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Old 03-23-06, 08:23 AM
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Question about Defragmenting my hard drive.

Hi there. I have been meaning to defrag my hard drive for some time now, however i have a P2P program on my computer and i was wondering if this might be affected if i defrag the C drive??? Is it safe for me to defrag??
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Yes, it should be safe. Defragging doesn't delete stuff. It moves stuff around and re-groups it together, so your HD doesn't have to spend so much time looking for parts of the application you're running or trying to run. Lets the apps run quicker and smoother.
I defrag every couple of weeks. I use Norton's Speed Disk to defrag. It's much better than the one built into windows!
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The one built into windows sucks. It cleans up my harddrive the first time I ask it to the way my kids do when I ask them to clean their rooms.
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The only issues I've heard of from defragging is regarding PGP-encrypted full drives. Other than that you should be good.

I use Diskeeper 9 on smart-schedule and it keeps me nice and defragged.
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I like O&O the best because it allows you several defrag and file reorganization options like free space consolidation (to prevent future fragmentation), defrag by name, defrag by accessed, defrag by date, etc. Not since the old Norton Utilities for Win95 could I do stuff like that.
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O&O sounds interesting. Might have to check that out.
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Thanks for the help. I have been meaning to do this for a while, but some of the files i have downloading are split into rar files and i was just unsure if these would be affected as only certain parts have so far downloaded for some. I will defrag this weekend.

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Diskkeeper rocks!

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