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Windows 7: What is a good Windows 7 defragmenter?

02 Jul 2010   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

Windows 7 has a very good built in defrager. I can't understand why one wouldn't defrag. I can't hurt only help. The more often you defrag the less time it takes. With today's large hard drives it could take a long time if put off for a long time. It speeds things up because your hard drive spends a lot less time spinning looking for things. That means to me a hard drive should last longer because of spinning less.


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02 Jul 2010   #12
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Wel I think that most peoples normal computer use simply doesn;t lead to much fragmentation. You install stuff, you add pictures, you DL things... Unless your deleting tons of stuff, then there is no fragmentation, the drive simply slowly fills up over time.

Only if you routinley put megs or gigs of material on your dives, then delete half of it the put more gigs on then delete half of that over and over will there be a problem... That generally only happens when people fill their drive to capacity then are forced to delete things like old games and then fill it to capacity again.

Short of those scnarios there isn't any "need" to defrag at all.

It's funny that most all Linux file systems also fragment in the exact same way and the exact same rate as NTFS. And yet the philosopy in that camp is that you "Never" have to defrag and in fact /most/ people will argue that linux file systems don't even fragment (wich is positively not true but that's how pervasive the anti-defrag culture is). So given the same level of fragmentation, you have an entire universe of people that don't believe it even exists or even if it does that you have to do anything about it (at least in normal desktop usage)
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02 Jul 2010   #13
Helios Latio

Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows XP sp3 & Linux Mint 8 [Helena]
 
 

defraggler of course. freeware.
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03 Jul 2010   #14
housry23

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I use My Defrag. It has a 32 bit and native 64 bit version. It works flawlessly in the background. The GUI is not great, but it is very customizable through scripts. It is a little hard to do at first, but once you get a feel for it, it is by far the best and most powerful defragger on the market. Plus it is free!MyDefrag v4.3.1
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03 Jul 2010   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

I use built in Windows 7 defrag and it works great. You just don't get all the little colored squares to watch.
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03 Jul 2010   #16
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by housry23 View Post
I use My Defrag. It has a 32 bit and native 64 bit version. It works flawlessly in the background. The GUI is not great, but it is very customizable through scripts. It is a little hard to do at first, but once you get a feel for it, it is by far the best and most powerful defragger on the market. Plus it is free!MyDefrag v4.3.1
Have you tried MyDefrag GUI?

MyDefrag GUI

A Guy
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03 Jul 2010   #17
Reilly

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

i use the built in Defragger but others are Power defrag and CCleaner
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03 Jul 2010   #18
craney5

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Windows 7 defragger seems to do the job great on auto, my HD is never more than 2% fragmented.

One quick question can you defrag a specific folder? I have had a few probs with my GTA 4 game and was wondering if I defraged the GTA folder it might help speed up gameplay

Many Thanks
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03 Jul 2010   #19
Phil Eus

GENUINE O.E.M. Windows 7 (others will tell you different)
 
 

O&O Defrag. None better. 'Nuff said.
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04 Jul 2010   #20
solarmystic

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

A great free defragmenter would be Defraggler by Piriform.

I personally used Defraggler for quite a long while until i found PerfectDisk which i paid for. Worth it.
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