Defragging in Windows &


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Is defragging necessary in Windows 7 or does Windows defrag continually?


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I do believe Windows 7 schedules a disk defrag for 1:00AM every Wednesday by default. That being said I really like to use Auslogics Disk Defrag (Google it) from time to time to manually defrag my hard drive.


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And I use Defraggler which works very well and is free.
It comes from the same people who make CCleaner.

What I like most about it is that you can opt to do a file defrag everyday.
This takes only a few minutes and keeps things nice and tidy.

Initially and about every 6 months I do a full defrag.

Defraggler - File and Disk Defragmentation - Free Download



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Windows 7 defragmentation works fine. I have never found the need to do anything else.

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