Unappealing interface

Get fast results with this defrag program, but don't expect any help.

This program analyzes and defragments you computer in a very short amount of time. It even goes further to let you manually place files in high performing areas of your hard drive. Unfortunately, it uses a very unattractive user interface to accomplish all of these tasks.

We were a little put off at first by UltimateDefrag 2008 because we had to run it as an Administrator to access it. Otherwise, it produced an error. The program opens with a garishly designed interface that is busy and hard on the eyes. The multiple colors used also make it difficult to navigate. Not knowing where to go first, we clicked the button to start analyzing our C drive, and immediately, the program began the process. In a matter of minutes, it had displayed the file count, contiguous files, and fragmented files. Through the Options menu, we were able to manually add files to the outer, higher performance area of the hard drive, or archive specific files in the less used spaces. If you don't want to manually add files, you can automate the process and designate percentages to each area. We also liked that you can exclude files from the whole process.

Aside from the horrid interface design, we were also disappointed with the program's help options. It offers a PDF Help file, but we were unable to access it. On top of that, we found very little help through the publisher's Web site. That being said, novice users should bypass this program. But more experienced users might want to use the 14-day trial period to give this program a try.

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