Do you defrag?

by compound complex 30 Replies latest watchtower scandals

  • Elsewhere

    My Vista computer is setup to auto-defrag about once a week in the middle of the night. (Vista and Windows 7 are automatically setup to do this when you buy them, so you don't have to worry about setting it up.)

    Defrag most certainly improves the performance of a home computer.

  • Casper

    Hi CoCo...

    I drive myself nuts, trying to keep my pc clean and tidy. I defrag on a regular basis, clean out old files and run virus scan often.

    For some reason I am very obsessive about not putting too much on my hard drive, I try and keep it at the very least, 1/2 empty.

    Drives my kids crazy, since I refuse to download things they are positive that I need... like the newest video and such.

    Enjoy your new found "Speed"...



    Good Morning Coco..

    I clean the system every day..

    It has an auto,but auto always leaves a few Dust Bunnies..

    To keep a really fast system:

    ..Defrag Hard Drive and Registry..

    ..Clean registry..

    ..Clean junk files..

    Your computer will work like it came out of the box..


  • compound complex
    compound complex

    Thanks, guys and gals, for all the really helpful info. I couldn't believe the difference!

    Much appreciation. Off to work - 6 mile walk.



  • Goshawk

    What are you trying to cover-up when you defrag your hard drive?

  • John Doe
    John Doe

    Hey now! This is a family forum!

  • compound complex
    compound complex


    My understanding is that the files simply become organized; coverup has never been an issue, as CoCo is aka Pollyanna. Huh?!?!?


    You are so right. Family values! Respect for your fellow poster [do you make any exceptions to that?]. Butter wouldn't melt in our mouths. In this case, our typin' fingers ...

    CoCo is no longer a fragment of your imagination.

  • Finally-Free

    I rarely defrag my windows computers, not because they don't need it occasionally but because I rarely think about it. I've had my Mac for 11 months now and I never thought to defrag it. Reading this thread got me curious, so I downloaded a demo of idefrag. It says my disk is 0.2% fragmented, so I don't think I'll bother with it today.


  • compound complex
    compound complex

    Thanks, FF, for that bit of info. I was wondering how MAC works. I barely comprehend my COMPAQ ...


  • White Dove
    White Dove

    I don't bother to defrag. It seems that my computer doesn't slow down at all. I keep most of my stuff on a flash so it doesn't crowd space. Not sure if it would crowd much on a dual core, though.

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