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#1 stidyup

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 07:35 AM

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O&O Defrag V8.0 is the newest generation of the very successful O&O Defrag. Simply, quickly, and securely, you can get the maximum performance out of your expensive hardware investments - and all this with only a tiny investment of time and energy!

The new O&O Defrag V8.0 Professional Edition for Windows-based workstations unlocks the hidden Performance of your computer. This software will optimize your hard disk in Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional, Windows 2000 Professional, and Windows NT 4 Workstation, securely repacking fragmented files together for more efficiency. In addition, O&O Defrag V8.0 Professional Edition boasts outstanding usability and a myriad of important functions not found in any other defragmentation software platforms on the market today.

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I've used V6.5 and that was very good especially with large files, for me this is better than Diskeeper.
Not had chance to check out the new release yet.

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 12:22 PM

Not sure how long this will remain free, but just found it on the web.

Auslogics Disk Defrag

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Disk fragmentation leads to system slowdowns, PC crashes, slow startup and shutdown and sometimes to system failures. Auslogics Disk Defrag? is designed for fast optimization of today's modern hard disks. Get the maximum performance out of your expensive hardware investments. And it's absolutely FREE.

Improve computer performance and stability

Increase your productivity - no more waiting for files to open

Defragment disks in only a few minutes

Useful disk fragmentation map and detailed fragmentation report

Windows XP Home and Professional, 2000/2003 and Vista supported


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Posted 12 January 2007 - 02:30 PM

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Windows NT/2K/XP Defragger for FAT12/16/32/NTFS Partitions 3.0beta

* Defragger for all reachable drives under Windows NT(with SP4)/2K/XP, works on removable disks too
* finds all system files, such as MFT, Re-parse points, bitmaps and attribute lists
* one of the main goals: search and find files and their position; therefore sometimes slower in redrawing 'cause of locking in huge directory-trees
* configurable blocksize, file-sizelimit, large-file-marks
* drive-information, cluster-viewer, file-search, single-file defrag (all in one window)
* data-corruption nearly impossible through 100% use of Windows-Defrag-API
* not movable: directories(FAT), locked files(page-, hibernate- and other systemfiles are locked on a running system; solution: boot from CD BartPE or use PageDefrag)


new in 3.0beta :
- NTFS-Analyzing by scanning MFT
- $MFT, $BITMAP, $EA, $VOLUME_INFORMATION, $VOLUME_ID, $OBJECT_ID,
$PropertySet, $Reparse, $LOGGED_UTILITY_STREAM,
$SECURITY_DESCRIPTOR, $DATA, $INDEX_ALLOCATION will be found
- another drawmode with 1pix blocksize inspired by www.kessels.com/JkDefrag/index.html
- commandline options
- save options to "WIN.INI" under "[Defragger 3.0]"
- added process-priority option; even if set to high, cpu-use
is very low, so maybe only for analyzing usefull
- added sinlge-file-defrag available from clusterviewer
- added win-version checking
- added export of dirlist to <drive>:\defragger.txt
- on selecting a file in clusterviewer (after search)
show position on volume
- changed from ntdll-NtFsControlFile-calls to the more common
DeviceIOControl-function
- fixed win2k/nt incompatibility
- minor fixes (f.e. drawing during analyze)
- more speed (analyzing ntfs, drawing)

todo: - DefragByDirectories ... is not ready
- keyboard support in clusterviewer
- make correct freespace in clusterviewer if a file has moved
- mixed c-runtime and other routines - make consistend
- make up mind with static, inline and other optimizing stuff
- bring more structure in the whole code (separate drawing
from defragging and so on)

bugs: - defragging sparse files
- file marks are sometimes not correct
- defragging of locked files/directories on FAT is not possible
due to defrag-API of Windows

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 12:45 PM

WinContig
Copyright ?2006 Marco D'Amato

"WinContig is an easy-to-use stand-alone defragmentation tool that doesn't create any installation directories or Registry entries on your computer. Its purpose is to quick defrag files without the need to defrag the whole disk. Its defragmentation and analysis engine is based on the standard Microsoft defragmentation API. In addition, WinContig allows you to group files into profiles, and also it accepts a number of optional command-line switches that you can use to control how the program operates.
WinContig is an application designed for Windows 2000/XP operating systems.

NOTE: WinContig has been tested only on NTFS file system.
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http://wincontig.mdt...it/index_EN.htm

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Note: The GUI is written in Italian, however an English translation/language file is availble on the website.

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 02:25 PM

WinContig Command-line switches

WinContig accepts a number of optional command-line switches that you can use to control how the program operates.


IMPORTANT NOTES

Switches are not case sensitive, so, for example, /CLOSE is the same as /close.
When using multiple switches, separate them with a blank space. For example, use the following command line to load a profile and start the file defragmentation:

WinContig /DEFRAG /PROF:"c:\datas\profile.wcp"


Below is the list of the WinContig switches.

/ANALYZE Starts automatically the analisys of the files listed in a profile. The /PROF: switch is required with the /ANALIYZE switch.

/CLOSE Used to automatically close WinContig after it has completed the defragmenting process. This option performs the same function as selecting the Option | Close program when finished defragmenting menu option.

/DEFRAG Starts automatically the defragmentation of the files listed in a profile. The /PROF: switch is required with the /DEFRAG switch.

/DUP Allows duplicate entries in the file list. This option performs the same function as deselecting the Options | Do not allow duplicate entries menu option. WinContig does not allow duplicate entries in the file list as default. When using the /DUP switch, WinContig adds files to the file list faster. This option is useful if you want to load a very big profile faster and you are confident there are no duplicate entries in the profile.

/FULLROW Turns full row selection on. This option performs the same function as selecting the Options | Select full row menu option.

/NOPROMPT Used to turn confirmation messages off. This option performs the same function as selecting the Options | Show Confirmation messages menu option.

/NOSCROLL Turns scroll of the files off when WinContig performs an analysis process or a defragmenting process. This option performs the same function as selecting the Auto scroll menu option from the contextual menu of the file list.

/QUICK Used to turn off optimizations during the defragmenting process (i.e. it will not try to fill the gaps and it will not try to partially defragment the files that it's not possibile to totally defrag). This allows to complete the defragmenting process quicker. This option performs the same function as selecting the Options | Defragmenting strategy | Quick menu option.

/NOCHECKDISK Does not check volumes for errors prior to defragmenting the files. This option performs the same function as selecting the Options | Do not check volumes for errors menu option.

/PROF:"profile" Used to load the profile profile.

IMPORTANT NOTES
You must specify the full path of the profile
You must enclose the full path of the profile in quotation marks ("")

For example, use the following command line to load the profile data.wcp located in c:\profiles:

WinContig /PROF:"c:\profiles\data.wcp"

/ONTOP Makes the WinContig main window topmost (above all other windows). This option performs the same function as selecting the Options | Stay on top menu option.

/SHUTDOWN Used to shutdown the computer after WinContig has completed the defragmenting process. This option performs the same function as selecting the Options | Shutdown when finished defragmenting menu option.

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 02:30 PM

Kessels Defrag

There are now 2 more GUI's for this program, see website for further details.

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 10:01 PM

Emiel Wieldraaijer's GUI for JKDefrag
http://www.emro.nl/freeware/index.html

Dirk Paehl's JGDefragGUI

http://www.paehl.com...ce/?JGDefragGUI

Thorsten Willert's JkDefragTWGUI

http://www.thorsten-willert.de/


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Posted 10 May 2007 - 07:22 AM

Paragon Total Defrag

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Paragon Total Defrag 2007 is a new comprehensive product for total file system defragmentation and optimization. Built on original Paragon technologies, it performs complete low-level defragmentation that provides almost zero fragmentation level. Due to its monopoly access to the file system on a hard drive, Paragon Total Defrag 2007 allows you to speed up and optimize all critical system files and metadata including MFT (Master File Table), directories, paging files, registry hives and others.

Paragon Total Defrag 2007 brings you following advantages:

Smart Defragmentation to maximize File System performance. Paragon Total Defrag performs safe boot-time defragmentation of MFT and paging files, online Directory Consolidation. Moreover, it defragments and moves critical system files and frequently accessed files together on the external (fast) cylinders of the hard disk to increase your system?s performance. Enhanced data access speeds mean faster virus scans, back-ups, and file searches.

9 File System Optimization Strategies to meet the individual needs of every system. Total Defrag enables you to use any of 9 optimization strategies on partitions of any size or number, whether your hard drives are IDE, SATA or SCSI. Paragon Total Defrag is fast, simple and secure way to get systems running Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003 or new Windows Vista at the peak of its ability.

Innovative Technologies to bring you fast and the most comprehensive defragmentation. Usage of original Paragon technologies allows to overcome limitations of build-in Windows Defrag (note that many commercial defragmenters use Windows defragmentation APIs, only interfaces differ). Thus, unlike other defragmenters, Paragon Total Defrag works at low-level, can sort and move files to external (fast) cylinders and requires less than 1% of free space on the hard drive to operate.

Bootable CD/DVD to run Paragon Total Defrag without installation. One of the Paragon Total Defrag components is self-burning WindowsPE-based CD image you can use to create bootable CD or DVD. It allows to boot system and defragment all the available disks directly from bootable CD/DVD.

TOTAL DEFRAG: SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

* Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista
* CPU: Intel Pentium or compatible, 300MHz or higher processor
* RAM: 128 MB of RAM required (256 MB or greater recommended)
* Disk space: 20 Mb
* Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher


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Posted 20 February 2008 - 09:39 PM

HDiskDefrag

Can't post anything from the website about this program as it's all in German and lifting the google translation helpfully just gives you the original German.

See the link and click on the google translation to get a the site in English.

http://pendriveapps....28/hdiskdefrag/

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HDiskDefrag is a tiny portable defragmenter that can be used to quickly and easily defragment FAT or NTFS partitions on non removable internal hard disk drives. HDiskDefrag also allows you to clear browser cache and temporary files before defragmenting. Defragment options allow you to place files by name, last access or by last write. At less than 250K extracted, this tool makes for a great addition to anyones portable collection.


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Posted 19 January 2009 - 06:24 PM

DISKEEPER 2009 DEFRAG

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Diskeeper 2009 Enhancements:

Everyday desktops have exponentially increased in storage capacity. So Diskeeper Pro Premier workstation now contains the Terabyte Volume Engine™ technology. This has the defrag horsepower necessary to rapidly eliminate tens of thousands to millions of fragments on drives from 60 GB on up.

Diskeeper Professional edition now includes I-FAAST? 2.0 (Intelligent File Access Acceleration Sequencing Technology). This squeezes 10% - 80% more performance out of the drive for the most commonly accessed files. This is on top of the notable gains found from standard defragmentation.

All editions have newly beefed up Free Space Defrag Engines to boost save/write speeds.
Processing Upgrades:

InvisiTasking? technology, the processing behind Diskeeper's real-time operations, has been re-engineered to consolidate files even faster on busy systems. It is this feature that sets Diskeeper apart from all utilities, as InvisiTasking is the only technology that prevents a background process from ever interfering with application and operating system use of computer resources. Instead of letting the operating system scheduler allocate the entire computer system to each process, InvisiTasking empowers the system to allocate its various resources (CPU, memory, disk, and network) separately to the process that needs each one. This allows overlapping use of separate resources—not just reducing system overhead, but eliminating it altogether. This means zero resource conflict period.
Diskeeper 2009 Key Features:
Real-Time Defragmentation automatically handles performance-robbing fragmentation as it occurs. There is no need for scheduling or manual defrag.
New! InvisiTasking technology advances ensure no resource conflict whatsoever while performing the above operations. Now supports Diskeeper to consolidate files even faster on busy systems.
New! I-FAAST 2.0 boosts access speeds for your most frequently used files (by an additional 10% - 80%). Now available in Diskeeper Professional edition.
New! Powerful Free Space Defragmentation Engine has been enhanced to increase file-write performance.
Low Free Space Defrag Engine ensures that even when you have less than 1% free space you can still defragment your volumes.
New! Terabyte Volume Engine technology rapidly eliminate tens of thousands to millions of fragments found on drives from 60 GB on up. Now available in Diskeeper Pro Premier edition.
New! MOM/SCOM integration1 Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) and Systems Center Operations Manager (SCOM) allow monitoring and management of computers interconnected by networks. Diskeeper provides MOM/SCOM with numerous alerts, reports and the ability to manage and control product settings and configurations.
Frag Shield? 2.0 boosts reliability by automatically preventing crash-inducing fragmentation of critical system files.

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 11:08 AM

http://www.diydatare...nl/DiskTune.htm

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DiskTune is an easy to use, on-demand, no frills disk optimizer and defragmentation utility for FAT, FAT32 and NTFS formatted drives. Through a simple to use mechanism you can create 'jobs' that enable you to schedule or launch disk optimization with just one click. DiskTune is freeware. DiskTune reorganizes your disk and will make it faster and more responsive.

DiskTune is safe: It relies on the proven and reliable Windows defrag API to move files. It checks the volume state prior to defragmentation. DiskTune features a VSS safe-mode to reduce interaction between defragmentation and shadow copies and a thermal monitor to protect your hard disk from overheating.


Works in Microsoft Windows XP, 2003 Server, Vista (32-bit and 64-bit)
Supported file systems: FAT16, FAT32, NTFS
Safe to use: utilizes Windows defrag API and other high level APIs only
3 operating modes: defrag, optimize and compact
HDD temperature monitor (unique!); DiskTune will pause when your disk gets too hot
Easily create and run jobs
VSS safe-mode to reduce interaction between defragmentation and shadow copies
Explorer integration, can defrag selected folder only
Boot optimization utilizing the Windows layout.ini file
MFT defragmentation and optimization (online)



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Posted 22 February 2010 - 08:21 PM

http://www.puransoft...g-Download.html

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Puran Intelligent Optimizer - PIOZR
Directories Consolidation for speed boost
Automatic Defragmentation for worry free defrag
Boot Time Defragmentation for system files like MFT
Low Priority Defrag for work while defrag experience
Individual File/Folder Defrag for selective defrag
GUI and Console Command Line Defrag Supported
Restart/Shutdown After Boot Time Defragmentation
File/Folder Exclusion or exclusion by wildcard facility
Native support for 64Bit Windows
Supports Windows Xp/2003/Vista/2008/7


Only had a quick play with it seems OK.