Softpedia Editor's Review for Defraggler
Enables you to quickly and simply defrag the files you want to, without having to process the whole drive
Written by Elena Opris on February 21st, 2013
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Defraggler is a small application that allows you to perform a defragmentation task on a drive or specific files.
The user interface may seem familiar if you used Windows' built-in utility or a similar software. You view a list of all available drives, including the removable ones, as well as the fragmentation level of a volume in Drive Map (after performing an analysis) and information about a selected drive.
So, you can process a volume (normally or quickly), check a drive for errors and defrag free space (to optionally allow fragmentation). You can also search for files or enable Boot Time Defrag (this option enables you to defrag files that are normally locked by Windows before it fully loads).
Furthermore, the program gives you the possibility you to schedule a defragmentation task (once or at a regular time interval) and it can be set to move large files to the end of the drive during the processing of an entire volume.
The Quick Defrag feature can be configured when it comes to the size and fragments size of files, and you have the option of excluding specific files and folders.
In addition, if Shell Extension is enabled, you can easily use Defraggler on any file, via context menu. Also, you can set the program to use more or less of your system resources, or shutdown the computer after it finishes a task.
The bottom line is that Defraggler does an excellent job at defragging a drive or a specific file and its online help file is very useful, especially for beginners. We strongly recommend this software.
Here are some key features of "Defraggler":
Defrag Individual Files:
· Most defragmentation tools only let you defrag the whole drive. Defraggler gives you the power to select individual files and folders to defrag. So you can get the job done in seconds, rather than waiting for the whole drive to complete. Of course if you want to defrag the whole drive Defraggler will let you do that too.
Compact and Portable:
· Defraggler was written in the same compact architecture as other Piriform products (CCleaner and Recuva). This results in a compact single EXE application, which can be copied to a thumbdrive and then used whenever you need it, without a complex installation process. The EXE itself is less than 1MB!
· Defraggler supports all OSs released since Windows 2000, this includes Windows 2000, 2003, XP and Vista. Although 64-bit support is not included in this version, we are working on compatibility, so it will be available soon! Additionally Defraggler supports both NTFS and FAT32 file systems.
Locate Files on the Drive:
· After analysis Defraggler lists all the fragmented files on the drive. Selecting one or many will highlight their location on the disk. Allowing you to visually see the location of files on the disk.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Added Quick Defrag scheduling.
· Added Fragmentation Threshold to scheduled defrag options.
· Added option to close Defraggler after defragmentation is complete.
· Added support for 3TB external drives.
· Added support for drives with allocation units greater than 4KB.
· Added support for ReFS file systems.
· Updated translations.
· GUI and usability improvements.
· Minor bug fixes.