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Big Al 24
11-16-2008, 01:12
I just figured I'd share...It does the job that windows built-in defragger doesn't. Give it a shot or google some reviews on it.

http://www.kessels.com/Jkdefrag/

Detectorist
11-16-2008, 07:15
What, exactly, does it do that the Windows defragger doesn't?

Big Al 24
11-16-2008, 17:09
Run the windows defragger, then run it and you'll see. It notices a higher level of fragmentation than windows does. If the windows defragger did a good job, there wouldn't be so many highly praised alternatives. I wouldn't use it with Vista though, independent tests seem to agree that third party defraggers don't do too much more for Vista than it's internal defragger does.

Furant
11-16-2008, 19:11
Seems impressive. I'm not sure I get the purpose or value of the GUI, but it seems to defragment and optimize.

Big Al 24
11-16-2008, 20:40
At least it has a gui, the Vista defragger doesn't tell you anything unless you watch it in the command line.

Furant
11-19-2008, 18:40
Okay, now that I've used this for a few days, I'm really impressed by it. I've set it up as my screen saver and I'm not sure if it's the placebo effect, but my disk-intensive activities seem faster. I haven't done anything else with all of the configurable options and the commandline switches or running through scheduler, but I love having that flexibility if I want to try something different.

Oh, I also love that by default it works against all mounted drives. It makes it a breeze to keep them all whirring along nicely.

Joey

Bronson7
11-20-2008, 09:31
I use AusLogic freeware. Seems a bit faster than the Windoze utility.
Bronson7

RaiderRodney
11-21-2008, 08:03
I use AusLogic freeware. Seems a bit faster than the Windoze utility.
Bronson7

Same here...I'm curious how the two compare though so I'll probably download this and give it a shot ;)

Jtemple
11-21-2008, 09:16
I'm a big fan of free Portable Applications:

http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/jkdefrag_portable

Big Al 24
11-21-2008, 16:27
Glad everybody likes it. I too like the portability.