Disk defrag?

Discussion in 'Windows Applications' started by zapoqx, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. zapoqx

    zapoqx Striking Master

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    Now this is not a question of how to do it, but what program would you use to defrag the disk optimally? If possible, I would like one that is free.

    Thanks!!
     
  2. RagnaroK

    RagnaroK Must be dreaming...

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    binoyxj PrOuD InDiAn

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    Petros Thief IV

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    I use JKdefrag 64-bit. I like its simplicity--a nice little screensaver mode and command line.
     
  5. zapoqx

    zapoqx Striking Master

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    Thanks everyone!
     
  6. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    Usually when it comes to defragging, seeing that you don't do it but maybe once or twice a month? well, you don't have to do it ever day or every week.; just using the one in windows is good enough. Those external apps for it are just another way of loading your pc with unnecessary things.
     
  7. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    those external apps happen to do a better job of the task too :)
     
  8. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    jkdefrag is really good, do a deep ass defrag with it first time you run it, then do a light defrag every week or so after
     
  9. Gigabot

    Gigabot OSNN Senior Addict

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    I use the normal Windows Vista Defragmenter tool which automatically defragments my disk on a scheduled time. Are there really any advantages of using other software besides the one that comes with Vista?
     
  10. tdinc

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    I used to use Diskeeper for my windows box, too many weird errors after i used it.
    jkdefrag is freeware/open source and does a super job and I never hasd any issues.

    I also recommend Auslogics Disk Defrag, and defraggler (the same developer that created CCleaner. good stuff :)
     
  11. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I am really digging defraggler for it's individual file feature, I love defragging temperary folders and logs which are dynamic, saves alot of time over defragging the entire disc for a few distorted files

    most programs can now defrag a specific file but defraggler is the only program I've seen able to defrag an individual folder...really kewl stuff
     
  12. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I believe there are better schemes for where the files are placed on the disc, my preferance for a paid program is perfectdisc