Just wondering how often you people defragment your hard drives. With all the heavy duty creative work done on most of our machines I'm wondering if people are paying attention to this computer health issue.
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01-28-2005 07:15 AM
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01-28-2005 07:47 AM
I defragment my production drive:
1. Before and after capturing
2. Before (usually) and after (always) rendering
Every two weeks if not capturing or rendering video, along with my boot drive. I would recommend a third party defrag program. And I never, ever, no matter what, use any software written by Symantec.
01-28-2005 08:03 AM
I have a macro that defrags my computer every night at 2am.
01-28-2005 08:36 AM
I do all drives Weekly[/COLOR] ~ I can't change who I am - Don't ask ~
01-28-2005 08:46 AM
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Wow...You guys are on top of it. Why no symantec stuff Frizzle?
01-28-2005 09:04 AM
Frizzle, what third party defragger do you recommend? And why don't you recommend Symantec? I'm using Norton Systemworks, which is why I'm curious. It's incredibly slow to defrag and wouldn't mind something faster.__________________________@isaacbrody
01-28-2005 11:05 AM
[quote author=disjecta link=board=Offtopic;num=1106925304;start=0#2 date=01/28/05 at 08:03:50]I have a macro that defrags my computer every night at 2am.[/quote]
Hey disjecta, how did you set up that macro. I would like to do that also.
01-28-2005 01:13 PM
Ok, Mark's avatar is making me sick. I was about to sleep, but now I'm unable too. :'(
01-28-2005 02:11 PM
Here's how to set up a macro on a Windows machine to automatically schedule a defragmentation of drives of your choosing:
Open up notepad and type the following:
That's all you have to type, where "x" is the name of the drive you want defragmented. You can choose to defrag more than one drive by doing the following:
Just fill in the actual drive letters that are appropriate on your computer.
Next, save the file as: defragall.cmd
Save it somewhere you can access easily like the c root directory, for instance.
Next go to CONTROL PANEL->Scheduled Tasks
Click on Add Scheduled Task. Click NEXT in the wizard, then BROWSE. Browse to the file you just created. Click OPEN and this will ask you to name the task and you can choose exactly how you would like to schedule this task.
Click DAILY and then NEXT. Choose a time and start date. Click NEXT. Create a username and password for this task. Click NEXT. Leave the box unchecked and hit the FINISH button and, voila, you are done and your computer will defrag all the drives you selected at the specified time and you won't have to worry about it after that.