Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Auslogics Defrag vs Win7 built-in Defrag?

25 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Auslogics Defrag vs Win7 built-in Defrag?

Auslogic's Disk Defrag is a free utility. Does anyone know how it compares to Win 7's built in defrag utility? Is it worth downloading over what's already there?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Dec 2009   #2


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by trale View Post
Auslogic's Disk Defrag is a free utility. Does anyone know how it compares to Win 7's built in defrag utility? Is it worth downloading over what's already there?
CNET gave it 5 Stars, so it must be at least better than Windows 7's defrag. Most 3rd-Party Defraggers are. If you want the link to the CNET review it's here

If I helped, please click the scales at the top right of my post.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Dec 2009   #3

Windows XP, Vista & Windows 7 - Leopard & Snow Leopard

For all the difference that third party defrager`s make it`s not worth it, Windows 7 does a good enough job for the vast majority of users, more options for Windows defrag can be found easily at the command prompt;


/A Perform analysis on the specified volumes.
/C Perform the operation on all volumes.
/E Perform the operation on all volumes except those specified.
/H Run the operation at normal priority (default is low).
/M Run the operation on each volume in parallel in the background.
/T Track an operation already in progress on the specified volume.
/U Print the progress of the operation on the screen.
/V Print verbose output containing the fragmentation statistics.
/X Perform free space consolidation on the specified volumes.

Windows 7 still accepts these Vista switches.
/R Performs partial defragmentation (default). Attempts to consolidate only fragments smaller than 64 megabytes (MB).
/W Performs full defragmentation. Attempts to consolidate all file fragments, regardless of their size.
/F Forces defragmentation of the volume when free space is low.

example; defrag C: /V /W

Personally speaking the need for third party solutions with 7 is just a myth, they may improve some aspects of the drive performance, or worse conflict with Windows own routines, and any performance increase will be imperceptible to the average user on a standalone machine.

Differing algorithms just give varying results this is why you will always see more fragmentation when using third party solutions. A whole industry has grown up around this subject, and let`s face it if they all reported that Windows was now doing a good enough job it would hardly be in their best interests.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

25 Dec 2009   #4

XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro x64

I like Diskeeper 2010 for defragging. it's not free, but has a number of useful features not available in the win defragger or the free utilities. Most useful is the fragmentation prevention feature which cuts down on most of the fragmentation from occurring.

Auslogics IMO is no better than the win defragger since it has no system files defrag capability, no VSS support, no boot-time defrag etc.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium
Auslogics Disk Defragger

Is Auslogics Disk Defrag 64-bit Windows 7 compatible? They and their reviewers never come right out and state that. All that they state is Windows 7 compatible. Could they be like Revo Uninstaller which uninstalls 32-bit Vista and Windows 7 with its free uninstaller but charges you $40 (USD) to uninstall programs for 64-bit Vista and Windows 7?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 May 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

I run it here with no problems so far.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 May 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP


Auslogics, like CCleaner, is the industry leading, state-of-the-art app for its purpose.

I have used CCleaner's "Run Cleaner" and Registry tab, followed by Auslogics Disk and Registry defragger on hundreds of installs for over ten years without a hiccup.

Running all 3 of them monthly will keep your HD perfectly clean and ordered.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 May 2010   #8

Dual boot XP Pro SP3x86 and Win7 Pro x64

I run UltraDefrag which is a very powerful, full featured, free, open-source app you can find at SourceForge. For one thing, not that you may desire it, it is able to defrag windows locked (system) files: most online, the page file offline.

Worth a peek, I think.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 May 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Auslogic's Disk Defrag has been solid for me... worth the test drive... GL :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 May 2010   #10

Windows 7 64x

Auslogics Defrag and Defraggler both work nicely.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Auslogics defrag question
Hi everyone, i recently downloaded Auslogics defrag program and when i clicked the check disk button i got these screenshots. In my experience in the past, clicking this type of stuff caused me to get malware, any opinions about this?
Auslogics Disk Defrag vs IObit Smart Defrag
Which Defragger do you think is better, because I am trying to decide between the two, but can't decide on one or the other.
Auslogics Disk Defrag
Change Log - updated localization files: translated new strings and corrected mistakes - fixed an issue causing the "Out of Memory" error when viewing the "Files" tab - improved report appearance and optimized its generation process - fixed an issue that caused random program shut downs...
Auslogics Disk Defrag available
Auslogics Disk Defrag available for download; Download Auslogics Disk Defrag for free (06/02/2010) - improved defragmentation speed - faster optimization algorithm - fixed bugs
Auslogics Disk Defrag v
I suppose plenty of folks are perfectly happy with the Windows 7 defragger, but I just thought I'd share that Auslogics just released it's Disk Defrag 3 tool about a week ago for those who'd prefer an alternative (and like to watch geeky graphics as it does it's thing). I've used their products...

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:32.
Twitter Facebook