Defragging some areas, such as the Temp directory or your Internet cache, are just a plain waste of time. Here are some useful time-saving solutions.
- Make a partition to store these folders, and do not defragment them.
- Delete the temp files in the root, Windows, and My Documents Folder. Remove the cached files
for the browser(s) you may use, and delete the Windows prefetch files too.
Note: "My Documents" is another area that should be in a different partition or at least removed from the base area. This would be the most likely defrag requirement for your main drive (unless you only have one partition or drive).
- The best solution is to have a second or third drive organized for frequent use,and then to
defrag frequently to a backup area (hardly worth it to defrag here, unless you delete backups).
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This was first published in December 2006