do you defragment your computer?

United States
August 1, 2008 12:25pm CST
the computer can forget things, so that is why it is good to defragment your computer. i just defragmented mine last night. with windows xp i went to Start then select All Programs then select Accessorites then System Tools then Disk Defragmenting. it is worth the time. have you ever done it?
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@SheliaLee (2738)
• United States
1 Aug 08
I don't defragment very often but I do delete the history/cookies pretty much every day. If I don't my husband will do it because he says this is important. He also said it is important to defragment but we just don't do this often as the deleting of history and cookies. Have a great day!!
• United States
1 Aug 08
yeah, you don't have to defrag often. and deleting those cookies makes your husband happy so good for you. enjoy your computer.
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@nocovi (517)
• China
2 Aug 08
I have only done it once.I remember it took a long time.And I have seen on the web that frequent defragment is bad for your hard drive,it can shorten the life span of your hard drive...so do not do it so frequently.Now I am using Linux.It is good to have no necessary to defragment any more
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• Singapore
7 Aug 08
Hi Nocovi, It is a myth that defragmenting reduces the life span of a hard drive. Actually, it would be quite the opposite, if anything- fragmentation puts extra workload on a drive while reading a file because the file system issues multiple I/Os for reading a fragmented file as compared to a contiguous file. Please see this article from our website that will explain it clearly. http://www.diskeeper.com/diskeeper/myths/hard-drive-wear.asp Best regards :) ---------------------- Representative Diskeeper Corporation ----------------------
• United States
7 Aug 08
hi nocovi & DiskeeperRep.......nocovi thank you for your comment and in voicing what many believe. .....DiskeeperRep thank you for addressing the issue with your helpful information.
• United States
18 Sep 08
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@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
2 Aug 08
When you defrag your computer, it helps speed it up. I often defrag mine, but sometimes, I wait too long and the message pops up telling me I need to defrag. It doesn't take that long on my laptop or my desktop. I think we keep our machines in better shape if we regularly defrag them. I also occasionally delete all the cache in my browsers to get rid of unwanted junk and run a disk clean up program as well.
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• United States
2 Aug 08
you are taking great care of your computer. you should have many happy days with it. enjoy your computer.
@rajeshfgh (1627)
• India
1 Aug 08
I do defragment my hard disk from time to time. I kinda speeds things up by collecting scattered bits and putting them together. I think everyone must do it occasionally. Windows XP OS has a very good analyser which will even tell you if you need to defragment the drive or not. It's really worth the time.
• United States
1 Aug 08
i agree it is worth the time. when i didn't know about it, my computer was giving me a lot of grief and i didn't know why. i have since learned to defrag . enjoy your computer :D
@venkygec (783)
• India
1 Aug 08
I do defragment my computer... But i dont do it very frequently... Sometimes i even forget about it... like this time... I think about two months passed that i forgot about it... Thanks for reminding me to defragment... Happy posting on mylot...^_^
• United States
1 Aug 08
your most welcome. not everyone has to defrag a lot. it depends on your use of the computer. but you know that :D enjoy your computer.
@Mare73 (1335)
• United States
1 Aug 08
WOW I haven't done this in ages!!! :-(
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• United States
1 Aug 08
then soon would make your computer happy. when i didn't know about defragging my computer didn't recognize the password so i had to get out the installation disk and refresh it. so if your computer is happy and it loves to be defragged. then you're happy. your computer is holding it's leash in it's mouth asking for you to take it on the defragging walk. :D enjoy your computer.
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@spalladino (17923)
• United States
1 Aug 08
I try to do a complete system maintenance on my home computer each week because my husband and I both use it a lot. That includes defragging, disk cleanup and clearing out all of the internet junk. I have a program that does other things as well to keep my system running at it's best but right now I can't remember everything that it does.
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• United States
1 Aug 08
that is most excellent. you are taking good care of your computer. enjoy your computer.
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• India
3 Aug 08
Hi friend, I don't defragment my computer frequently.I do it once in a year or atleast once in 6 months.If we defragment the computer frequently the system hard disk may crash.Because of this fear i do defragmentation once in a year or every 6 months. Have a nice day.
• United States
4 Aug 08
hi sud, that should do the job just fine. it is good to do but you don't want to overdue it. happy healthy computer.
• India
4 Aug 08
Thanks Green. Have a nice day.
• Kottayam, India
2 Aug 08
this is to be done by all so that good speed can be achieved.
• United States
2 Aug 08
works for me. you can get things done efficiently. here's to a healthy computer.
• Kottayam, India
2 Aug 08
Thanks Green
@naseefu (1607)
• India
22 Oct 08
greenglitterturtle, I defragmented my system.But to defragment it needs at least fifteen persentage free space.Now this computer is almost full.So to defragment again i have to delete some thing from the computer. But i am now also doing the system disk cleaning and temporary files deleting... That will help to increase the speed of internet and our system.Thanks for sharing
• United States
22 Oct 08
hi naseefu...it's good that you're staying on top of it tho. it's easy to let things slide. take care.
@staci26 (102)
• United States
6 Aug 08
I defragment it helps your computer run more effectivly you really should do it. www.megastarmedia.com
• United States
6 Aug 08
i totally agree take care of your computer and your computer will take care of you. excellent. enjoy your computer.
@fwidman (11515)
• United States
6 Aug 08
I defrag my computer every now and then, no regular schedule there. First I re-boot the computer and enter safe mode and then defrag and after that do a disk cleanup. In regular mode, defrag can take hours. In safe mode it goes pretty quickly
• United States
6 Aug 08
that is most excellent. a healthy computer is a happy computer is a happy computer user. enjoy your computer. :D
• United States
2 Aug 08
I just did that last night and I did a disk clean up too.
• United States
2 Aug 08
most excellent your computer should be in good shape. here's to a healthy computer.
@douchrti (176)
• United States
2 Aug 08
When it needs it. A tidy Hard Drive is a happy Hard Drive.
• United States
2 Aug 08
you said it bro. and we do want our hard drive to be a happy one. when it is happy, we are happy. enjoy your computer.
@nocovi (517)
• China
2 Aug 08
I have only done it once.I remember it took a long time.And I have seen on the web that frequent defragment is bad for your hard drive,it can shorten the life span of your hard drive...so do not do it so frequently.Now I am using Linux.It is good to have no necessary to defragment any more..enjoy your computer!
• United States
2 Aug 08
that's great that with linux you don't need to defrag. enjoy your computer.