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How do you defrag?

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Answered 2011-07-20 21:57:52

It depends on the version of windows you have installed on your computer. You will find the defrag options in the control panel. You simply follow the wizard and it will take you through it.

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What command is used to defrag the drive from a command prompt window?

depends on the OS, but for most it is : defrag <DRIVE> example: defrag c:

Do you have to be on the Internet to defrag?

You don't have to be on the Internet to defrag. You need to download and install a disk defragmenter and defrag your drives or partitions; the defrag process has no connection with the Internet, it's an action that optimized your hard drive, the way data is stored.

How do you defrag with Windows xp?

Start-All programs-accesories-Systerm tools-defrag

Do you have to be online to defrag a computer?

No! In fact, it's best that you're NOT online while doing a defrag. Anytime defrag hits a part of a hard drive where the information is changing, defrag restarts doing that portion of the drive. While on the Internet, your PC is constantly sending and receiving files and changing what's on the hard drive. Your defrag will take a lot longer.

Use defrag in a sentence?

Many people believe that your computer will work more efficiently if you defrag it regularly.

How do you defrag a Mac?

I am using Stellar Drive Defrag tool to defrag my Mac. It has many advance features, free version of this tool will show you the status of fragmentated drive. You can either defrag whole Mac or any selected drive, you do not need to worry about increasing temperature of your Mac drive during defrag process. This tool has temperature bar to make you aware of temperature of your Mac drive.

Does a defrag program create copies of data?

Usually not, The best Defrag program to use is the one the came Pre Installed in windows its located under Start, All Programs, Accessories, Tools - Or System Tools Defrag. What defrag does is put similar files together in order kinda like how a library puts books on a shelf, That way they can find them easier defrag is virtually the same.

Can you defrag a Mac SSD?

1 . Mac machines which comes with HDD requires defragmentation. SSD's no need. 2 . You don't need to regularly defrag a Mac's hard drive, OS X has HFS+ file ,which automatically defrag files of certain size. 3. Download Stellar Drive Defrag 4.. Install it and scan whole Mac, it will take some time and defrag your Mac properly.

Why defrag your computer?

Its important to defrag the computer to prevent performance deterioration (like slowdowns and lags) caused by file fragmentation over time. A defrag reorganizes the fragmented files sequentially and speeds up data access.

How do you get rid of the fragmented files that stay after you run disk defrag?

A defrag program sometimes skips the files that contain like 2-4 fragments so it won't need to make space for that file because it's to large. Some programs have the option to defrag to defrag every file without skipping one.

How does your videos get ruined when you defrag your computer?

A defrag should not affect your videos at all. However, it could affect your media player(s).

Would the larger Hard Drives take for ever, when I use Defrag?

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What command is used to defragment your c drive in windows disk defragmenter and displays analysis and fragmentaion reports?

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Can you defrag your hard drives while still using your PC?

With Windows XP if any programs (even those running in the background) or the screensaver interrupts the defrag, it will restart/hang. In Vista, the defrag is designed to defrag at a certain schedule in low priorty in the background. In order to defrag and use the PC at the same time you need to use an automatic defragmenter like Diskeeper which runs in the background in invisitasking mode and defrags silently without conflicting with other programs.

What word has -frag in it?

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How do you defragment files?

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How can you defragment a disk?

Go to the disk->right click->properties->extra->defrag --------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you are defragmenting with the Windows tool, you will also have to ensure that there is atleast 15% free space to defrag and ideally no other programs running should interrupt the task. The built in defragger also does not defrag system files. If you want, you can check out trial versions of comemrcial defrag programs that overcome all these limitations.

How does defrag work?

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How do you defrag a computer?

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When do you run disk defragmenter?

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Why wont your computer let you defrag?

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