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Auslogics Disk Defrag 3.2 gets smarter, faster

Auslogics Disk Defrag has been part of my system maintenance toolkit for quite some time. With the release of version 3.2, it's now even better at tidying up and optimizing your system's hard disk drives. In addition to a cleaner, easier-to-use interface, Disk Defrag 3.2 offers improved single file and folder defragging, better processing of multiple disks, a simplified scheduling screen, and...

Defraggler 2.0 beta gets faster, adds boot-time defrag

It's taken a while to get there, but Defraggler 2.0 is finally ready for download -- at least in beta form. The new version is more efficient and faster than ever, and Defraggler can now perform boot-time scans. Using the expanded configuration options in Defraggler 2, you can choose to run a one-time defrag, or you can set it to run each time you reboot your system. Defraggler's Drive Map has...

Open source disk tool UltraDefrag hits version 4.0

If you haven't heard it mentioned before with other disk defragmenters, UltraDefrag is a solid open source alternative to tools like MyDefrag and Auslogics' Disk Defrag. Ultra Defrag is packed with functionality, offering whole disk defragmentation and optimization, file and folder defragging (via your right-click context menu), boot-time defragging, and scheduled jobs. The boot-time job allow...

Auslogics Disk Defrag buffs up, adds disk optimization in v3

Defragmentation (like backing up) is one of those chores I don't think about doing all that often. And I really should, since my desktop at work is a cluttered mess of downloads, screenshots, temp files, and other digital flotsam. When Auslogics mentioned they've got a new version of their Disk Defrag tool available for download, I figured why not take it for a spin? My drive could use the TLC, ...

Defragment multiple drives simultaneously with Smart Defrag

Smart Defrag is a free disk defragmenting utility from IOBit. There are a few things that set this program apart from other defragmenting tools like Defraggler, JkDefrag and UltimateDefrag. First, Smart Defrag can defragment several hard drives or partitions at once. In my tests, it did a complete scan of a 20GB partition and a 70GB partition in a matter of seconds. Smart Defrag can then either...

UltimateDefrag Optimizes your hard disk for apps you use the most

UltimateDefrag is a free disk defragmenting utility for Windows. While defrag utilities are a dime a dozen (cheaper actually, since there are plenty of good free programs). UltimateDefrag sets itself apart from the crowd by letting you give priority to the files and applications that you use the most. Essentially, what that means is UltimateDefrag will move the chunks of data you need the most t...

Quicksys RegDefrag: Defrag your Windows registry

Who doesn't love defragmenting? Here at Download Squad, we defragment everything we can get our hands on: hard drives, registries, jigsaw puzzles. Our daily defragment fix can be found here, with Quicksys RegDefrag. In case you didn't piece it together from the name, RegDefrag will defragment your registry. In layman's terms: the program works to optimize your registry by removing gaps, fragments...

Defragment individual files with WinContig

Sure, you probably know it's a good idea to defragment your hard drive periodically if you're using Windows. But defragmenting all of your files at once can take a long time. WinContig is a executable file (read: no installation required) program that lets you defragment one file at a time without analyzing your entire disk. Despite the name, WinContig is not related in any way to SysInternals c...

JkDefrag GUI: Windows screen saver lets you defragment your hard drive

JkDefrag is a powerful open source disk defragmentation tool. But it's a command line utility, which isn't everyone's cup of tea. That's where JkDefrag GUI comes in. As you could probably guess from the "GUI," the program is a graphical user interface for JkDeFrag. The utility makes it easy to customize your defragmentation tasks, with a variety of options. You can analyze your hard drive usage, d...

Defrag on the cheap

I'm personally a big fan of Raxco's PerfectDisk for my defragmenting needs, but if you don't want to spend any money but still aren't satisfied with Windows' built-in options, this thread on Lfehacker has some good suggestions. To begin with, DirMS is a free app that comes in GUI and command line versions. The GUI is, to put it mildly, austere, but it works. At the same web site you'll find an app...

Free and Powerful Defragmenter for Windows

Windows has a built-in defragmenter, and while there is nothing wrong with it, it is lacking in a few areas. For example, it cannot defragment the swap file. Power Defragmenter is a front-end developed by a third party to make Contig, a very powerful command-line defragmentation utility much easier to use for the average user. Contig is made by SysInternals, who have a long history of making solid...