Quote: Originally Posted by tyme2rit
My defrager lists 4 items that it will defrag:
The System became 7% fragment suddenly over the past 3 weeks, and will not defragment. How can I correct this?
There is software that is reliable, I have been using this software for about 10 years, that will do a very good job of defragmenting your hard drive.
Also take a look at your Windows Backup and Restore. If you have Windows set to run regularly scheduled backups you may have more copies of backups than you need. By default Windows will manage your default backup space and thus the number of backups that are saved at the maximum.
You can go into Backup and Restore, delete any extra backups that you have and use the Windows option to control the management of backup space yourself.
Then defrag your HDD that those files were stored on.
This could help reduce your disk defragmentation.
The defrag software that I use which I have used for 10 years and is now out in a version number over 10 and has a "boot" time defrag which when run will also help defrgament your HDD.
I set my defgrag software on "Auto" to backup each drive every three days. The degrag software when set this way only runs when the Drive letter that it is defragmenting is idle for X minutes. You get to choose the minutes. Basically the software does its thing automatically while I am away from computer like at night.
This software will successfully defrag your Metadata, MFT, Pagefile and Bootfile.
All of my actual physical and logical drives are continually maintained this way with less than 1% defragmentation and usually below .5% defragmentation.
I will not post the name of the software for obvious reasons including the fact that it is not free. So I ain't going to be spamming.
P.S. I have two rules of thumb that have I gone by for years with regard to defgragmenting the physical and logical drives.
1. Never let any physical or logical drive get more than 50% full. This is topic for discussion at another time
other than to say that HDDs unless they are Solid State are cheap and USB ports and usb hubs are plentiful
2. Defrag the physical and logical drives often