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JkDefrag GUI

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For about as long as there's been a Windows, developers have been targeting the disk defragmentation utility for improvement. JkDefrag is a free, open-source defragmentation utility; JkDefrag GUI is a graphical user interface version that makes the powerful tool as easy to use as the built-in Windows feature and its many competitors.

JkDefrag GUI opens with a compact properties dialog that serves as a primary control interface. We selected what Actions we wanted JkDefrag to perform and which of our drives to check from drop-down menus and started the program. A compact view opened, displaying the program's progress in a color-coded bit map and counters. Clicking the program's system tray icon called up a menu with basic controls, a key to the display's color coding, and a menu for selecting what you want it to do when it's finished with the current job. The defragmentation process didn't seem to take significantly more or less time than other tools, though the program has some nice features, such as moving directories to the front of the disk and reclaiming MTF reserved space when the disk is full. JkDefrag is optimized for daily use and can be run automatically at startup or other times, and it can be used as a screensaver, too. It's as robust and reliable as any defrag tool based on the Microsoft API, which is pretty much all of the competition, so it won't delete the wrong files or otherwise mess up your disks. The tabbed JkDefrag interface is easy to manage, despite its many options.

JkDefrag GUI is a powerful, flexible defragmentation option that is accessible and as easy to use as other Windows disk defraggers. Since it's open-source freeware that is supported by a community of users (including a forum), it's always evolving and keeping pace with real-world issues.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.6 stars

    out of 19 votes

    • 5 star: 15
    • 4 star: 3
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    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
  • Current version:

    4.2 stars

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Unable to rate (Only 1 Star) did not install. Cons."

    January 17, 2012  |   By Copman

    Version: JkDefrag GUI 1.15

    Pros

    Nothing at present did not install.

    Cons

    I checked the download at Virus Total and Jiangmin Anti Virus ( one of 42 scanners )stated that this had Trojan/Refroso.ijp.
    This may well be a false positive scan, but until I am sure I will not install the programme.

    Summary

    Check it yourselves.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Outstanding. Works flawlessly"

    November 23, 2011  |   By lasonda

    Version: JkDefrag GUI 1.15

    Pros

    Does everything it's set out to do.

    Cons

    Gui interface a bit baffling for some of us

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Good if you need a GUI"

    July 10, 2011  |   By drjohn72

    Version: JkDefrag GUI 1.15

    Pros

    Clear, simple

    Cons

    Not sure I need a GUI

    Summary

    Downloaded by mistake - just wanted jkdefrag - this doesn't add much for me, but there's no problem with it

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very good, very efficient, very trustworthy"

    January 14, 2011  |   By artemisoflight

    Version: JkDefrag GUI 1.15

    Pros

    Simple to use, but detailed enough to satisfy the advanced user.
    The computer is faster.
    Works far better than Microsoft's defragment program.
    More versatile and less pushy than Auslogics, though both programs do an excellent job.

    Cons

    For the beginner, it may take a little time to learn how to use all of the features.

    Summary

    I really like that my computer works properly. I do a lot of file juggling and deleting. I work on my laptop and, though I have massive amounts of storage space available, I cannot afford to have the system crash. JK Defrag keeps my system running smooth and efficiently. I have been using it for two years and I couldn't be more pleased.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "works great"

    November 28, 2010  |   By Alfionso

    Version: JkDefrag GUI 1.15

    Pros

    works really great

    Cons

    Doesn't not work really great

    Summary

    Use it!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best defragger I've come across"

    November 18, 2010  |   By physioz

    Version: JkDefrag GUI 1.15

    Pros

    I don't have a jam-packed HDD. Still over time my PC slows. Despite the numerous claims made by different vendors etc, this is the only Defrag software that consistently makes a NOTICEABLE difference to my PC's speed. (Windows 7, 64 bit)

    Cons

    Only caveat, the optimise monthly option takes several hours to run, probably because I don't defrag daily or even weekly sometimes (Windows 7, 64 bit). This is not an issue as I run it overnight.

    Summary

    Significantly speeds up PC, stable and very simple to use

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