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defrag - how much time?

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  • Started 1 year ago by SammyJoe
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SammyJoe
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Hi, I'm first time posting.

I just wonder if it is possible to defrag the (C) drive for already more than 10 hrs?? It's not finished yet. I do disc fragmentation usually every 8 to 14 days.
I'm unsure wheather to stop it or not.
Your advise is very much appreciated.
Thanks.

Posted 1 year ago
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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

SammyJoe hi. I would stop it, and use this instead,
http://www.filehippo.com/download_defraggler/

Posted 1 year ago
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GuiltySpark
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+1 to Defraggler and make sure you're offline when you do it as you may get delays from new temp files being added.

Posted 1 year ago
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SarahJames
Posts: 6581

A screensaver also sets you back to the beginning time after time, so disable those and any other programs that are running, like messenger, browser, rainlendar etc.

Posted 1 year ago
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mfletch
Posts: 1434

Plus empty the recycle bin and delete all temp Internet files

This will speed up the defrag

Posted 1 year ago
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SammyJoe
Posts: 2

Thanks so much for your suggestions.
I have Bitdefender and they delete all temp files before I run defragging. No programs are running when I use Bitdefender; my recycle bin is not very full,
but I will sort through it :) I will make sure to be offline.
An error message came up this morning from Bitdefender when running a full system scan and they analyse it now.

Thanks again for your speedy answers...SammyJoe

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