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Old 26-11-17, 17:33
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does anybody do this ? I used to do it years ago.....
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Old 26-11-17, 19:17
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I do sometimes. There have been threads fairly recently about defragging. Some examples:

Defragmenting - Web User Forums

Defraggler? - Web User Forums

Defragmenting Puzzle - Web User Forums
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Old 26-11-17, 20:01
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According to Avast, I've got over 9gb of rubbish files...registry files etc etc that I should let it clean up....wondering if a defrag would be safer !!!
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Old 26-11-17, 20:46
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You could do a Disk Cleanup, that should be safe. As long as you haven't got a SSD, defragging should be OK, or you could just defrag the registry - not clean it. Auslogics have a program called 'Registry Defrag' which might be worth checking out:

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I don't know how effective all this would be in dealing with the 'rubbish files' Avast claims to have found though!
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According to Avast, I've got over 9gb of rubbish files...registry files etc etc that I should let it clean up....wondering if a defrag would be safer !!!
I think this is Avast`s way of trying to get you to upgrade. I occasionally get the same message and I regularly undertake good housekeeping on my laptop so I am not taken in by their message. Just ignore it imho.
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Old 27-11-17, 09:52
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does anybody do this ? I used to do it years ago.....
I just did it earlier..... I DLed aa 70+ meg file (The making of enemy of the state (1998)) and after I deleted and defragged.. (Hadnt in about a week)
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Old 27-11-17, 13:24
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I use disc-cleanup once a month, so easy and handy to use. Only defrag every couple of months or so.
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Old 30-11-17, 23:16
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Similar to what I do, although I probably defrag less often than than that - it depends on how much defragmentation is shown when I analyse the disk.
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