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Just curious. I'm about to run disk defragmenter right now, but I dont really know how often I should do it. Thanks.

I currently have 1.96 fragments per file, 62% free space out of 233GB. 32% total fragmentation, 64% file fragmentation, 0% free space fragmentation,
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I analyze about once every other week and see if it needs it or not.
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Like every 3rd day...
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I clean house once a week, the do a backup.
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by what terms do you decide if it would it need it or not, do you just go by if it tells you to when you analyze?

and is it ok to be doing things in the background while it defragments?
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once a month.
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Every 2 days
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~ once a month.
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post #9 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by kevsta112003 View Post
by what terms do you decide if it would it need it or not, do you just go by if it tells you to when you analyze?

and is it ok to be doing things in the background while it defragments?
For the last one; generally no.
Some special programs are optimised for this though (O&O has a special defraggin mode, called "stealth", which makes it possible to defrag in the background without bigger problems.
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post #10 of 40
I defrag about twice a month on average. Sometimes longer cause I just don't think about it.
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