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Re: Defraggler
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2010, 07:32:48 PM »
DavidR

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"You could try the ones Tech mentioned in Reply #5 above." 

Now that reminds me: my old (dying) XP laptop may well have fallen victim to an over-zealous use of Defraggler for individual files. The drive had a much smaller capacity and about 1 RAM, so I was ruthless. Perhaps it wasn't this that hobbled it - it may have been the Registry cleaning function that I think that version of Defraggler had - this was about 18 months ago. I still use that old laptop for "experiments", but I am sure that messing with the registry was what did it.
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Re: Defraggler
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2010, 07:55:05 PM »
Defraggled the list but these, ALL SVI as someone pointed out,  remained, giving still 52% fragmentation:



{f5660e59-3032-11df-8612-001dba8bb349}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752}   32   5875716096   C:\System Volume Information\   
{6136495a-2da1-11df-a7d1-001dba8bb349}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752}   12   13201899520   C:\System Volume Information\   
{72465ad8-21e0-11df-b55a-001dba8bb349}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752}   6   2756050944   C:\System Volume Information\   
{10ea89d8-2b06-11df-a2d0-001dba8bb349}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752}   4   1819443200   C:\System Volume Information\   
{ce4a8178-238a-11df-956e-001dba8bb349}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752}   3   3031941120   C:\System Volume Information\   
{865faa7f-2821-11df-b0e8-001dba8bb349}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752}   3   3292852224   C:\System Volume Information\   
{f793e077-22aa-11df-8413-001dba8bb349}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752}   2   2286649344   C:\System Volume Information\   
{915c52f7-2049-11df-bf69-001dba8bb349}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752}   2   1495089152   C:\System Volume Information\   
{7d4e1439-2c04-11df-8c0a-001dba8bb349}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752}   2   1269301248   C:\System Volume Information\   
{7b120c6f-2101-11df-8701-001dba8bb349}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752}   2   1190133760   C:\System Volume Information\   
{50a983e8-2b8f-11df-9265-001dba8bb349}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752}   2   1437335552   C:\System Volume Information\   
{43246359-2690-11df-8a96-001dba8bb349}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752}   2   1209319424   C:\System Volume Information\   
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Re: Defraggler
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2010, 08:21:52 PM »
SVI can consume masses of HDD space if not controlled, e.g. see limits on its size. You can also clean it out, by setting a new restore point and then clearing old restore points.

Create Clean Restore Point - Clear old Restore Points.

If your system is running fine and you are clear of infection create a clean System Restore point:
1. Click Start, All Programs, Accessories, System tools, System Restore.
2. In the pop-up that appears fill in the radio button to Create a Restore Point
3. Click NEXT
4. Enter a useful name that you will remember if you need to find this again (Clean Restore Point)
5. Click CREATE

You now have a clean restore point, you should clear the old ones:
1. Click Start, All Programs, Accessories, System tools, Disk Clean Up
2. Click OK on the C: drive
3. Click the More Options tab
4. In the System Restore section click the Clean Up button

Item 1. in both may be different for Vista so I leave you to check that out.

Note, if you have multiple partitions there will be an SVI on each.
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Re: Defraggler
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2010, 09:01:19 PM »
Well thanks DavidR. I have copied this suggestion and it would not be beyond me to apply the instructions to Vista.

For the moment my system is running well, and I should leave defragging alone until things start slwoing noticeably. BUT being a born button pusher I am bound to succumb to trying it out sooner than later!

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Program Data - Log - Setup file
« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2010, 09:38:43 PM »
Hi DavidR if you are still there, or anyone else - a quick one about Avast 5 - I notice that in Program Data - Log that the Setup file seems rather large - 8838KB. Is there any reason why I shouldn't delete it or its contents?

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Re: Defraggler
« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2010, 10:03:14 PM »
Without disabling the self-defence module in the avast Setting, Troubleshooting, you can't do anything with it.

I wouldn't suggest deletion, as I don't know about its automatic recreation, though you could edit it, it is in chronological order oldest at the top of the file, you need to be careful so that the top line is the same start point as the existing line.
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Re: Defraggler
« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2010, 10:09:31 PM »
Thanks DavidR

I thought Set Up was simply a record of what happened when I installed Avast5 over 4. A lot ofthe entries are records of deletion of 4 files. That is why I thought it would be superfluous in its entirety - therefore good for deletion.

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Re: Defraggler
« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2010, 11:58:07 PM »
On Windows 7 you can configure the size that the system restore can use. The number of recovery points is a function of that setting.
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Re: Defraggler
« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2010, 08:30:38 AM »
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You can also set the limit (as a percentage used) of system restore in XP. Go to ......

My Computer  >  Control Panel  >  System  >  click on the System Restore tab  >  if more than one, select the appropriate drive  >  click on Settings  >  move the slider to select the percentage  >  click on OK.


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