Defraggler

Defraggler

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 320 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.18.945
  • Total Downloads:
    732,424
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 17, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    4.16MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,840
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Excellant Defragmentation Program"

March 13, 2014  |  By Makazestorm

 |  Version: Defraggler 2.17.898

Pros

Defraggler is a user friendly defragmentation program. It comes packed with alot of options for your defragmentation needs and its better and faster then most paid defragmentation programs. There is a pay version but its only if you want to support it. All features are completely free. I use it regularly with ccleaner for good PC health with no problem.

Cons

Id be honest if there was a con but I havent noticed any problems to date. Its been rather hassle free for the most part.

Summary

A fast and friendly defragmentation program with tons of options and control that comes with it. COmbine it with ccleaner for overall hassle free PC health.

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1 stars

"P O S OVERPRICED AT FREE THERE IS NO VALUE HERE!!!!!!!!"

March 02, 2014  |  By WORDSMITH1950

 |  Version: Defraggler 2.17.898

Pros

WHAT CAN YOU SAY ABOUT A PRODUCT THAT DOES NOT WORK??? THIS A VERY BAD PROGRAM!!! IT IS NOT EASY TO WORK WITH AND TAKES FOREVER TO ULTIMATELY FAIL MISERABLY AND COMPLETELY!!! P O S!!!!!!!

Cons

IF THERE WAS ANY CHARGE FOR THIS DYSFUNCTIONAL AND POORLY DESIGNED PROGRAM, THERE WOULD BE A STRONG CASE FOR A FRAUD PROSECUTION!!! GARBAGE, GARBAGE, GARBAGE. IT IS AS WORTHLESS AS A POLITICIAN'S. V PROMISE!!! -------- DO NOT EVEN BOTHER WITH THIS VOID, VACUOUS, AND VAPID ABOMINATION.

Summary

RUN AWAY FROM THIS DRECK!!!! S COMMENT SECTION DEMANDS A STAR RATING AND WILL NOT ACCEPT EITHER A ZERO STARS OR THE NEGATIVE NUMBER OF STARS THIS JUNK HAS EARNED.

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1 stars

"it never finishes defragging."

January 24, 2014  |  By dbarajas0129

 |  Version: Defraggler 2.04.297

Pros

i really dont believe there are any pros. it doesnt work on different systems

Cons

it's simply a waste of my time cos when it hits 70% it aborts and that's it.

Summary

it use to work fantastic until it started to abort at 70% so i thought i would check different fforums and chats and the 3-4 people i told to download it have the same problem. if they would simply fix it , which they wont , i believe it will one day be gone.

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3 stars

"Could Have Been a Great Defrag Program!"

January 17, 2014  |  By Tippybird

 |  Version: Defraggler 2.16.809

Pros

Very user-friendly screens. Easy to use. Provides a high level of information.

Cons

BUT . . . it does not complete the defrag process, rendering it (IMHO) useless. If it is provided free, then the free version should at a minimum complete the process. I continually receive the message "Defrag Aborted. Some files were not defragmented. This operation cannot be done." So, useless. A free version should as a minimum complete the process. Perhaps giving us "cheapos" less features than the paid version . . . so, thumbs down on this highly rated product!

Summary

Nice but this dog don't hunt (as they say).

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3 stars

"it's not finishing the defrag"

December 29, 2013  |  By dbarajas0129

 |  Version: Defraggler 2.16.809

Pros

actually i'll use the fact that i told friends about defraggler and their having the same problem as myself. when it is almost done ( approx. 70% ) it aborts and that's that. their is no support for it unless you purchase the product from Filehippo's site or Piriform and " just maybe " others

Cons

it runs perfectly and used to end up finished , but now friends and myself are getting the abort when it hits 70% always. i dont know why. the MSN defragmenter which came in already downloaded , but it NEVER TELLS YOU THAT you should defrag this amount or however it's said. once again i have friends that are having the same problem. i read what they sent into forums , MSN help , ect. and it's almost identical to my wording as their's. help !!!!

Summary

i simply need to get my pc defragged and defragged very soon. dont get me wrong , i appreciate everyone's help and i love it when i can help someone as well. im not the sharpest crayon in the box , but i get by enough and when i need help i look for it. thank you very much , don barajas

Updated on Jan 8, 2014

i think the program has an easy fix , but they want you to buy it first. they remind me off Dell and MSN as well. i do not mean any disrespect , i assure you. but to d/l the program and use it for free then having problems , they want you to buy it. it all comes down to money and it's a real shame. don barajas.
all the emails ive read look like i typed them up as someone else said. i am not making any personal attacks. that gets you nowhere very quickly and it's wrong. but aborting at 70% like every email im reading is wrong.

Updated on Jan 8, 2014

i would hope everyone who has this problem to speak out. like CNET states , keep your comments clean with no profanity or attacks and maybe , just maybe they'll tell all of us how to fix it. SPEAK OUT. don barajas

Updated on Jan 13, 2014

with what i mentioned and seen tens of thousands with the same problem then how do we defrag? thank you for your time , don barajas

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5 stars

"Tells how bad you've fragged"

November 26, 2013  |  By jjstewart

 |  Version: Defraggler 2.15.742

Pros

You can watch the defrag function graphically or, as I prefer, you can watch how many files and how many fragments are left. You can tell how often you need to defrag.

Cons

The graphic part has better details, but that is hard to follow.

Summary

I can tell the condition of my system by the way they do it. It's not just a blinking dot show. For example, I found out that system upgrades were badly fragged, which accounted for slowness after downloading.

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1 stars

"The slowest of all defragers."

October 04, 2013  |  By snintendog

 |  Version: Defraggler 2.15.741

Pros

A good interface that is it.

Cons

The defragging itself seems to be highly useless one full sweep of my hard drive left it partially fragmented not only that but it also took well over 16 hours to complete and not only that but it also can't detect all the fragmented files on the drive.

Summary

There are plenty of other defragmenters out there better than this one some that only take minutes to do what this tried to do.

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4 stars

"Leaves Windows Defragger in Sub-zero shade!"

September 30, 2013  |  By johnnyshatin123

 |  Version: Defraggler 2.15.742

Pros

Hard to fault.

Cons

None I can think of.

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3 stars

"It never got my c:\ drive defragmented."

August 21, 2013  |  By pishon

 |  Version: Defraggler 2.15.741

Pros

Easy to use. Good interface. Works behind the scenes. Boot time defrag, which defrags when programs are not in use. This can be very helpful. It reports health of the hard drive. I really liked the way it worked, it just didn't get my drive completely defragmented.

Cons

It never got my c:\ drive defragmented. I have a 2tb hard drive with only 500gb free. Running Windows 7 pro. I ran defraggler day & night for weeks, even while I was using the computer. It would get within 10% fragmentation, then fall back during the day when I was running my computer. When I uninstalled it, I had 26% fragmentation after running defraggler for over a month. For some reason it just kept falling behind.

It'd not my computer. I installed another cnet recommended defragment program, and it completely defragmented my hard drive in about 14 hours. I checked it out with windows defrag and it also reported 0% fragmention.

Summary

Good little program, but for me, it just did not get the job done. I would not recommend it. It may work on smaller hard drives. you could try it and see, but you are probably wasting your time. There are better free ones out there.

Updated on Aug 21, 2013

I don't know why this shows as 5 stars. I meant 2 stars but it wouldn't "click".

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5 stars

"Quick - easy to use - choices are yours."

August 14, 2013  |  By curiousgeorge13

 |  Version: Defraggler 2.15.741

Pros

It does an overall defrag, a quick defrag, or a selective defrag of files that you choose. Shows what's being done and how long it will take to finish. Leave it minimized if you want to do other things, or full screen if you like to watch those little boxes change color & dance. Menu is simple - options are easy to select - updating is automatic ( if you want that feature ) , and it's free.

Cons

None that i can think of.

Summary

It does what it says it will do. No frills - no nonsense.
Much better than the one that comes with a new PC.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.18.945
  • Added Disk Performance graphs to Statistics tab.
  • Added Quick Optimize for SSD.
  • Added ability to view information for different drives when an operation is in progress.
  • Improved Health tab loading speed.
  • Added new scriptable /UPDATE parameter for background updates. (Defraggler Professional only).
  • Improved detection of files without extensions in File list tab.
  • Minor GUI improvements.
  • Minor bug fixes.
General
Publisher Piriform
Publisher web site http://www.piriform.com/
Release Date April 16, 2014
Date Added April 17, 2014
Version 2.18.945
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.16MB
File Name dfsetup218.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 732,424
Downloads Last Week 1,840
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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