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Defragmenter incomplete

By rliu
Apr 29, 2005
  1. Are there any disadvantages to stopping and starting a disk defragmenter? i.e. doing 30%, stopping it then doing 30% again next time.
     
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    only that you'll fragment your hard disk more!
     
  3. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    I'm pretty sure that if you are using a program like Disk Keeper, it allows you to pause it, then continue.
     
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    As poertner said, with Diskeeper you can pause and continue later (in the same Windows session). If you switch off in between, even Diskeeper will start from scratch, so interrupting is not of any help to your system. Let it run overnight if it is a big HD and the defragging bothers you.
    Diskeeper can do all this in the background, without interfering with normal operations!
     
  5. HeddaLora

    HeddaLora TS Rookie Posts: 17

    I was also going to recommend Diskeeper. You can also set it to run in the background, and it will keep the hard drive defragged all the time (as opposed to having to spend a chunk of time doing a big defrag). http://www.executive.com
     
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