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Posted - 12/01/2006 :  21:18:04  Show Profile
My OS is Windows XP SP2, Home Edition and I'd like to know where I could download a good, Free Defragment Software.
Seems the Windows Defrag. is not really doing the job and would also like something that would defrag. faster.
Thanks, Bob

Don't let yesterday take up to much of today - Will Rogers

Edited by - rtargo20 on 12/02/2006 22:44:00

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Posted - 12/01/2006 :  22:18:40  Show Profile
What causes you to think Windows Defrag isn't doing a good job? If it's the length of time, consider that the larger the hard drive is, and the more fragmented the drive is, the longer it's going to take to rewrite the files. I remember when we had hard drives that were only a few hundred megabytes and it took only a few minutes, now with gigabytes (a gigabyte is 1024 megabytes), it takes mu-u-u-u-ch-ch longer.

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Posted - 12/03/2006 :  07:25:17  Show Profile
I don't know if the following link will be of assistance, but considering the fact that the defrag program in XP is a lite version of Diskeeper, the full version might be more to your liking...
http://www.pcnineoneone.com/reviews/sw/diskeeper7.html If you want a comparison of what are considered the three top defragmenters, go to

Windows XP Pro, Pentium 4, 2.4 GH, 1 Gig RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, DVD-RW & CD-RW, SBC DSL.
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Posted - 12/04/2006 :  11:24:31  Show Profile  Visit Mick's Homepage
My systems dont seem to need a lot of defragging, because I set up partitions on the hard drive, and keep most of the temporary files (temporary internet files, or any kind of cache file, for example) that are always coming and going on a separate partition just for them. This keeps the files on the "system" partition and the "data" partition from getting scattered by this necessary clutter.

When I do get around to it, about evey 6 months, Windows says the partitions dont need defragging, but I do it anyway, and I always run it twice. The second pass is much faster and always makes things look more "solid blue".

Edited by - Mick on 12/04/2006 11:27:12
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