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Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 324 votes out of 324 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.21.993
  • Total Downloads:
    839,293
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 16, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    4.32MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    283
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

Piriform's Defraggler defragments hard drives or individual folders and files and monitors the health and performance of your disc drives and SSDs. Compact and fully portable, Defraggler has an interactive drive map with legend, supports NTFS and FAT32 file systems, includes full and quick defrag options, and integrates with Windows Explorer. Recent updates include Quick Optimize for SSD, the ability to view other disc data during operations, and improved detection of files lacking extensions.

Pros

Windows shell integration: Defraggler can replace the built-in Windows defragmentation tool and add Defraggler to context menus; handy for defragmenting individual files and folders.

File relocation: Defraggler has the unique ability to move large files to the back of the disc for faster access of critical and frequently used data.

Health and benchmarking: The Health tab displays disc status. Defraggler also benchmarks drive performance.

Quick Optimize for SSD: Defraggler's Quick Optimize for SSD feature may be of help for older SSDs that don't support TRIM or for Windows XP systems still in service.

Cons

Don't defrag SSDs: Defraggler has the ability to defrag SSDs, yet its own Web-based documentation (accessible via the Help menu) acknowledges it's of "little benefit." In fact, defragging can shorten the lifespan of SSDs.

Obsolete: Some find disc defragging quaint in the age of SSDs and terabyte drives. On the other hand, huge archives benefit from better organization and housekeeping.

Bottom Line

Defraggler upholds the tradition of CCleaner and other excellent freeware from Piriform. It's a step up from the built-in Windows tool and similar utilities.

 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.21.993
  • Improved Analysis and Defrag performance.
  • Improved memory usage and management architecture.
  • Optimized 64-bit builds on Windows 8 and 10.
  • Improved update checking process.
  • Updated exception handling and reporting.
  • Improved localization and language support.
  • Minor GUI improvements.
  • Minor bug fixes.
General
Publisher Piriform
Publisher web site http://www.piriform.com/
Release Date March 16, 2016
Date Added March 16, 2016
Version 2.21.993
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.32MB
File Name dfsetup221.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 839,293
Downloads Last Week 283
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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