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Windows 7: defrag display

22 May 2010   #1
pawz7

win seven 32, win seven 64
 
 
defrag display

couldn't find a search option to see if this topic has been covered, so here I am again. You have been so helpful, hoping you will be so again...

I would like to have a visual defrag window as in XP, rather than just information of percentage. I realise that defragging can be scheduled as a background operation, but I prefer to do it manually and to SEE!. I am sure there are 3rd party utils I could use, but would most like the same appearance as XP. Can this be done please??


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22 May 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Cannot be done with the software in Windows 7. I think it is done with this

Defraggler - File and Disk Defragmentation - Free Download
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22 May 2010   #3
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi pawz7 (that's an odd cat with seven paws)
It seems from much Googling that the graphics cannot be re-instated into Win 7. As you say there is probably a third party software out there. I have find one that seems to be the leading contender but it's not free, in fact at 60 US dollars it seems a bit steep. Take a look here:
https://www.diskeeper.com/landing/la...FSJl4wod5hSSHw
Sorry had the post open whilst i used Google and I have overlapped
Must learn to type faster!
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22 May 2010   #4
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

We had a discussion in a newsgroup thread a few years ago about disk defragmenters and the consensus view was that the graphical display of defragmentation progress was largely a facade: more to occupy the user than to show what was actually happening. Many thought that modern defragmenters that just operate in the background and skip the slide show were more "honest".

But we OCD types just love to see the little boxes being lined up in perfect order and we feel cheated when we can't see that going on. So if you must, then a 3rd party solution may work for you.
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22 May 2010   #5
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Just FYI, the Disk Defragmenter command-line interface, defrag.exe, includes several new switches which can be used when running the defrag.

Some interesting switches are:

/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.

For example,

defrag /c /h /u /m

will defragment all volumes in parallel in the background at normal priority with progress status displayed on screen.
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22 May 2010   #6
pawz7

win seven 32, win seven 64
 
 

well thank you all for your input. OK no can do - I am not going to cry (sniff), I will leave it as it is and go do other things while it defrags. Not worth getting a 3rd party in just to keep me amused
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22 May 2010   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Good decision. If the visual were legit or not, it would not help performance.
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22 May 2010   #8
HMonk

Dual boot XP Pro SP3x86 and Win7 Pro x64
 
 

Just in case you change your mind, UltraDefrag is an outstanding, free open source app with many powerful features that you can find at SourceForge. I have used it for some time and have never had an issue. In the tool menu you can use its "highlight a file" option and view data in any block/cluster.

Monk
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23 May 2010   #9
pawz7

win seven 32, win seven 64
 
 

that does sound interesting HMonk, I will tootle along and take a look - thank you
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23 May 2010   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

If you want to watch things being defraged Auslogics Disk Defrag will give it to you. It's free. If you want a paid for program Diskeeper Pro is great. At this time I use W7 defrager and it seems to work as well as any free program it just doesn't have little squares jumping around with different colors.
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