Can't Locate System Tools

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  1. unit 900

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    I'm trying to help my brother long distance and he needs to defrag his hd. He has Win XP Home and is the Administrator. We cannot locate the Systems Tools file anywhere, despite a search. He also searched his wife's account (she is also has 'admin'status). Any ideas how I can get him on track?
     
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    Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools

    The Microsoft defrag tool that comes with XP is crap. You shouldn't use it.

    Most of the time with remotely new PCs, defrag is a waste of time anyway, especially if the drives are NTFS.
     

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    Thanks for the response Havoc. I am actually trying this on the phone, not remotely. The START_ACCESSORIES_SYSTEM TOOLS shows all the tools excepting DEFRAG and DISK CLEANUP. A search comes up negative.Are there any freeware defrag programs worth downloading?
     
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    I don't think he meant remotely defragging. I think he meant a "remotely new system" as in fairly new.
     
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    Right click on My Computer and select Manage. Disk Defragmenter is under the Storage heading (next to Disk Management).

    You can also get there through the Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management.

    But I agree with DC and use the Auslogics Defrag.

    Joey
     
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    Open My Computer
    Right click C drive
    click Properties
    click Tools
    click Defrag
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    Thanks to all for your assistance.