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Windows 7: Puran Defrag Free


31 Jan 2010   #1

 
 
Puran Defrag Free

Heard good things about Puran Defrag which has a boot time defrag option all without the bloat of DK or PD.

Free version released a few days ago.
Quote:
Filename: PuranDefragFreeSetup.exe

File Size: 2.39 MB

Description: Now get a professional defragmenter for your computer at no price at all.
This is Puran Defrag Free Edition which is exactly the same as its commercial version
except you do not need to pay for it.
Puran Defrag Trial Download


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01 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 64
 
 

I would recommend anyone who hasn't tried this excellent software to give it a shot. Been running it myself for a couple of months and it's really the best defragger I have come across.
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03 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Display Question in Puran Defrag

Hello everyone, and I'm hoping someone out there will know an answer to my question. I've been trying out a few different defraggers, and I like the latest free version of Puran Defrag (includes the ability to do boot-time defrag).

I'm having a problem on my Windows 7 laptop where I have the display text size set to medium - 125%, and the menus and final report on the latest free home edition of Puran Defrag is all messed up. When I have the display type set to "normal - 100%", I can see and maneuver in Puran Defrag just fine. I realize that my needing the display type size set to medium - 125% (I'm getting old and want/need the type on screen to be larger ) is what is causing the problem, but is there anything I can do to fix the display problem I'm having in Puran Defrag and keep the display type size set to 125%?

Thank you in advance for your time and reply.
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21 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 
Some questions asked at Puran support - I'll repost answers (if any)

Hello Puran support,

I have some questions....

Does Puran Defrag allow for "fill gaps" option that only works below a certain freespace size. Eg, if I optimize my system with another defrag program (say, Perfectdisk) to leave big holes of free space of 4GB, is Puran going to fill these intentional gaps? Or can I let it work on a micro level? Say; only close gaps if freespace gap is below x-amount of clusters?

Another question I have is what gets defragmented by Puran in offline mode? I know Perfectdisk has the most complete ntfs defrag features, including NTFS metadata. I would prefer a complete (and technical:) answer...?

Another question concerns the option to "free space" to reserve free space on a fast part of the harddrive: does this only work for IE temporary files? For if there is one browser I do not use... it is Internet Explorer. Preferably, it will also reserve space for Chrome temp files. BE WARNED: chrome cache (IE cache) can become very big... Also, it would be neat if I could chose the folders or files for fast location.

Another question is the opposite, an option I've been looking for for a long time. Can I place a folder or certain types of big files to the END of the harddisk? I would like to use that slow location for my downloads folder and for movie-files above 500MB? Let them fight on the last part of the drive; this way it will not interfere with the important files.

I would like an option to leave already defragmented files alone, but with an extra option for "Fast PIOZR" to be able to move defragmented but important system files to the fast part of the disk? PIOZR should leave non-essential defragmented files alone (unless free space gaps are small - then move and cluser files to neat chunks of data).


I like your boottime options. I think your software performs quite well in speed and could become a future all-round winner - especially because of the price (free! Home usage).

Therefore, I would like any detailed information or thoughts you can give me...

Peace!

Devvie

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All spelling mistakes are my own and may only be distributed under the GNU General Public License! - ( 95-1 by Coredump; 2-10 by DevNullius)


EDIT: Another question I have while posting this here, is WHAT defines the "important system files that have to go to the front of the disk"? Which files? Folders?
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31 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 
Follow-up from Puran

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by devnullius View Post
Hello Puran support,

I have some questions....


Therefore, I would like any detailed information or thoughts you can give me...

Peace!

Devvie

Cuisvis hominis est errare, nullius nisi insipientis in errore persevare
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All spelling mistakes are my own and may only be distributed under the GNU General Public License! - ( 95-1 by Coredump; 2-10 by DevNullius)

I got a quick reply from them, now my promissed copy-paste : )


Hello,

Thank you for your email and sorry for the delay in response.

Below are our answers -

" Does Puran Defrag allow for \"fill gaps\" option that only works below a certain freespace size. Eg, if I optimize my system with another defrag program (say, Perfectdisk) to leave big holes of free space of 4GB, is Puran going to fill these intentional gaps? Or can I let it work on a micro level? Only close gaps if freespace gap is below x-amount of clusters?..."

Puran Defrag does not try to fill each and every gap but it does try to fill necessary gaps. Do not try to mix two defragmenters as each tend to have their own way of managing your disk to give you the best performance. In your case, the answer is cannot say. Puran Defrag may or may not decide to fill this gap. Sorry we cannot tell you the criteria behind this.


"Another question I have is what gets defragmented by Puran in offline mode? I know Perfectdisk has the most complete ntfs defrag features, including NTFS metadata. I would prefer a complete (and technical:) answer...?... "

Puran Defrag defragments all files including those that cannot be defragmented during online defrag. This means you do not need an online defrag, if you have already run the offline defrag. There is also an advantage to this, as most files are available during offline defrag, Puran Defrag has an advantage of arranging them in a better way.

The extra files that offline defrag defragments are mainly, MFT, pagefile, registry files etc. However, Puran Defrag does leave certain files fragmented like NTFS Bitmap since we do not feel it is much safe to play with these sensitive files.


"Another question concerns the option to \"free space\" to reserve free space on a fast part of the harddrive: does this only work for IE temporary files? For if there is one browser I do not use... it is Internet Explorer. Preferably, it will also reserve space for Chrome temp files. BE WARNED: chrome cache (IE cache) can become very big... Also, it would be neat if I could chose the folders or files for fast location."

Free space is reserved for common use, any application can store its temp data there.


"Another question is the opposite, an option I\'ve been looking for for a long time. Can I place a folder or certain types of big files to the END of the harddisk? I would like to use that slow location for my downloads folder and for movie-files above 500MB?..."

This has been suggested to us a lot of times but as we always say do not mix other defragmenters functionality with ours, simply turn on PIOZR and automatic defrag and auto boot defrag and quit thinking about defrag. You will definately feel the difference without ever thinking of defrag again. Any how, we may give such functionality as an option in future version.


"I would like an option to leave already defragmented files alone, but with an extra option for \"Fast PIOZR\" to be able to move defragmented but important system files to the fast part of the disk? PIOZR should leave non-essential defragmented files alone (unless free space gaps are small - then move and cluser files to neat chunks of data)... "

Puran Defrag already does exactly what you need :)


Thank you

Regards,
Vishal Gupta
Puran Software
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02 Feb 2011   #6

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I've been using Puran for over a year and like it. Only thing I'm curious about is it seems to be just about a year since the last update. At least when I use the check for updates it tells me I still have the latest version. File creation date of the version I'm running shows Feb. 5 last year.

btw I'm using the "free for personal use" version. Maybe why there's no more updates? (edit on their release history list the 7.1 I have is shown as the latest.. so just about a year since update.. strange esp. for a defragger.)

edit: @devnullius instead of trying to save your downloads into the slow part of your HD download them directly to an external. Unless you have super fast broadband USB 2.0 should be fast enough as a download target(usually gets over 20 MB/sec) and USB 3.0 may even be faster than your current system controller. It is on my machines. And if you use docking stations, high performance TB drives are available for less than $100 if you order the bare drive from a discount house.
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