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#1 rowal5555

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 02:18 AM

PC World have posted this article on setting up a batch file to defrag your harddrive and then running it as a scheduled task. Looks like a very good option for those who 'forget' to defrag regularly.

View it here.

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 10:46 AM

Microsoft also has some info on this:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;en-us;555098
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/s...ps/gehrke1.mspx
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/s..._october08.mspx
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Posted 31 August 2006 - 09:15 PM

John,

I clicked on your first link and followed those directions...

It said to go to System 32 folder and open up defrag.exe or something....but in my System 32 folder lies only this:

NTDLL.DLL
SMSS

So, no defrag there...

However, I do have Mcafee that I think I did schedule it in...so I think that should take care of it although not programmed through windows.....or is McAfee talking about some other defrag???

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 01:42 PM

My System32 folder has 2,140 objects in it (49 Folders, 2,091 files). Have you enabled viewing of system and hidden files and folders in Windows Explorer? (go to Tools...Folder Options...View and scroll down the list).

Sorry, but I avoid McAfee so I have no knowledge of it's internal workings.

Edited by usasma, 01 September 2006 - 01:42 PM.

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 01:47 PM

PC World have posted this article on setting up a batch file to defrag your harddrive and then running it as a scheduled task. Looks like a very good option for those who 'forget' to defrag regularly.


Hi rowal:

Sorry for butting in but if you switch to Sysinternals CONTIG you won't need to scedule defrags (although it can be done) because it's incredibly fast and such fun to watch. An added bonus is that you get to see exactly which files needed defragmenting.

:thumbsup: Go to Major Geeks and download and install Power Defragmenter:

http://www.majorgeeks.com/Power_Defragmenter_GUI_d4647.html

:flowers: For SysInternals Contig v.1.53 go to:

http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/Contig.html

:trumpet: Place Contig.exe in the Power Defragmenter folder with Power Defragmenter GUI.exe.

Then run the program and sit back and watch the show. It's fascinating, superfast, and there's nothing like it.

Have fun!

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 09:48 AM

Wow! Way cool tip, thanks scratcher!

Did a 3/4 full, 10 gB partition before I could even load it to the thumb drive that I keep my "tools" on!
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Posted 29 October 2006 - 06:18 PM

Wow! Way cool tip, thanks scratcher!

Did a 3/4 full, 10 gB partition before I could even load it to the thumb drive that I keep my "tools" on!


Hi usasma:

You're welcome.

I've tried and discarded so many defrag programs but this Power Defrag is a keeper. It can defrag my entire drive in the time it takes me to to go to the kitchen and make a cup of coffee.

A nice feature I'm just beginning to appreciate is its ability to defrag an individual file or folder.

It's interesting to see how badly fragmented a large program file can be after downloading, and it seems like a good idea to defrag such program files before attempting to install a new program from them.

Cheers,

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 01:13 AM

Rob/Scratcher: This is sure a time saver for me who never have enough time or remember to perform this task. I had downloaded Sysinternal contig., It is wonderful. Thank you. YOYO. :thumbsup:




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