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#1 Layback Bear

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 02:02 PM

I was looking for a After Market defragger and a friend of mine mentioned that he
didn't think that Mr. Gates would install a poor defragger in his system. That kind of makes
sense. Is there a better defragger out there?

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 05:59 PM

I use Auslogics Disk Defrag http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/disk-defrag/

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 08:48 PM

I use Auslogics Disk Defrag http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/disk-defrag/


I second this program, been using it for a long time and it's quick. :thumbsup:

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 09:22 AM

Thanks for your replies. I will look into it.

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 05:22 AM

i must say Smart Defrag is very good for me:

http://www.iobit.com/iobitsmartdefrag.html

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 11:51 AM

I am in love with perfect disk its great, quick and does a great job with off line defrags and meta-system files...

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 11:33 PM

Thank you all for your input. I'm still in wonderment of what you think of windows 7 defrag and that is why I might be looking for some thing else. With XP-PRO I used a A/M defrager Disk Keeper Pro Premium and I think it was great. It was for 32 bit and now I have a 64 bit windows 7 and I'm just learning and looking. Question; is there a difference in a defrag program 32 bit or 64 bit. Googling is not helping me. I'm not looking for some thing different if it's not better. Jacee are you 64 bit. If I sound a little pushy it's because I believe in security and computer house keeping. Once again I thank you all for your input!

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 01:49 AM

I use Auslogics Disk Defrag http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/disk-defrag/


One thing I like about this one is you can select both HD's (if you have them or have them partitioned) and put a checkmark in where it'll shut-down the computer when done. I start it up, turn off the monitor and go to bed when I want to defrag mine. :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 12:39 PM

Another vote for Auslogics. I also like the new screensaver version.

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 02:21 AM

I too, use auslogics degrag. I've never used Win7's, I started using auslogic when I had XP because the XP defrag was so slow. I just figured the Win7 would be slow too and kept useing auslogics.. :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 09:48 AM

Thanks to you all. I have downloaded Auslogics from there site and used it. It tells me I don't need to defrag. That indicates to me W7 defrags good it just take a loooooong time. :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 03:56 PM

I've used windows 7 defragger and another program called Defraggler from piriform the makers of CCleaner which is free all they ask for is donations

This is the link but use the alternate link on this page.

http://www.piriform.com/defraggler/download

The thing I miss most of all is in windows 7 there's no defraggers that defrag the MFT or system volume information (system restore) files and pagedefrag from Microsoft's Technet does not work on windows Vista or Windows 7.
So those files are always fragmented on my drive.
Although I do realise that the fragmentation of those files do not slow the system down because we do not access them through the user interface, windows uses them when booting or restoring your system to an earlier restore point.
Its still looks better if the drive looks 0% fragmented.
I am going to try this auslogics software though, I love trying out new software! :thumbsup:
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 04:36 PM

Yeah, I noticed this problem a while back when Defraggler kept deleting all my System Volume Information (restore checkpoints), as outlined here. :thumbsup:
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 10:42 PM

Yeah, I noticed this problem a while back when Defraggler kept deleting all my System Volume Information (restore checkpoints), as outlined here. :thumbsup:


Well I've never had an issue with it deleting them, it never does, it just can't defrag them, neither does Windows 7's own defragger.

I realise that its probably a windows file protection thing. Which makes the files in-accessable to other programs, which is totally understandable. Imagine a newly aquired virus entering your clean restore points and infecting them.

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 01:34 PM

The thing I miss most of all is in windows 7 there's no defraggers that defrag the MFT...


Puran Defrag Free Edition
The Free Edition is exactly the same as its commercial version.
* Free for private and non-commercial use only.


Main Features:
Puran Intelligent Optimizer - PIOZR
Directories Consolidation for speed boost
Optimization by Freeing Space
Automatic Defragmentation for worry free defrag
Boot Time Defragmentation for system files like MFT
Low Priority Defrag for work while defrag experience
Individual File/Folder Defrag for selective defrag
GUI and Console Command Line Defrag Supported
Restart/Shutdown After Boot Time Defragmentation
File/Folder Exclusion or exclusion by wildcard facility
Native support for 64Bit Windows
Supports Windows Xp/2003/Vista/2008/7

http://www.puransoftware.com/Puran-Defrag.html

Note: I have not used this Defragger myself, but it has received quite a lot of positive feedback on another forum I frequent.




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