Defragging Windows

Nils Kassube kassube at
Sun Dec 7 07:05:35 UTC 2008

Timothy-Allen Albertson wrote:
> if one is using WINE to run windows programs does
> one need to defrag?

It depends on the file system if defragmentation is useful. It has nothing 
to do with the programs that you run. The Windows file systems FAT and 
NTFS need defragmentation but the Linux file systems (ext2, ext3) don't. 
So if you run the programs with WINE on the usual ext3 file system you 
don't have to worry about fragmentation.


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