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Windows 7: Windows 7 built in defrag

03 Oct 2010   #1
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 
Windows 7 built in defrag

When using W7 built in defrag what doesn't it defrag or if easier to post, what does it defrag.


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03 Oct 2010   #2
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

The default automatic always running in the background defrag,
defrags File Fragments that are 64M and smaller.

Start here to get a handle on exactly what and why Defrag in Win 7 is much better.

Command Line Options:
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/A Perform analysis on the specified volumes.
/C Perform the operation on all volumes.
/E Perform the operation on all volumes except those specified.
/H Run the operation at normal priority (default is low).
/M Run the operation on each volume in parallel in the background.
/T Track an operation already in progress on the specified volume.
/U Print the progress of the operation on the screen.
/V Print verbose output containing the fragmentation statistics.
/X Perform free space consolidation on the specified volumes.
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03 Oct 2010   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

Thank you Tepid for the time you spent looking into that. Question; does it do registry. I have Googled and it seams that Microsoft is hiding most information. I think it is Diskeeper but I have no proof of that. I don't have any problems so this is just for information only. I use W7 built in defrag, I just don't know what it is or is not defraging. Thank you again. Good info.
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03 Oct 2010   #4
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

You don't need to defrag the registry.

I use Windows 7 defrag and it works fine for me.
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03 Oct 2010   #5
delmoon01

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

defragment need arises after your system has been used for a long period of time and has been accumulated with loads of data, i think defraging registry is also helpful to tweak up win 7, i did this once with some tool called reginout a few months back ...
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04 Oct 2010   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

Thanks again for the post from all. I also use Windows 7 defrag, I was just wondering what it did or did not defrag.
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04 Oct 2010   #7
youllbelost

Dual Booting Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate Edition and Fedora 16.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Thanks again for the post from all. I also use Windows 7 defrag, I was just wondering what it did or did not defrag.
Could'nt find what defragment does but surely a gain in knowledge.

Read this.

Hope this helped a bit.
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04 Oct 2010   #8
youllbelost

Dual Booting Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate Edition and Fedora 16.
 
 

Found a bit of Information

It does not defragment files residing in the Recycle Bin or files that are in use.
In particular, this includes the registry, page file and hibernation file.

This gives a overview.
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05 Oct 2010   #9
Victek

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Thank you Tepid for the time you spent looking into that. Question; does it do registry.
It's important to distinguish between defragging the registry and cleaning it. I would strongly recommend staying away from registry cleaners, however I believe defragging the registry occasionally - once a month would be often enough - is helpful. It will recover some disk space and parse the registry, but you won't notice any difference in performance.

I use Quicksys Regdefrag for Windows 7 32 bit and 64 bit without problems.
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08 Oct 2010   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

I like the fact that Windows 7 has a built in defrag, I would like Microsoft to include complete information on the defrag processes. I would read it.
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