How often do you clean out and defreg your hard drive?

@sharone74 (4839)
United States
January 15, 2007 11:06am CST
I try to clean and defrag my harddrive at least once every 9 weeks. I do it each time that I finish another quarter of classes from school. I delete all of the old assignments and the other crap that is left behind from each set of classes then I defrag the whole thing.
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@SirPyan (430)
• Malaysia
15 Jan 07
The last time I defrag my computer was probably 3 months ago. I still remember in the time when I was still using Windows 98, probably just me, but defragmentation process took too many hours to complete. My harddrive size isn't that big. At that time, I prefer to use Norton Speeddisk because it does the same job faster.
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
15 Jan 07
On win 98 it took forever to defrag on win ME it wouldn't defrag at all on on XP it is quick. It just depends on the software you're running and how long since you did it last how long it takes to defrag your system. It is neccessary.
@SirPyan (430)
• Malaysia
16 Jan 07
Thanks for the suggestion. Right now I am already using Windows XP. When I started to defrag my harddrive for the first time with XP, it really amazed me. Yup, it's fast, in fact it is very fast indeed. They really improve Windows a lot.
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
17 Jan 07
yes they did. It is a much better program.
@iceman24 (23)
• United States
15 Jan 07
I backup all my assignments from year's passed (you never know when you might need them again). I defrag my hard drive every 6 weeks or so, its better for playing games and for speeding up your computer. These days with the speed of computers, defragging doesn't really give you as much of a performance increase as it used to, when computers were slower.
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
15 Jan 07
yeah but the modern computers don't slow up like the old ones used to either.
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
17 Jan 07
defragging it daily may not be the best for it as it also compresses your files for you also.
@snakeyes (569)
• India
15 Jan 07
Well i know it's extremely important but i must admit i have been quite irresponsible about it,the last time i did it was 3 months back.But i sure gonna do it now itself.
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
15 Jan 07
good idea
• Philippines
17 Jan 07
I think it's ideal to defrag your system every 3 months if it's just for home use. this is a long process and can take up so much time.
@donmikey (70)
• Romania
17 Jan 07
i don`t actualy clean my hard or defragment... it`s easy for me to install the hall system again. ;)
@mariner68 (1278)
• India
16 Jan 07
i do it at least once a month. and that is good for the system.
• India
16 Jan 07
once in 3 months or more ! but it depends on type of work that i do ! if i am using it simply then it is not required oftenly but if i am using many things like softwares , surfing , development then it is required because it sucks my memory !
@Capndon (337)
• India
16 Jan 07
It depends on your usage. I have a heavy usage on my system with my computer running 24/7 downloading something or the other so it's a more frequent cleanup & defrag schedule for me.
• India
16 Jan 07
simply never, because its take too much time...
@raghed80 (113)
• Lebanon
16 Jan 07
i defragment once time every maybe year
@lameran (1148)
• Indonesia
16 Jan 07
I only defrag mY HD on my free time ..
• Romania
15 Jan 07
I defrag once a week or once a month dependes of what i'm doing on my computer.(the copy paste thing is starting to bugg me,because is one of two messages it tall me that i can't copy paste yep,but i just typed the message :( )