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(Solved) - cleanup and defrag

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  • Started 1 year ago by xjelly
  • Latest reply from ihspain1
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xjelly
Posts: 61

Does Disk Cleanup & Disk Defragmenter really help to improve PC performance. Do they have any risk?

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gedstar
gedstar
Posts: 521

They can help and won't cause any issues, but it depends on how bad your system is. No worries running them but if the OS is running extremely slow then you are better off doing a clean install.
Also depends on the OS, Windows 7 and 8 will perform Defrag in the background, using CCleaner is also a good option

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

What OS are you using ?

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xjelly
Posts: 61

windows 7 ultimate

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GuiltySpark
GuiltySpark
Posts: 4024

Disk cleanup yes, Defrag is not necessary in Win 7 as it does it on it's own.

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xjelly
Posts: 61

is there any difference between Defraggler from piriform and provided by windows?

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StringJunky
StringJunky
Posts: 2454

I think it's worth having Defraggler as visual aid to check that Win Defrag, which doesn't have a graphic, is working as desired and also it's a good on-demand defragger for when Windows been doing service packs, updates etc. ...this minimises the resources* used when it's on in the background if it's going to be on a long time like when it's quite heavily fragmented after a big update etc. Also, the time you are using the computer may not synchronise with the defrag schedule sometimes so a quick manual check and defrag with Defraggler can get it done quickly. The great majority of the time, just let Win Defrag do it's stuff and forget about it.

*Makes no difference if you've got 4GB RAM or more.

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ronniesonora
Posts: 919

Defraggler shows the shadows and restore points in it's analysis, windows defrag doesn't.

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xjelly
Posts: 61

so defraggler is so much better ?

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Several experienced members have already told you, that you don't need a 3rd party defragger.

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ihspain1
Posts: 2

Disk clean up delete all the junk and temporary files. On the other hand defragmentation organises the file structure of hard disk.

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