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sano

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on another site the question was asked how often do you defrag the pc - the majority said yearly as if you do it too often you can corrupt the hard drive. how true is this ? I do mine on average every two weeks.
Any input is greatly appreciated.
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People who defrag yearly don't do much with their computer. I defrag every couple of weeks. I usually check on total volume fragmentation and will defrag when its over 10%. Been doing this for years on all my computers and never had any go bad from doing this. You know you can open a report window thats in the analyze window to see how much fragmentation you have. I download so many drivers for other computers, along with manuals, PDF files, and other software that i have to constantly defrag to clean up the deleted space from the files i've moved off the drive. I also empty the temp folders and defrag just before i install any software on a computer. That way most of the files are in one place on the drive.

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thank you that was of great help - i feel relieved
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you can always check your defragment disk

just click on analyze and your system will tell you that you need to defrag or not
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Most often the HHD iz the bottleneck in performance. Its really important to take out the trash once in a while and fragmentation - its a cancer that spreads into the performance of other components as well. If ur drivez taking ages to seek files, everythingz gonna slowdown.
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