Windows Disk Defragmenter vs defragmentation softwares

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  1. Posts : 6,330
    Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM
       #11

    With the Windows Defrag Task if a scheduled start is missed the the task will run later when the PC is on.
    The Defrag Task only runs when the PC is idle.
    If the PC becomes not idle the Defrag will stop, and restart later when the PC is idle.
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  2. Posts : 67
    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview + WSL2
       #12

    richc46 said:
    I use and suggest that you try Ausglogics. It is one of the best defraggers. It has an analyze feature that shows how much needs to be defragged. It is suggested to wait until it reaches about 10%
    Disk Defrag - Best Free Defrag Software For Your Hard Drive
    Auslogics' analyze feature obeys custom rules (eg. skip fragments >100MB)
    That's what I miss in Piriform.

    Is 'moving system files to beginning of disk' really important? how about disk speedmap? defrag & optimize? smells like snake oil
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  3. Posts : 67
    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview + WSL2
       #13

    Slartybart said:
    I use Piriform Defraggler because it is a one pass defrag. MS defrag is multi-pass and might require multiple runs.
    wouldn't be better to REPLACE ms defrag with piriform's then?
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  4. Posts : 17,796
    Windows 10, Home Clean Install
       #14

    mt12345 said:
    richc46 said:
    I use and suggest that you try Ausglogics. It is one of the best defraggers. It has an analyze feature that shows how much needs to be defragged. It is suggested to wait until it reaches about 10%
    Disk Defrag - Best Free Defrag Software For Your Hard Drive
    Auslogics' analyze feature obeys custom rules (eg. skip fragments >100MB)
    That's what I miss in Piriform.

    Is 'moving system files to beginning of disk' really important? how about disk speedmap? defrag & optimize? smells like snake oil
    What it does is move files so they are in the right place, taking less time for the computer to do its thing.
    Not just the system files.
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  5. Posts : 6,458
    x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
       #15

    mt12345 said:
    wouldn't be better to REPLACE ms defrag with piriform's then?
    The choice to replace native utilities is up to each user. I choose to keep native utilities in place and supplement them on an as needed basis with one additional utility.

    There are many things to consider with a defrag utility such as the feature set.
    Piriform's set includes:
    only free space
    only folders
    only fragmented files
    move large files to end of disk (another defrag utility will move them to where it thinks is best)
    turn off VSS
    skip hibernation and restore points (turns out that the process of defragging might delete restore points - even MS defrag)

    I'm sure that other utilities by different publishers provide a rich set as well.

    I think I've exhausted my input to this discussion.

    Bill
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  6. Posts : 67
    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview + WSL2
       #16

    Slartybart said:
    I choose to keep native utilities in place and supplement them on an as needed basis with one additional utility.
    I guess that's good choice.
    @all
    thanks for answers!
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