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Windows 7: What is the best free defragger?

26 Jun 2009   #11

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

What do you mean? The disk defragger includes the registry defrag?
What registry defrag?

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26 Jun 2009   #12

XP, Seven, 2008R2

Quicksys regdefrag!

Edit - Wait, nevermind. Windows 7 doesn't support it, sorry.
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26 Jun 2009   #13

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Thanks for the suggestions guys, Ive installed a few of the recommendations and will give them a try.
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26 Jun 2009   #14

Windows 7 Build 7229 x86

I'm aware that there are free ones, the main question i'm asking is are any of these free ones at all better than windows defragger?

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26 Jun 2009   #15

Windows 7 x64

The only difference is they may be faster or run continuosly in the background. I use 'Auslogics Disk Defrag.' I used it in Vista and just brought it over.
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26 Jun 2009   #16
Charles Kane

Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu

I'm using Smart Defrag by iobit. Works well. Has all the options you could want, schedule, work all the time in the background etc.

The main advantage that can be offered by Defraggers is if they move most frequently used files and directories into the fastest area of the disk. Smart defrag does that (as does PerfectDisk mentioned above).That can noticeably improve speed on your rig (when you first do it at least).

Defragmentation itself really isn't a big deal. Forking out money for a Defragger is almost certainly a complete waste, and the built in Defragmentation routine in Win 7 is probably plenty good enough!

Defragging the registry is IMO complete snake oil and absolutely unneccesary. Much more dangerous than any claimed benifits you might get. But really there are no benefits, just as there are no benefits from a registry cleanup tool. Removing a few hundred lines from a Registry Hive will have absolutely NO effect on speed or efficiency. None has ever been reported because it doesn't work.
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27 Jun 2009   #17

Windows 7

Windows Defrag actually defrags quite well. The reason you still see other defragmenters pointing out fragments is because they have another way of defragmenting. I suggest Smart Defrag which is quite a good defragmenter and is very fast. You can download it from Defragment Disk | Smart Defrag | Free Disk Defragmenter Download
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27 Jun 2009   #18

Win7, XP, Vista x64, Ubuntu 9.04

I prefer to stick with Microsoft programs for this department... I use one called Contig which has done me well for many years...

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27 Jun 2009   #19

Windows 7 x64

FWIW I user Perfect Disk 10. Although it's not free it does give you a fully functional 30 day trial. It does the most thorough defrag in my experience - including the pagefile and system files - and I've used them all over the years. PD 10 does not defrag the registry though. There are dedicated programs for that, but so far Windows 7 support is limited.
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27 Jun 2009   #20


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Quicksys diskdefrag (free) has an interesting interface, if you like that sort of thing.

Quicksys Disk Defrag | Improve Computer Performance

Quicksys DiskDefrag Screenshots, screen capture - Softpedia
I'll try it out, thanks.
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