We all know, or should, that after a time our hard drives, files, and folders get fragmented. Fragmented drives can cause your computer to seem sluggish and slow to respond. Microsoft includes a defragmentation tool in all versions of Windows. However, it’s not very good and it’s not very easy to use. To make it worse, it’s not very fast. And if you want to get to the point, many users forget the Windows Defragmenter is even there and never use it. How sad.
Fragmented drives are drives where files are scattered all over the drive and not in any particular order. When you go to use a program, Windows has to take extra nanoseconds to search all over the drive to find what it’s looking for. This causes hesitations and slowdowns. We call it that sluggish feeling. We don’t like it – you probably don’t either.
What’s a fragmented soul to do?
Free defragmentation programs are as rare as honest politicians (don’t slap me!). It’s true. And it’s a miracle that week after week after week we are able to mine such gems as this from the increasingly mucky web. But we do. Don’t ask me how. We dredged this beauty up from the depths of obscurity somehow.
Now before we prattle on and on incessantly, let’s get one thing clear. This is a beta release. It worked perfectly on both Windows Vista and Windows XP. But these were our Windows XP and Windows Vista computers – not yours. We can only assume that it also worked on the developer’s Vista and XP computer’s too. That’s at least 4 computers that it worked on. So, there’s a good chance, but no guarantee, that it will work well on your machine too. If you have Windows 98 or Windows ME don’t even try this program, those old operating systems are not even listed on the developer’s site.
Defraggler is the fastest, coolest looking, defragmenter we’ve ever seen. If nothing else, it’s pretty to look at – better yet, it appears to work even better than advertised. And, it has many features we’ve never seen in any defragmenter – even those costing $60 or more. What a deal! This is free – so far. If you grab it now while it’s still free, before the developer goes and sticks toolbars for Yahoo in it and all sorts of incentivizing stuff it in – or just as bad, starts charging for it, well, you can’t say we didn’t warn you. The early bird gets the worm, you know. I really hate clichés don’t you?
Here’s what ye old developer has to say about Defraggler:
“…(Defraggler) differs from other defrag tools on the market, by enabling you to quickly and simply defrag the files you want to, without having to process the whole drive. Simply run it, select the file and defragment in seconds. No more struggling with the Windows defragmentation tool!
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. 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, Vista and Windows 7. 64-bit support has also just been added! 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….”
If you don’t mind using beta (test) software, and you’re looking to keep those hard drives, files, and folders, defragmented, then you’ll want to read more about and download Defraggler right now.
BE CAREFUL! This is freeware but you’ll see “Priority Support $24.95” button above the download links. You do not have to pay $24.95 for priority support. The author is trying to make some money and trying to do it honestly without bundling spyware or adware with his program. You don’t need to pay $24.95 for Defraggler. It is freeware – and it is supported by the program’s author – you just won’t get “priority support” – whatever that is.
Windows Disk Defragmentation tool
Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
32bit and 64bit systems
Size 3.0 MB Windows executable