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The good freeware list gave me a couple options for defrag software, but some of them dont seem as current even when i searched for newer versions/releases. Just lookin for some feedback on what fellow members use to defrag their harddrives with. I use Windows Vista as my OS, so its defragmenter is not auto-running and it sucks.

Ive seen Defraggler, and SmartDefrag from IObit
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The built in defrag is sufficient, and doesn't include any crapware. Being a repair tech I've lost count of the number of times that software like this has taken down a machine. Many AV softwares even see these programs as malware due to the relative likelyhood of them damaging your machine.

I won't say they are all evil/terrible/useless. But the minor benefit of 1% less fragmentation is nothing compared to the chances of bricking your machine. I understand the frustration of no GUI telling you of it's progress, but it does a good job in the actual defragmenting.
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Used defragglern for a wile now. It's fast and does a good job.
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I personally use defraggler. I say give it a go.


Another useful tool, to use (for clearing up crap) is "WinDirStat" -- it gives you a visualization of your computer's hard disk. You can see what files are hogging up all the space on your HD.
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MyDefrag

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i use defraggler and advanced system care. both together keep my computers running smoothly (i am also running Avast! home)
post #7 of 23
Defraggle every time,i set it to defrag after 5 mins idle time,keeps me frag free
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Originally Posted by superj1977 View Post
Defraggle every time,i set it to defrag after 5 mins idle time,keeps me frag free
That is really pointless.... and wearing out your HDD slightly faster without providing any benefit.
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That is really pointless.... and wearing out your HDD slightly faster without providing any benefit.
Why? it wont defrag if theres nothing to defrag,will it?
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yea the built-in windows defragmenter works fine......i don't really trust third-party
    
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