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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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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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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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I defrag about twice a month on average. Sometimes longer cause I just don't think about it.
 

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Whenever I remember to, or after uninstalled/installing a bunch of programs. And if the analysis suggests to do so, then I defrag.
 

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Very little. I should do it more, but my old hard drives take forever to defrag so I don't get around to it.
 

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Diskeeper 10 Pro every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
 

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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?
If using the XP utility then I do what it tells me to do. I check if I have been doing a lot of Downloading, editting, transfering and organizing, installing/uninstalling.
 

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I do it like once a week....

I just do it no matter what...it has a very high "threshold" for what "needs" defragmenting.
 

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With the XP defragger I would do it whenever installing/removing a lot of large files. Now that I have diskeeper it just defraggs whenever I'm not using the disc.
 

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Definitely after alot of adding or deleting programs and files. Aside from that I try for every two weeks but that usually rolls over into once per month. Along with weekly registry cleaning,spyware cleaning, disk cleanup, etc defragging once per month keeps me running fine.
 

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At least once a month...
 
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