General questions and answers regarding Microsoft Defrag
General questions and answers regarding Microsoft Defrag.
Below is a listing of general questions and answers commonly asked regarding Microsoft Defrag.
How do I run Windows Defrag?
How often should I run Defrag?
This is a commonly asked question with a difficult answer as every computer and computer user is different. We recommend that Defrag be ran at least once every 2-3 months. If the computer begins to run slowly running Defrag will also often help with performance issues.
How long does it take for Defrag to complete?
This all depends on the size of the hard drive and how fragmented the drive is. With today's hard drives it's not abnormal for this scan to take several hours to complete.
Will running Defrag a lot cause physical problems?
Defrag is a software utility designed to arrange the data on the hard drive. Defrag will not cause any physical problems to the hard drive regardless of how many times it is ran.
Which versions of Microsoft Windows have Defrag?
Defrag was first introduced in MS-DOS 6.0 and was also available in all versions of MS-DOS after this version. Users who had these versions of MS-DOS with Windows 3.11 could also run Defrag. Defrag was also available in Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and all later versions of Windows. Although each version of Windows has their own version of Defrag because of the different file systems and properties of the operating systems.
Other problems with Defrag.
If you have other questions or problems with Defrag see the Defrag help page.
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