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01 Feb 2011   #1

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Contig-my favorite defragger just got better

Contig, a command-line utility that enables you to defrag individual files, now supports defragmentation of NTFS metadata files, including the MFT.




http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../bb897428.aspx



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03 Feb 2011   #2

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You are too fast for me Karl, was just searching before posting I'll also mention the Power Defragmenter GUI. GUI for Contig. A Guy
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03 Feb 2011   #3

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

A Guy,
Thanks for mentioning the gui. I didn't even know it existed and have always used the command line interface.
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03 Feb 2011   #4

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Well, I'm glad I mentioned it then Been using it for years, just replaced the contig exe in my folder, and now had the newest version. It has limited options of course:

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03 Feb 2011   #5
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Does contig with GUI defrag SysFiles like Perfect Disk 10 can do offline? Does it run as System?

How would you compare it to Auslogics or Defraggler?

Trying 3x defrag now.
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03 Feb 2011   #6

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Greg,
In my opinion it is superior. You can defrag an entire drive or just a file.

This defreagger was written by Mark Russanovich of WinInternals and SysInternals fame. Best is to go to the website and read the writeup and also take a look at the various command line options.

Just run it until it tells you that no files were possible to defrag. Generally on the 3rd run you come up clean. The 1st run will take some time, the 2nd will be quicker and the 3rd will sail along.

I always use the -q option. Runs faster because the individual file defrags aren't shown.

Use the -s option to recurse.

My command line looks like:
contig c:\ -s -q
for defragging the C
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03 Feb 2011   #7
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I'm using the GUI for 3x defrag. Is that sufficient? Seems so.
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04 Feb 2011   #8

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The command line version gives you feedback as to the results.

I do not know if the results also get logged into one of the events logs.
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