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Windows 7: What is a good Windows 7 defragmenter?


30 Jun 2010   #1

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What is a good Windows 7 defragmenter?

well i havent degramented my hard drive since i bought my new computer about 5-6 months back or so and its about that time. ive been out of the loop on the computer world lately so thought id make a thread.

what is a good defragmenter i should look into?


cheers all

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30 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Windows 7 defrags in the background unless you disabled it.
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30 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

Use your spellchecker. I've been using Defraggler. It seems to work pretty well. Diskkeeper is another good one, but that one isn't free.
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30 Jun 2010   #4

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The defragger that comes with the OS is all that you need. Unless you are always installing and uninstalling you should not do it more than about 3 times a year. Turn off the weekly default in the task scheduler.
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30 Jun 2010   #5
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I have used CCleaner ("Run Cleaner" and Registry tab) and the Auslogics Disk and Registry defraggers for ten years+ on hundreds of installs without issue and with great results. I consider them an inseparable package.

These are state-of-the-art free tools from industry leaders widely regarded as best in their field. When you use them monthly they will keep your HD's perfectly cleaned and ordered.

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30 Jun 2010   #6

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I use Auslogic Disk Defrag mostly. I also use My Defrag. And I use Power Defrag, it is a GUI for Contig:

Power Defragmenter is a very advanced GUI for the Sysinternals core application which takes defragmentation process to a whole new level.

Power Defragmenter is a GUI (Graphic User Interface) application for program Contig by Sysinternals.

Contig is a very powerful defragmentation application designed for Windows NT/2000/XP operating systems.

Contig created by Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell.

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Whats new in version 3.0?
- Simplified Contig download and setup (now almost fully automatic)
- Removed PowerMode(TM) because of compatibility problems with Windows Vista
- Introduced TriplePass(TM) mode replacing obsolete PowerMode(TM)*
- Added ability to defragment removable drives (mostly floppy and USB hard drives**)
- Fixed few glitches
- New Vista style graphics

* TripleMode(TM) runs Contig in 3 passes defragmenting any remaining fragmented files
** don't use on USB flash and SSD drives as they are basically immune to the file fragmentation due to almost non existent access latency. Defragmenting flash devices also decreases their lifetime.

Power Defragmenter

A Guy


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01 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7 64
 
 

Puran Defrag.
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02 Jul 2010   #8

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I have used CCleaner ("Run Cleaner" and Registry tab) and the Auslogics Disk and Registry defraggers for ten years+ on hundreds of installs without issue and with great results. I consider them an inseparable package.

These are state-of-the-art free tools from industry leaders widely regarded as best in their field. When you use them monthly they will keep your HD's perfectly cleaned and ordered.
I second this.

I use both CCleaner & Auslogics Disk Defrag on a regular basis on both mine pc and on client pcs as portable apps
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02 Jul 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Unless you are always installing and uninstalling you should not do it more than about 3 times a year.
+1. I'm always amazed with how often people defrag their drives and feel they got a huge performance increase. I've never been able to prove any tangible difference.
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02 Jul 2010   #10

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Thanks for the Support, pparks. It amazes me that so many make constant defrags. It amazes me even more that so many maintenance software defrag once a week.
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