Seriously though, don't like having my defrag programs making a mess of my hard drive.
Do not listen to those retards.... What is wrong with Windows built in defrag ... here are all the switches:
All Windows Defrag switches:
/A Perform analysis on the specified volumes.
/C Perform the operation on all volumes.
/D Perform traditional defrag (this is the default).
/E Perform the operation on all volumes except those specified.
/G Optimize the storage tiers on the specified volumes. (access based)
/H Run the operation at normal priority (default is low).
/I n Tier optimization would run for at most n seconds on each volume.
/K Perform slab consolidation on the specified volumes.
/L Perform retrim on the specified volumes.
/M [n] Run the operation on each volume in parallel in the background.
At most n threads optimize the storage tiers in parallel.
/O Perform the proper optimization for each media type.
/T Track an operation already in progress on the specified volume.
/U Print the progress of the operation on the screen.
/V Print verbose output containing the fragmentation statistics.
/X Perform free space consolidation on the specified volumes.
It will defragment, but its level of optimization and customization is pathetic.
Compared to MyDefrag with all its scripting capabilities it simply sucks.
Mydefrag is not for SSD?
The MyDefrag script to defragment and optimize Flash memory is specially designed to move as little data as possible. Fragmented files are defragmented (this takes just a single write cycle), unfragmented files are not touched at all. Gaps are filled by moving all the files together (also just a single write cycle), if there are no gaps then MyDefrag will do nothing.
It will not do retrim.
For SSD I’d suggest using software that prevents fragmentation all together like Diskeepers intelliwrite.
About your problem … It’s all Microsoft as usual! Has nothing to do with any defrag software.
The update did f... up one of my computers too the same way. I did fix that, but it was tedious venture. Had to do with MBR, boot manager etc.
You did well to just reinstall in this situation.
And, decent defrag program will, and should, defrag MFT and if it is a good one it should defrag everything. Even the "unmovable" files.
Unmovable files are imaginary, do not exist in real life.
Why fix something that's not broken?!
It's not fixing the broken but doing what has to be done!
About geting SSD... Do get one! You will like it. It does wonders to response times.
Edited by ibach, 20 October 2016 - 01:34 PM.