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How do I run steam defrag?

#1HeroshiX2Posted 9/26/2011 3:46:37 PM
Launching a game a few days ago warned me about possible game slowdown and requested me to run a defrag, I stupidly pressed no at the time and lately I've been getting BAD fps issues.

Would running a normal computer defrag be the same or is there a way to bring up steams defrag option?
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#2treez_123Posted 9/26/2011 3:50:14 PM
you can do a regular disk defrag, which helps improve the overall speed of your computer

or you can do a game defrag in steam

right click tf2 in your games library to open properties
then go to the tab local files, and click on defragment cache files



then that's about it, you just need to wait
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#3HeroshiX2(Topic Creator)Posted 9/26/2011 4:12:11 PM
Thanks, I'll run a normal defrag then a TF2 one as well.
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#4Board_hunter567Posted 9/26/2011 4:52:56 PM
You might want to consider this option though.
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1256615

People generally agree that it's far better than the Steam defragger.
#5arleasPosted 9/26/2011 6:42:56 PM

From: Board_hunter567 | #004
People generally agree that it's far better than the Steam defragger.


It does the same thing as the steam defragger, except it automatically handles it for every gcf file you have. It's great if you have a bunch of files to defrag at once, but occasionally it won't work with TF2 (it'll give some error about some data being out of range or something). In that case you'll have to resort to the steam defrag, which again, does the same thing, just not automatic.
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#6HeroshiX2(Topic Creator)Posted 9/26/2011 8:44:14 PM
Running both defrags (my computer itself having not been defragged in over a year...) and one reboot later.

Wow, extremely fast loading times now....
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