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DO YOU STILL DE-FRAG YOUR COMPUTER?

 

I never see this mentioned, nor do I know if this is still even necessary.   Don't see any settings or whatever on my laptop that references de-fragging.

 

So .....  Is de-fragging still a thing?

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Re: DO YOU STILL DE-FRAG YOUR COMPUTER?

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yes, i do at least once a week, more if i am having computer issues.

i try to do disk cleanups daily also.

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Re: DO YOU STILL DE-FRAG YOUR COMPUTER?

If your device has a SSD then NO you do not need to defrag. It doesn't do anything to improve performance.  Optical hard (HDD) drives do need occasional defragging. 

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Re: DO YOU STILL DE-FRAG YOUR COMPUTER?


@Tinkrbl44 wrote:

 

I never see this mentioned, nor do I know if this is still even necessary.   Don't see any settings or whatever on my laptop that references de-fragging.

 

So .....  Is de-fragging still a thing?


If you have windows 10 or higher, You do not need to Defrag.   It is done automatically. 

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Re: DO YOU STILL DE-FRAG YOUR COMPUTER?

@Tinkrbl44 

 

Yes

 

 

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Re: DO YOU STILL DE-FRAG YOUR COMPUTER?

Apple computers have a disk utility which you can run.  It has an optioin called First Aid which will check the disk for problems. 

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Re: DO YOU STILL DE-FRAG YOUR COMPUTER?

Definitely.  I usually do it after paying bills or being in my checking accounts. 

 

But I was always told to be sure to do the clean-up first, then defrag.