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Windows 7: Defragging


04 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Defragging

My System Mechanic says my 3 hard drives need to be defragged. One is my main hard drive, and the other 2 are storage. Can the ones that I use for storage be defragged? I do not want to risk losing anything.
Thanks in advance.


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04 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I wouldn't let some 3rd party program mess with my disks like that.
Windows 7 is not XP it handles such tasks best on its own.

Just go to Start and type Disk Defragmenter in the search dialogue start that program and you see this
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Either set a scheduled defrag or just pick a drive, click Analyze and when you feel like it, click Defrag

-DG


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04 Dec 2010   #3

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

they are safe to defrag with no loss of data, so long as you dont lose power. dont defrag during severe weather. (sounds silly, doesnt it?)
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04 Dec 2010   #4

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

defragging your drives regularly is safe and advisable, even when it's raining.

it rearranges the files on the drives so they can 'load faster'.
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04 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you have a 1TB HDD 60% full of .mkv file's don't defrag as it isn't necessary. Otherwise I'd use My Defrag which also comes in a x64 version.
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04 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I'd like to see some proof other than from software companies, that prove that defragging with
3rd party software actually improves performance over 7's built in utility.
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04 Dec 2010   #7

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rvbfan View Post
I'd like to see some proof other than from software companies, that prove that defragging with
3rd party software actually improves performance over 7's built in utility.
Same here. Win 7 defrags to 0%. So you get -5% defrag by third party!
Defragged in advance.
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04 Dec 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote:
So you get -5% defrag by third party!
Defragged in advance.
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04 Dec 2010   #9

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rvbfan View Post
I'd like to see some proof other than from software companies, that prove that defragging with
3rd party software actually improves performance over 7's built in utility.
I concur.

And as for any application like System Mechanic, I wouldn't let them touch any of my systems.
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04 Dec 2010   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Some 3rd party defraggers use different methods, and/or offer to optimize file placement on the physical disc for quicker access. Notice a difference, seat of the pants? Probably not. But boot defrag, and optimize amongst other features, are things 3rd party apps offer. A Guy
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