Go Back   Technibble Forums > General Computers > General Computer Chit-Chat

  Technibble Sponsor

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-14-2012, 11:38 AM
frase's Avatar
frase frase is offline
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 524
frase is an unknown quantity at this point

never do waste of time. Best if needed is to do a full HD integerty check - chkdsk does the job well (with parameters as per required)
Fragmented files on an older system, probably yes. On newer systems I wouldnt even bother. As others have stated I use Auslogics if really needed.
Byte-Able Solutions


Last edited by frase; 04-14-2012 at 11:41 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2012, 02:59 PM
Cambridge PC Support's Avatar
Cambridge PC Support Cambridge PC Support is online now
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Cambridge UK
Posts: 2,188
Cambridge PC Support has a spectacular aura aboutCambridge PC Support has a spectacular aura about

on-site, start a defrag off before I leave

off-site, yes I run a defrag
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2012, 03:33 PM
'putertutor's Avatar
'putertutor 'putertutor is offline
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,024
'putertutor has a spectacular aura about'putertutor has a spectacular aura about

It depends on the machine, honestly. On a Vista or above, I don't even consider it. On a pre XP machine.... actually I don't remember the last pre XP machine I worked on, but if I was working on one, I probably would, after everything else was done. XP is a 50/50, I'll check the fragmentation and if it's significant, I'll run a defrag.

This thread led me to check my own laptop, a win7 unit at least 3 years old. I've never even thought of defragging it, and I tend to add/delete/move stuff around a lot on my computers. So I checked and it was all of 2% fragmented, so no, on a win7 machine I don't even think about defragging.
An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field.
Niels Bohr
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2012, 03:40 PM
tf76's Avatar
tf76 tf76 is offline
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: South Australia
Posts: 557
tf76 has a spectacular aura abouttf76 has a spectacular aura about

'putertutor, is defrag set to auto on your pc?
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2012, 03:43 PM
iisjman07's Avatar
iisjman07 iisjman07 is offline
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: South End Of The UK
Posts: 3,045
iisjman07 has a spectacular aura aboutiisjman07 has a spectacular aura about

I do, I know in the later windows operating systems it's automatically done but it never seems to be very effective (maybe that's just vista). It also seems to take forever. I use Auslogics Disk Defrag from a flash drive (portable!) and it's soooo much quicker than the built in one; I usually leave it when I go to bed and tick the 'shutdown on completion' button (even though it only takes about 20-30mins)
put that in your pipe and grep it
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:37 PM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Technibble.com is based out of MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA.