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Windows 7: best software for defragging?

26 May 2017   #11
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Melchior View Post
strange... I have been running Defraggler for years with no issues (XP32bit, XP64bit, Win7-Ultimate-x64)...

I keep Defraggler loaded on my Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 PC all the time defragging files as need..

I like Defraggler because:
1- you can do a quick defrag which defrags files 50MB and smaller and leaves non fragmented files alone..
2- you can defrag individual files one at a time to get to the more important files or in groups by folder etc..
'Tis strange indeed. When I first tried Defraggler on my first Win 7 Home Premium notebook, it would take hours to run on just a 500GB HDD. I had the same problem when I built my Win 7 Ultimate desktop and tried using Defraggler on the two data HDDs. One of the HDDs actually crashed and had to be restored (thank God for backups). I've seen reports from others having the same problems.


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26 May 2017   #12
cosmicanddavid

 
 

man windows defragger is doing it job good it starts off slow then on the 6 apptempts it gets faster all the time!!
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26 May 2017   #13
Melchior

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 (v6.1.7601.23537)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
it would take hours to run on just a 500GB HDD.
ooh that's because your doing a full defrag... use the quick defrag option to speed up to op super fast depending on the total # of fragmented files..... and manually defrag files over 50MB in size..
Thats what I do it it takes usually from a few seconds to less then a minute for typical quick defrags.. and when I am doing my C drive... it can take a minute or two.. for each chunk of files I selected...

as quick defrag moves only the fragmented files clean them up and leaves the rest of the HDD alone... its worked for me for years...


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
One of the HDDs actually crashed and had to be restored (thank God for backups). I've seen reports from others having the same problems.
ouch... I have never had that happen.... I got WD Blacks (Western Digital's top HDD)
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26 May 2017   #14
Jody Thornton

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

I find PerfectDisk is one of the best, especially for consolidating free space, anf for boot time degfragmentation.
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26 May 2017   #15
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Melchior View Post
ooh that's because your doing a full defrag... use the quick defrag option to speed up to op super fast depending on the total # of fragmented files..... and manually defrag files over 50MB in size..
Thats what I do it it takes usually from a few seconds to less then a minute for typical quick defrags.. and when I am doing my C drive... it can take a minute or two.. for each chunk of files I selected...

as quick defrag moves only the fragmented files clean them up and leaves the rest of the HDD alone... its worked for me for years...




ouch... I have never had that happen.... I got WD Blacks (Western Digital's top HDD)
All the HDDs in my desktop were WD Blacks (the boot drive was an SSD from the word go on that machine): two 2TB at the time I tried to use Defraggler in my desktop rig (I added a 4TB later and now I have nothing but SSDs).

When I was still using HDDs, I had Win 7's defragger set on a schedule to check for fragmentation around 2AM every Wednesday morning and defrag if necessary. I rarely saw the amount of fragmentation go over 1% (most of the time, it was 0%) whenever I got a feral follicle shaft up my onager and analyzed them).
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26 May 2017   #16
Melchior

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 (v6.1.7601.23537)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
whenever I got a feral follicle shaft up my onager and analyzed them).
Waaht? loi cat hair? onager? never heard of it... "analyzed"? do you have some kind of fancy microscope and PC interface? I get it.. you must be an elite scientist!? loi
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26 May 2017   #17
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote:
...whenever I got a feral follicle shaft up my onager and analyzed them
You still have a way with words, Jeannie!
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26 May 2017   #18
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
You still have a way with words, Jeannie!
Well, it sounded a bit nicer than a wild hair up my...ahem.
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26 May 2017   #19
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Melchior View Post
Waaht? loi cat hair? onager? never heard of it... "analyzed"? do you have some kind of fancy microscope and PC interface? I get it.. you must be an elite scientist!? loi
LOL! For the benefit of those not in the know, this is the "analyze" I referred to:

best software for defragging?-defrag.jpg

An onager:



I would love to get one of those fancy dancy digital microscopes that project an image on a computer monitor and save the image on the computer (one of these days I will break down and shell out the shekels for one). A simple magnifier is starting to not cut it for my old eyes.

The only scientist I am is mad.


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26 May 2017   #20
Melchior

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 (v6.1.7601.23537)
 
 

lol
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