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just done a 10 hour defrag for no reason?

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GRR! right, im trying to get some more space to partition my computers hdd, im using the vista defrag tool, orginally i only had 58mb of space to do it, i did a quick 30 min defrag and that went up to 2gb, ive just done a 10 HOUR defrag and it hasnt changed in the SLIGHTEST, im getting really annoyed all i want is like 10 gb! why did the 30 min defrag give me 2gb but the 10 gave me nada !!!!!!!??
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post #2 of 27
defragmenting doesn't give you more space, it just moves the files on your hard disk around for them to be accessed faster
you need a disk cleaning program, like ccleaner, if you want to retrieve more space
post #3 of 27
Well, that would have to do on how much of your HDD is fragmented. I can't really tell you why one takes longer than the other.

If you want to clear more room, I suggest running Disk Cleanup.
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Windows defrags have never been very good. I would get a different defrag program. I use Auslogics defrag. It's fast and works well and bect of all it's free!!! Get it Here!!
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post #5 of 27
it makes load times faster.
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post #6 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by crashovride02 View Post
Windows defrags have never been very good. I would get a different defrag program. I use Auslogics defrag. It's fast and works well and bect of all it's free!!! Get it Here!!
If I remember correctly some one tested many different defrags, including paid ones. The funny thing was that Vista defrager came first in their test.
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post #7 of 27
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Originally Posted by i_ame_killer_2 View Post
If I remember correctly some one tested many different defrags including paid ones. The funny thing was that Vistas defrager came first in their test.
I would love to see that test!!! From my experience Windows defragers have always been SLOW and didn't work well. I'm just speaking from my own experience
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post #8 of 27
Check you program files folder and any folders blelong to old programs that you have uninstalled might still be there. I know Crysis when uninstalled still leaves it folder in program files and that use's over 1gig.
post #9 of 27
If you're trying to partition your drive, Disk Management sucks. Get GParted.
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post #10 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by i_ame_killer_2 View Post
If I remember correctly some one tested many different defrags, including paid ones. The funny thing was that Vista defrager came first in their test.
Yeah, I recall that one too. It was reported here at OCN awhile ago....
    
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