If you have been using windows long enough, you should know by now that windows disk defragmenter shipped with the OS is less than optimum solution for your disk defragmentation problem. Disk fragmentation, existing in all modern OS, does not effect system the way NTFS based windows system gets effected. Although with each iteration of windows OS fragmentation of system file has been minimized, it still possess a problem big enough for commercial Disk Defragmenter program to do a profitable business.
Diskeeper , which sells a dumbed down version of it’s program which gets shipped with Microsoft OS, along with PerfectDisk are the leading commercial defragmenter out there. While there has been many free alternative, nothing was good enough to rival their performance, until now. Defraggler is a free disk defragmenter, which is not only a free alternative to commercial counterparts but also very good at it’s job. Defraggler is brought to you by the same guys who made CCleaner (previous post), a useful file and registry cleaning software.
Defraggler works much like the same way CCleaner and most defragmenter’s work, first it analyzes the drive for fragmented files and folders and gives you and option to choose which file to defrag or not. Having a choice to defragment individual file is an option that is not available with any defragmenters I have tried, or I know of. It gives you status of the defrag process and the option to pause/start and restart whenever you feel like. Unlike window built-in defragmenter, using your computer while the program is running doesn’t effect it’s performance. Two things I would be looking forward for the upcoming version of Defraggler would be the option to schedule a job in a certain time and defragment on the fly in the background.
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OS Requirements for Defraggler :
* OS: Win2000, Windows XP, 2003, Vista, Windows 7 – Including both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
Recent changes in Defraggler :
* Added ‘Empty recycle bin option’ before defrag.
* Improved placement of files around MFT.
* Fixed incorrect defrag button behavior (defrag checked and highlighted while using tabstop).
* Fixed crash occurring after pressing defrag button.
* Fixed tab order on cleanup drive dialog.
* Added Run Defraggler option after installation.
* Added Estonian support.