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Old 02-04-08, 08:48 AM
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Please help with defragging problem

so i defragged for the first time in a few months, and when it finished I analyzed and it said it should be defragged. So I did it again. Ran analysis again, still said it should be defragged. I viewed the defragging report and all that came up was 30-40 files that were temporary internet files that are supposed to be in documents and settings/jamesz/local settings/temporary internet files/contect.ie5 . When i went to manually delete these files there was no such path (i check hidden files also). The only path that even had a temp int files folder was documents and settings/default user/local settings/temporary internet files/contect.ie5 and they werent in there either.
I tried to a disc cleanup and checked off temp int files to delete them but the files still showed up after analyzing the drive with defrag. Any suggestions?
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Old 02-04-08, 11:01 AM
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which version of IE do you use?...
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Old 02-04-08, 11:13 AM
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Old 02-04-08, 03:16 PM
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Internet Explorer creates that every time you run it. And depending on what your settings are, they will be removed.

If you have history set to 0 days and your temp space to 0 MBs, it will delete automatically. If you don't, it will remain for the allotted time and then delete. But it will reappear again when you run IE again.
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Old 02-05-08, 01:15 AM
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Originally Posted by macnorton
Internet Explorer creates that every time you run it. And depending on what your settings are, they will be removed.

If you have history set to 0 days and your temp space to 0 MBs, it will delete automatically. If you don't, it will remain for the allotted time and then delete. But it will reappear again when you run IE again.
is this why it keeps saying i need to defrag ??
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Old 02-05-08, 07:01 AM
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Originally Posted by JZ1276
is this why it keeps saying i need to defrag ??
because defrag is a stupid tool.. hasnt really been needed much since win2000 was introduced
it reads alot of file types as 'fragmented', that are perfectly fine..

close defrag and dont worry about it
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Old 02-05-08, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by JZ1276
is this why it keeps saying i need to defrag ??
No I was just accounting for why the IE5.content was coming up.

As for the defrag what twikoff said is correct. There are plenty of fragmented files that are fine. Defrag just identifies which ones are and tells you to do X. Unless your hard drive is really slow (like mine at home) or having issue, one time should be enough. I would also suggest running Disk Cleanup. Ironically, defrag catches a lot of the flies that Disk Cleanup deletes and tells you that they need to be defragged.
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Old 02-05-08, 08:51 AM
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I use Perfectdisk from Raxco software, works great. Mine is an older version, but here is the link to the site to download a trial version:
http://www.raxco.com/products/downloadit/
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Originally Posted by Mankal
I use Perfectdisk from Raxco software, works great. Mine is an older version, but here is the link to the site to download a trial version:
http://www.raxco.com/products/downloadit/
Can you tell me more about this...
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Old 02-05-08, 04:19 PM
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I use Ashampoo Magical Defrag:

http://www2.ashampoo.com/webcache/ht...t_2_0144__.htm

Seems to work very well.
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Old 02-05-08, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Mankal
I use Perfectdisk from Raxco software, works great. Mine is an older version, but here is the link to the site to download a trial version:
http://www.raxco.com/products/downloadit/

I've used that on other platforms (non windows) and it seemed to work well.

I use Diskeeper from Executive Software on my PC's. It seems to work well, and I believe it defragments better than the built in Windows Defragger, having run the Windows Defragger first and then running Diskeeper immediately after and the still having a significant amount to defrag.

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Old 02-05-08, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by twikoff
because defrag is a stupid tool.. hasnt really been needed much since win2000 was introduced
it reads alot of file types as 'fragmented', that are perfectly fine..

close defrag and dont worry about it
That is crazy talk!

We purchased a diskeeper license for every employee workstation and server and boy-howdy the workstations are screaming, I would never suggest going without some type of defrag software.
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Old 02-06-08, 05:05 AM
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you are seeing things

i defrag once in a while and see a small difference, but i wouldn't spend any money on it. windows defrag is good enough. it's a lite version of Veritas Volume Manager
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Originally Posted by Lateralus
That is crazy talk!

We purchased a diskeeper license for every employee workstation and server and boy-howdy the workstations are screaming, I would never suggest going without some type of defrag software.
you should consider upgrading those clients off of win95
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Old 02-07-08, 09:51 AM
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I just had my ED pull me aside and ask me what I did to his computer as "It seems like a whole new computer" This is of course after I installed diskeeper last week, I'm not seeing things; keeping your hard drive defragmented is one of the best things you can do for your workstation or server.
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