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  • Started 1 year ago by feinui
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feinui
Posts: 99

I have been using smart defrag but find the IOBIT very intrusive as it seems to get into everything. Would appreciate some views on free defrag programs

Posted 1 year ago
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Scott
Scott
Posts: 5618

Defrag if you must, not really necessary beyond the built-in program in 7.

When I want to run a secondary program IMO the heads and shoulders winner is JK Defrag,
http://www.kessels.com/JkDefrag/index.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JkDefrag

It is no longer supported but worked great on my Win 8 machine.

Posted 1 year ago
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ian2
ian2
Posts: 632

The newest version of Scotts pick which I use and endorse is MyDefrag new name same guy.
http://www.mydefrag.com/Manual.....stall.html
It is no longer updated as scott says but it does exactly what it should and does it well
with many user options available if you want but run as is does a great job.

Posted 1 year ago
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vistamike
vistamike
Posts: 10945

I would not have ANYTHING to do with IOBIT software.

Windows 7 generally looks after things quite well but if you are a heavy user a defrag now and then is useful. The internal defrag is quite slow and cpu intensive.

I can recommend this http://www.piriform.com/defraggler/features

Mike

Posted 1 year ago
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JayDivider
JayDivider
Posts: 39

Assuming you're defragging a disc drive, I use Diskeeper. It’s fast and intuitive. It has an option called Intelliwrite that helps prevent fragmentation, so when you actually run a defrag it gets it done much faster. You can set it to run on a schedule as well. I like it.
I also like the free Defraggler, much slower but better than the native Windows defrag.
If you have a Solid State Drive, DO NOT DEFRAG! You’re just eating away at the drive’s life cycle. (I just got a SSD recently, so maybe that’s common knowledge..? I just thought I’d share)

Posted 1 year ago
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Just to backup Scotts post,
W7 defrags fine on it's own, no 3rd party app needed. And definitely DO NOT use IOBIT software.

Posted 1 year ago
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feinui
Posts: 99

Thanks guys

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