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Windows 7: best software for defragging?

16 May 2017   #1
cosmicanddavid

 
 
best software for defragging?

whats the best tool for defragging free or paid??when i do a system health check with perfmon /report sometimes it says my harddrive isnt defragged enough??i tried defraggler it uses google update and that downloading aload of rubbish on my pc ausllogics defrag got a pup or toolbar in with it even the portable comes up with a virus in it according to virustotal tried o+o defrag that utter diabolical


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16 May 2017   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Defraggler was great when I used in XP but I had nothing but problems with it in Win 7. Win 7's own defragger, however, works just fine so you don't really need a third party program for defragging.
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16 May 2017   #3
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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16 May 2017   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

It's been a long time for me to do a defrag because I use SSD's.
A couple of years ago I tested several defrag programs. When all was done I chose to use Windows 7 builtin defrag.

In my opinion the Windows 7 builtin defrag puts things where Windows 7 wants them not where a 3rd party program wants them.

It worked as well as any.
I never did try Contig.

Jack
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16 May 2017   #5
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Did you say that Auslogics Disk defragger came with a toolbar or something? Did you do the custom/advanced install or did you do the default/express install?
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17 May 2017   #6
cosmicanddavid

 
 

last one i did with auslogics malwarebytes found the free defrag with pups inside it the portable version had some toolbar with it i did the custom install and still rubbish got in it
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23 May 2017   #7
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Did that Auslogics EXE come from any other download site beside Auslogic's download site?
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23 May 2017   #8
Callender

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

My personal choice but not a recommendation:

For individual files and folders: WinContig

For boot time defrag with custom file exclusion list, custom delete files on boot list and full disk check I use Puran Defrag. It gets it all done in one go. It also defragements all files when the built in Windows 7 defrag cannot defrag files that are in use.

On the other hand on my work based machine Windows 7 built in defrag utility is used - it runs in the background when the machine is idle and any time I've ever checked fragmentation it always displays 0% fragmented.
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25 May 2017   #9
Hazuki

Windows 7 Home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cosmicanddavid View Post
whats the best tool for defragging free or paid??when i do a system health check with perfmon /report sometimes it says my harddrive isnt defragged enough??i tried defraggler it uses google update and that downloading aload of rubbish on my pc ausllogics defrag got a pup or toolbar in with it even the portable comes up with a virus in it according to virustotal tried o+o defrag that utter diabolical
Why not using the one on windows? You could try an app called Smart Defrag and see if its work well.
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26 May 2017   #10
Melchior

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 (v6.1.7601.23537)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Defraggler was great when I used in XP but I had nothing but problems with it in Win 7. Win 7's own defragger, however, works just fine so you don't really need a third party program for defragging.
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..
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