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Windows 7: Local disk C: is filling up...


19 Apr 2010   #11

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Defrag's function is to move data to one place instead of having it all over the place on the hard drive. When you use up alot of your disk space, you end up with lots of spaces that are too small for the system to write to them. Or it has to search through the Hard Drive to find a place big enough to store the longer strings of data.

When you defrag it changes this:

D--D-D-D--DDD-DDD------DDD-D---D--D-D--D-DDD--DD--D-D-----D-------D-D-D--D----

into this:

DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD--------------------------DDD------------------------------------

So you can store data like this: DDDD into spaces that are long enough -------

Edit: It can free up space if you have just installed lots of programs. the defrag should have a percentage on it to tell you if you need to run it. If its in the 10's then you should need to run it. otherwise defrag might help.

With CCleaner, it actually deletes the unneeded info. When you run it, you should click custom run and deselect the files you dont want deleted like your passwords for internet stuff or cookies.

*Dont use the Registry cleaner. People on this forum have suggested not to use it and I would not use it unless you have something in particular you need deleted.

Also, moving the restore points and page file to the other partition wont make it run slower as this is just a designation of where info is stored on the HD

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