Defraggler

Defraggler

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.16.165
  • Total Downloads:
    715,277
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 15, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    4.16MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,499
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Review

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The Defraggler helps computer users who feel their system is running too slow. This simple program performs a complicated task that streamlines your PC's thought processes, but be prepared for a wait.

This free unlimited download attempts to bring order to your scattered RAM. When a file is created, portions of the item are spread into free spaces throughout the hard drive. As more files accumulate the computer has to work harder to piece together the puzzle that has become your specific file. This results in a slow computer. Defragmenting seeks out all these matching pieces and lines them up, making work easier and faster for the computer.

Defraggler downloads easily and is simple to understand. Its display shows users how much memory is available on their computers and also performs a search to show exactly how many files are fragmented in the entire computer. From here you can choose to defragment all or select specific files for defragmentation. Experts recommend regular defragmentation to keep computers running smoothly, so the Defraggler offers a scheduler to automatically run the program.

Defraggler is easy to understand and performs its job well. There is a strange chart along the top that seems to move for no real reason and is best ignored, but is only a minor annoyance. In addition, be prepared for a long wait time. Defragmenting a computer can take dozens of minutes. Still, if you want to improve computer performance, this is a great place to start.

 
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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 20 votes

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    • 4 star 10
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    • 2 star 2
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    out of 320 votes

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    • 4 star 113
    • 3 star 24
    • 2 star 18
    • 1 star 17
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2 stars

"Too Slow on My Computer!"

February 15, 2010  |  By fjord_fox

 |  Version: Defraggler 1.16.165

Pros

With the exception of all the free space it puts at the beginning, which I don't like, it seems to be one that organizes the files without any gaps between them, and that is what I was looking for.

Cons

It takes way too long on my computer!

Summary

It was taking too long on my computer, so I decided to use my partitioning program to move all the files to the end of the hard drive and wait for this program to move everything over to the beginning of the hard drive. It did the job, and for 12.8 GB of files on a 120 GB partition (90% free space), it took 6 hours. That is only 2 GB per hour.

SmartDrag is much better by far, and quicker, than this program. Even Windows Defragger is better. I don't have time to use this program. I'm uninstalling it.

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2 stars

"Leaves too many fragmented files."

February 07, 2010  |  By dezentai

 |  Version: Defraggler 1.16.165

Pros

It's relatively quick.

Cons

Leaves too many fragmented files.

Summary

Not bad.

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5 stars

"Works great. Recovered tons of drive space."

February 04, 2010  |  By luigiputanesca

 |  Version: Defraggler 1.16.165

Pros

It is easy to use and provides the user a lot of feedback about the state of the drive and what the defragger is doing. It worked very fast and recovered a lot of drive space. My PC is running much faster.

Cons

Not many cons. I've only used it once and am impressed. However after the defrag I had to run analyze again to find out how it left the drive. Some of the same files were still fragmented and others were added, but overall the drive was much better.

Summary

For two years, I relied on the Windows Vista defragger not knowing what is was or was not doing. After using Defraggler today for the first time I realized the Vista defragger was not doing much. After Defraggler finished, I had recovered over 20GB of drive space on a 160GB drive without deleting a thing. I was a bit shocked and wondered if Defraggler had screwed up my drive. However everything runs fine and faster and everything seems to be intact so it must have just recovered a ton of wasted space due to inefficient storage of files.

It was done quite fast (maybe a couple of hours). I'm comparing this to the Vista defragger that was running for several hours earlier in the day and still not finished. Apparently it wasn't really doing anything.

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5 stars

"Better Than MS Defrag by far"

February 02, 2010  |  By rlmarr

 |  Version: Defraggler 1.16.165

Pros

This system tool is superior to Microsoft?s built in defragger. Files are much closer together with Defraggler.

Cons

The speed is really slow. Use it at night or whenever there is a long wait before someone is on the PC.

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3 stars

"It seems to work most of the time."

February 01, 2010  |  By connerll

 |  Version: Defraggler 1.16.165

Pros

It is simple to use, has an excellent screen, and appears to defrad the drive.

Cons

I tested this defragger against Smart defrag and the windows defrag. Although this defragger seemed to work great, I found that Smart defragger is a bit superior and has the added 'Auto Defrag"

Summary

Good product as there are several good defraggers out there.

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4 stars

"top notch program"

January 31, 2010  |  By fredb15

 |  Version: Defraggler 1.16.165

Pros

easy to use

Cons

no cons at all

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4 stars

"An excellent housekeeping tool"

January 28, 2010  |  By alexisngyy

 |  Version: Defraggler 1.16.165

Pros

I like the extensive options and defrag progress display.

Cons

After analysis, it'll be good to have some form of indication as to whether a defrag is necessary. The percentage of fragmentation shown don't make any sense to me.

Summary

Be prepared for a looong wait. An average monthly defrag on my laptop C drive takes an entire afternoon.

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4 stars

"Another great piece of work!"

January 28, 2010  |  By JaysoMayso

 |  Version: Defraggler 1.16.165

Pros

It does it like magic. Very simple to use. Colourful defrag map as well.

Cons

Can sometimes (not very often) freezes, and takes up a fair bit of usage space as well.

Summary

Piriform, you;ve done it again!

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4 stars

"Easy to use and works"

January 26, 2010  |  By RangerRudy

 |  Version: Defraggler 1.16.165

Pros

It is free and worh it

Cons

No cons at the moment

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4 stars

"Excellent Product!!"

January 25, 2010  |  By pnesbit

 |  Version: Defraggler 1.16.165

Pros

It took awhile to defrag my computer, but I hadn't done it in awhile. Was fairly quick and did an outstanding job! My computer runs much better now.

Cons

There is nothing that I dislike about this product.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.16.165
Version 1.16.165 is a bug fixing release.
General
Publisher Piriform
Publisher web site http://www.piriform.com/
Release Date December 15, 2009
Date Added December 15, 2009
Version 1.16.165
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.16MB
File Name dfsetup218.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 715,277
Downloads Last Week 1,499
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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