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Great Freeware Defrag Tool!

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Big Al 24, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. Big Al 24

    Big Al 24

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    I just figured I'd share...It does the job that windows built-in defragger doesn't. Give it a shot or google some reviews on it.

    http://www.kessels.com/Jkdefrag/
     
  2. Detectorist

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    What, exactly, does it do that the Windows defragger doesn't?
     


  3. Big Al 24

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    Run the windows defragger, then run it and you'll see. It notices a higher level of fragmentation than windows does. If the windows defragger did a good job, there wouldn't be so many highly praised alternatives. I wouldn't use it with Vista though, independent tests seem to agree that third party defraggers don't do too much more for Vista than it's internal defragger does.
     
  4. Furant

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    Seems impressive. I'm not sure I get the purpose or value of the GUI, but it seems to defragment and optimize.
     
  5. Big Al 24

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    At least it has a gui, the Vista defragger doesn't tell you anything unless you watch it in the command line.
     
  6. Furant

    Furant Millennium Member

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    Okay, now that I've used this for a few days, I'm really impressed by it. I've set it up as my screen saver and I'm not sure if it's the placebo effect, but my disk-intensive activities seem faster. I haven't done anything else with all of the configurable options and the commandline switches or running through scheduler, but I love having that flexibility if I want to try something different.

    Oh, I also love that by default it works against all mounted drives. It makes it a breeze to keep them all whirring along nicely.

    Joey
     
  7. Bronson7

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    I use AusLogic freeware. Seems a bit faster than the Windoze utility.
    Bronson7
     
  8. RaiderRodney

    RaiderRodney Just Win Baby

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    Same here...I'm curious how the two compare though so I'll probably download this and give it a shot ;)
     
  9. Big Al 24

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    Glad everybody likes it. I too like the portability.