Solved System Mechanic tell me I have thousands of misaligned files

March 3, 2014 at 18:33:57
Specs: Windows 8.1
I have System Mechanic 12.5 installed on my Gateway desktop PC running Win 8.1. It has always worked very well but just recently it started telling me that I have thousands of misaligned files even though I ran the fix just the day before. I don't use the computer that much in a day's time to wreck the file alignment that badly. What could be the problem?

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March 4, 2014 at 16:32:02
Is you computer using an old style hard disk or an SSD? If it is an SSD it is bad practice to defragment it.

You don't "need" System Mechanic, especially on a modern computer. My Win 8.1 gallops along without any program of that type. I would let Windows look after it, dump System Mechanic and quit worrying. At the worst it could get something wrong and mess things up.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks



#1
March 3, 2014 at 19:04:41
I don't think I've heard the term 'misaligned files' until now. It looks to basically be the same as fragged files. Since system mechanic is legitimate software it shouldn't hurt to run their 'alignment' program again. With the MS program DEFRAG is was sometimes better to run it in safe mode because then there are fewer files in use and any file in use can't be moved. It may work that way with system mechanic too.

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March 3, 2014 at 20:52:59
Windows 8, like Windows 7 does defrag itself on a regular schedule. It is possible that the ideal files configuration that Windows 8 uses may be different from that program and each day Windows will rearrange the files during down time and your program is seeing this change as bad. You should only have one program doing this and I would recommend letting Windows handle the files and uninstall system mechanic completely (or at least turn off that feature). Windows up to XP did not do system maintenance automatically but relied on you to do it so automation programs like this one became popular with many. Since Windows 7 (even Vista and to some extent XP), you just about only have to do a disk clean up and a browser clean out occasionally (after removing bloatware once), and you are done so programs like this one are not important and I do not recommend them.
If any disagree with this, please comment.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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March 4, 2014 at 02:20:46
system mechanic misaligned files
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#4
March 4, 2014 at 06:12:33
I have a very simple fix - uninstall System Mechanic & never use it again. If you need a cleaner, use CCleaner-Slim:

https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/b...


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March 4, 2014 at 16:32:02
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Is you computer using an old style hard disk or an SSD? If it is an SSD it is bad practice to defragment it.

You don't "need" System Mechanic, especially on a modern computer. My Win 8.1 gallops along without any program of that type. I would let Windows look after it, dump System Mechanic and quit worrying. At the worst it could get something wrong and mess things up.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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