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Defragmenting

 
 
smokingunne
 
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Reply Tue 23 Sep, 2003 02:27 am
Hello, I only keep cookies to sites I know and ones that I would visit more often. I do a daily check-up for unwanted cookies.
Defrag, I use analyse to keep an open eye on situation. I usually defrag before XP Home says so which could be weeks. :wink:
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littlek
 
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Reply Tue 23 Sep, 2003 08:12 am
MsOlga - defrag asap!
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blueveinedthrobber
 
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Reply Tue 23 Sep, 2003 08:20 am
Kill all computers along with the lawyers would be the solution in a perfect world...and may I add to that list insurance executives and underwriters, tax collectors and customer"service" specialists, but before any of that, draw and quarter the person who came up with the idea of automated telephone service and support.

Since killing all these people is a felony however, I would have to agree with defragging weekly and emptying your cookies and temp files at the same time or daily.
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Tue 23 Sep, 2003 08:26 am
msolga wrote:
Please pardon my utter ignorance, but could someone explain to me what a "defrag" is & why it's good for my computer? Rolling Eyes


Montana's explanation is correct. Here is more detail.

Think of the harddrive like a CD. You save a file, it gets saved to track 1. But it does not fill track one, so you have half a track available (I know CD tracks don;t work this way but bear with me).

so the next file you save might need two tracks, it will take the half track on track one, but it also then saves to the next available trackj (maybe track 27).

So when that file is read, it will first read a bit of it and then have to move somewhere elese to get the rest.

The file has been separated into fragments.

To defragment just makes the files contiguous.

smokingunne,

An easier way would be to deny all cookies and specify exceptions to the rule. That way there is no need for the daily check.
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smokingunne
 
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Reply Tue 23 Sep, 2003 10:54 am
Craven de Kere said
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smokingunne,

An easier way would be to deny all cookies and specify exceptions to the rule. That way there is no need for the daily check.


That is true, but I was concentrating more on Tartarin's post, she/he was wanting to save the cookies she/he used daily. There are times we all have to let cookies through on a tempory basis. I check for those every night before close down. I am not disagreeing with anyone, as I mentioned it was to assist Tartarin
I delete temp. files 2 or 3 times everyday.
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Lazarus
 
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Reply Tue 23 Sep, 2003 11:02 am
Okay, here's one on defragmentation. This is how my father explained it to me when I was younger.
Imagine having a storage space somewhere. You have several sets of boxes: ie X-mas, Patty's Clothes, toys, etc. You throw all these boxes into the storage space all willy-nilly. Then you move in a fold-up desk, a few chairs, and some furniture. Now you can't put anything else in the storage space, even though you can see a bunch of space behind the x-mas tree and more above the desk. More importantly, in order to remove all the boxes marked Patty's Clothes, you have to search around the entire storage space looking for every box. If you were to defrag your storage space, you would move everything out, put all similar items into piles, and then move all the piles back into the storage space in some order, say alphabetically, or chronologically. Now, You have more space, and when you need to find all those X-mas ornaments and decorations, you know exactly where to find all of them.
Sorry if my explanation is redundant. I have always liked it and just wanted to share it with someone.
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blueveinedthrobber
 
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Reply Tue 23 Sep, 2003 11:10 am
actually lazarus that was quite good.....
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Lazarus
 
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Reply Tue 23 Sep, 2003 01:06 pm
Why thank you! I'm glad that one of my father's little gems of wisdom has finally touched someone's life.
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Montana
 
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Reply Tue 23 Sep, 2003 10:48 pm
I liked that one too Lazarus :-D
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Lazarus
 
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Reply Wed 24 Sep, 2003 08:11 am
Thank you, Montana.
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