Piriform Defraggler disk defragmenter.

defraggler

I like Defraggler, as it:

  • is free.
  • is available as a 64-bit version.
  • allows you to exclude specific files and folders, and
  • has scheduling built-in.

Downsides?  None that I can see of.  Perhaps it could detect that the Windows Disk Defragmenter is running in the background, and warn you that running two disk defragmenters at the same time is going to slow things down.

You can download Defraggler here.

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11 programs to defragment your hard disk.

Back in February 2008, I wrote about what disk fragmenting was.  A reader then followed up with

“Well, what are my choices for a Windows disk defragmenter?”

Here is a list of some of the choices out there, if you don’t want to use the built-in Windows defragger.

Free

Name Recommended Reviewed Comment
Auslogics Disk Defrag Yes 20 May 2009  
Defraggler Yes 11 March 2010  
JkDefrag Yes   A graphic front-end is available (JGDefragGUI)
MyDefrag      
Smart Defrag      

Not free

Name Recommended Reviewed Comment
Diskeeper Yes No Been around for years.  I first used it with Windows NT 4.
DiskTrix UltimateDefrag      
O&O Defrag Pro 11      
PerfectDisk Yes 8 February 2008 I have used this on work computers, and I’m very happy with it.
Puran Defrag      
Vopt Yes   Very popular with the folks over at Whirlpool.

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Auslogics Disk Defrag – a 5 minute review.

  • Does not defragment removable drives, even though Windows built-in defragger does.
  • No choice to do an Analyse first, it was straight into Defrag.
  • No PC slowdown noticed.
  • Does a through defragmentation, there were no fragmented files afterwards.
  • Price is right, it’s free.

Some screenshots

Select which drive you want, note the absence of Removable drives.
auslogics Disk Defrag - choose a drive.

I clicked next, and away we went with defragging
Auslogics Disk Defrag - defragging display

And we’re done:
Auslogics Disk Defrag - Finished

Auslogics Disk Defrag can be found here.

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