How often should you defrag my hard drive?

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How often should I defrag my hard drive?

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This question was answered on November 5, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

You shouldnt do it too often because it causes wear on your hard drive and will shorten its lifespan I would think if you constantly add and delete programs from your hard drive once a month or once every two months is fine but if you dont add and delete files alot then defrag even less than that.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 5, 2003