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#1 Scarlett

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 07:34 PM

I'm considering using another defrag utility besides Windows defrag.

Since according to PC Pitstop:

Total Fragmented Files
The actual number of files on the disk that are fragmented. Even a freshly defragmented drive may have some fragmented files, particularly if you use the defragmenters that are bundled with Windows. Those versions often cannot defragment swap files or system files, which means they cannot totally defragment the drive.


Could any of you all recommend any free ones?
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Posted 08 September 2005 - 07:54 PM

Scarlett, I use DiskeeperLight, which was so good that it is now used by Windows XP. It is faster than the pre-XP Windows defragmenter, and you can run it whilst doing other things. It may or may not defrag each and every file, but because it is easy to use, you will find yourself defragging more often.

http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Best/diskeeper-light.html

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 07:55 PM

Thanks JG for the quick reply!
I will give it a shot.
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Posted 08 September 2005 - 08:12 PM

Am I navigating around the site incorrectly, or is Diskeeper lite trialware?
LOL I thought that there was a free version.
Please excuse, I'm just a bit tired.
When I follow the d/l links. I am directed to choose which product I wish to d/l.
In the end it was a trial ver. of 15 days.

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 08:33 PM

I am not 100 percent positive, since I downloaded my version several years ago; they may have changed it from free to trial. Perhaps someone else can tell you for certain. There is DKLite 3. something still around and to which I linked; the trial version on their page is 9. something and THAT one is trialware.
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Posted 08 September 2005 - 08:55 PM

Hey thats cool, JG. No big deal. Thanks for trying.
Maybe someone else has something to add. :thumbsup:
I can wait.
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