Auslogics Disk Defrag

Auslogics Disk Defrag

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 4237 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0
  • Total Downloads:
    14,016,965
  • Date Added:
    October 02, 2014
  • File Size:
    6.31MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,647
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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Defragging your hard drive is an important part of system maintenance; regular defragging can improve performance by making sure that all the parts of each file are stored together, which makes it faster to access them. Auslogics Disk Defrag is a simple way to take care of this task. With a straightforward interface and a few useful extras, Auslogics Disk Defrag is a great choice for users of all skill levels.

The program's interface is plain and intuitive, featuring the classic cluster map that displays fragmented, unfragmented, and empty space. Auslogics Disk Defrag took 14 seconds to run a scan of our hard drive and determine that it was 17 percent fragmented. We clicked the defrag button and waited 10 minutes for the program to do its thing. In the time it took us to go make a snack, Auslogics Disk Defrag had tidied up our hard drive. We double-checked its work by running the built-in Windows Disk Defragmenter, and it confirmed that our disk was now 0 percent fragmented.

The program is easy enough for just about anyone to use, but it also has a few advanced features, such as options to schedule automatic defrags and defrag individual folders, that will be attractive to more advanced users. There's a well-written PDF user manual available on Auslogic's Web site, but most people won't need it. Overall, we found Auslogics Disk Defrag to be a simple, powerful tool, and we recommend it.

 
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  • 1 stars

    "Hijacks default browser start page"

    October 12, 2014   |   By senosen

    Version: Auslogics Disk Defrag 5.0

    Pros

    Ease to uninstall

    Cons

    Had to uninstall browser - probably inserted a registry key without my consent.

    Summary

    Don't use this program

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  • 3 stars

    "Fast but Risky with Data..."

    September 30, 2014   |   By Hawaiitech

    Version: Auslogics Disk Defrag 4.5.5

    Pros

    Works fast at defragging windows computers. Can improve boot and system performance from 10-35% from my experiences. free. Can defrag a system in a hurry.

    Cons

    Sometimes causes system corruption to where windows wont boot up normally into desktop. I work at a computer repair shop and have stopped using disk defrag because it just simply isn't worth the risk. Yesterday I cloned a hard drive and the cloned drive worked flawlessly, then I defragged the cloned drive with Disk Defrag and it booted to a black screen. A few weeks ago after a virus and system cleanup on a machine that booted fine I used disk defrag to polish the machine up and it booted to a black screen; using task manager and open: explorer.exe would work intermittently. I had to reinstall the OS.... Another case was a clients computer that was slow and needed cleanup. The drive was older but reported good health, so I ran Disk Defrag after cleanup and it made certain programs not function correctly. Not trying to bad mouth Auslogics but DD can cause system instability. Does DD consolidate data in a way that it loses data? RISKY

    Summary

    Some drives it works great, impressive speed can equal impressive results. Some drives it causes system crashes, instability, corruption, data loss etc. Probably wont use this program on clients computers anymore, but will continue to use it personally.

    Updated on Sep 30, 2014

    P.S. Does Disk Defrag see bad sectors on hard drives? And does it allocate data to bad sectors? The problems I experienced happened after using both Defrag and Defrag+Optimization settings on different computers.

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  • 4 stars

    "Does not coalesce free space"

    September 02, 2014   |   By ChrisAllen CNET

    Version: Auslogics Disk Defrag 4.5.5

    Pros

    Defrags all files except a dozen mysterious "unmovable" small files. oooWOOooo Gives option to move files into "fast" region near front of disk.

    Cons

    Does not coalesce free space. So it isn't a complete defrag.

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  • 1 stars

    "BEWARE! Hidden automatic credit charges."

    July 10, 2014   |   By ultrasonic9999

    Version: Auslogics Disk Defrag 3.6

    Pros

    Works well, provides detailed information on each drive and gives a visual indication of the status of each drives fragmentation (including SSD).

    Cons

    Price! It's a ripoff. $30 a year to have a defrag program? Seriously? I spend that on my trailer insurance a year. It's very misleading when you purchase it that you don't get to keep it like any normal program, I understand you may not get updates unless you pay again but to time-limit the whole program!? NOWHERE on the products page does it state that your license will expire or your paying a licensing fee. Only in the fine print when you purchase it you see an 'expiration date' how convenient. BEWARE - THEY WILL AUTOMATICALLY CHARGE YOU AFTER A YEAR, AGAIN AND AGAIN! Highly misleading when initially purchasing! These types of companies prey on people by having a nice little 'we will automatically charge your card after 1 year..' after you freaking buy it you find this out. It was nice and hidden during the whole purchasing process. They run their business like a 'adult' site, literally making you jump through hoops when you find out the hidden automatic charges.

    Summary

    The software was nice, finding the hidden fee's & yearly charges after buying it pissed me off enough to never recommend this company to anyone. Do not buy their garbage if they can't be honest about the price up font. One way to rub a customer the wrong way is to charge their credit card after the fact without their knowledge. Thats stealing. And having the automatic charge after 1 year in SMALL fine print and conveniently pre-checked so people are authorizing this without realizing it is a shady business practice preying on the fact people wont notice the charge. Wow - that's shady. Dont buy software from this company. Thats my opinion.

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  • 4 stars

    "Last 2 versions didn't consolidate free space, and...!?"

    June 18, 2014   |   By scottls59901

    Version: Auslogics Disk Defrag 4.5.5

    Pros

    It's Very Fast, and free.

    Seems to improve performance.

    I've tried Many free/paid defrags, but this is the only one that increased performance.

    Cons

    I Run as Admin after 2 no-activity restarts (then wait 30min for HD to settle down...), move system files to a faster part of the HD, but after restart there are always large areas of free space not consolidated?

    If I use their delete Junk files option..., performance decreased.

    My AV didn't like the harmless PUP AD, in their latest version.

    Summary

    Old version has to be uninstalled first, or installer will offer to uninstall then (I had to temp disable my AV until after restart).

    I submitted a detailed trouble report to Auslogics Tech Support, but no reply as yet?

    I tried their Pro version, with it's umpteen defrag choices (Very Confusing!), but it's always running... slowed my computer (their tech support couldn't help?).

    Updated on Jul 3, 2014

    On my 1st AV scan the download was deleted, because of the non-malicious PUP.

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  • 4 stars

    "Seems best"

    June 16, 2014   |   By Scree

    Version: Auslogics Disk Defrag 4.5.5

    Pros

    Pretty well designed and does the job well.

    Cons

    Last update sneakily added a one-time scheduled task AD display!

    Summary

    This still seems to be the best of the free defraggers around today, but they are starting to get shady with pushing ads. Oh the tradeoff of being free...

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  • 5 stars

    "Best One I've Tried So far"

    June 04, 2014   |   By rtbcomp

    Version: Auslogics Disk Defrag 4.5.5

    Pros

    Good clear dispay as to what it's doing.

    Cons

    Not found ant

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  • 5 stars

    "I've used it since cnet recommended it, love it."

    April 14, 2014   |   By InvestorD

    Version: Auslogics Disk Defrag 4.5.3

    Pros

    Very fast, shows how much wasted space is on your hard drive.

    Cons

    Have to log in as administrator to use.

    Summary

    I would recommend this to my friends!

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  • 5 stars

    "Best, fast and reliable"

    April 14, 2014   |   By hamed_206

    Version: Auslogics Disk Defrag 4.5.2

    Pros

    Better than Smart Defrag from Iobit! De fragmented all my files in drive "C" in a very little time!

    Cons

    Smart Defrag failed to defrag all my hard disk files. Auslogics done the job fast, reliable and much better!

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  • 5 stars

    "I've used it for FIVE YEARS! Need more endorsement????"

    April 12, 2014   |   By websterphreaky

    Version: Auslogics Disk Defrag 4.5.3

    Pros

    Intuitive, easy to use, complete, feature filled, does the job and won't F'UP your system from Win Xp thru Windows 8!

    Cons

    Absolutely NONE

    Summary

    I've been in IT for over 3 decades and I've used it for FIVE YEARS! Need more endorsement????

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    What's new in version 5.0
    Version 5.0 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
    General
    Publisher Auslogics Software
    Publisher web site http://www.auslogics.com/
    Release Date October 02, 2014
    Date Added October 02, 2014
    Version 5.0
    Category
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory System Utilities
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 8
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 6.31MB
    File Name disk-defrag-setup.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 14,016,965
    Downloads Last Week 4,647
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    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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