Puran Defrag Free Edition

Puran Defrag Free Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 65 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.3
  • Total Downloads:
    202,626
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 08, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.63MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    154
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Regular defragmentation keeps your disks tidy and avoids the big, disruptive defrag jobs later on. The defragmentation utility in Windows does a pretty good job, so why would you need an aftermarket defrag tool like Puran Defrag Free Edition? Well, Puran is easier to program to run automatically, even in the background. Puran also defragments your PC's boot sectors for faster start-up, and its Intelligent Optimizer boosts your system's speed, according to the developers. It can also defragment selected files or folders only and make exclusions by file and folder or wild card. There's even a command line option for advanced users.

Opening Puran also opened the program's very good Help file, which made for an easy start. The first thing we noticed about Puran's interface was the cluster map field. The omission of a defrag cluster map in some recent Windows editions raised eyebrows and hackles, and many developers have responded by restoring the feature. Puran's is attractive and legible, as we found when we ran the tool. The program identified our two disk drives; we selected one and clicked Analyze. It clearly showed fragmented data. We clicked Defrag, and a progress bar (blue, not green, for a change) tracked Puran as it defragmented our hard drive. We could also select Low Priority and Shutdown After Defrag options from the interface. On the Additional Operations tab, we could select from an extensive list of check boxes specifying actions such as freeing space for temporary files, excluding files by size or other options, and filling gaps with blank data to avoid frequent fragmentation. We could also enable the Puran Intelligent Optimizer (PIOZR), which boosts system speed. On the Automatic Defragmentation tab, we could set Puran to defragment either of our drives, including several automatic boot, restart, and shutdown options, and check a box to stop automatic defrags when on battery power.

We're all for free utilities that improve on the built-in capabilities of Windows, and Puran Defrag Free Edition is a great example of the type. It's especially useful as a "set-and-forget" tool that will keep your disks clean and your system fast through regular background maintenance.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Things were better before I used it."

July 10, 2012  |  By vshixson

 |  Version: Puran Defrag Free Edition 7.3

Pros

Uninstalled cleanly.

Cons

My hard drive was more fragmented after I used it. All of my programs took forever to open, and were unbelievably slow to run.

Summary

It may work for others, but it was a disaster for me.

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5 stars

"You need space, download and run this freeware!"

April 13, 2012  |  By ThomLeon

 |  Version: Puran Defrag Free Edition 7.3

Pros

Outstanding freeware. Had many defrag programs, some were free some were paid for. This little jewel really did the trick. Defrag speed is good. Frees up a ton of space.

Cons

Have not found any after a month of use.

Summary

I was nearly out of HD space. Ran PuranDefrag and it made a notable difference in disk space.

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5 stars

"Superb Defragmenter!"

April 07, 2012  |  By Kyuzo124

 |  Version: Puran Defrag Free Edition 7.3

Pros

Fast, Optimization works very well, Computer seems to run longer without excess fragmentation. Scheduling and AutoDefrag and Boot Defrag. Excellent Freeware.

Cons

I honestly can't think of any.

Summary

Puran Defrag is a superb performer. I've used it on XP, Vista and 7 machines with not so much as a pause. Its Optimization feature places files on the outer edge of the disc for faster access. An excellent piece of software.

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1 stars

"Where's the uninstall???"

February 02, 2012  |  By trod_runyon

 |  Version: Puran Defrag Free Edition 7.3

Pros

It's an OK defragger. I switched to MyDefrag.

Cons

WHERE'S THE UNINSTALL?

Summary

NEVER use this if you might want an uninstaller. There is none.

Updated on Feb 2, 2012

Couldn't find uninstall using Revo Uninstall and looking in Start Menu. Finally tried Control Panel/Programs and Features (remember that?). Duh. There is was.

My bad.

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5 stars

"Very good job."

January 14, 2012  |  By 2napay

 |  Version: Puran Defrag Free Edition 7.3

Pros

My computer had been very messy, even though there is supposed to be periodic defrag done automatically. Running well now.

Cons

Very slow, but very good job done.

Summary

I will keep this on my list of scans I do as often as I have time for.

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5 stars

"A Solid Defragmenter With Great Added Features"

November 07, 2011  |  By seventhragnarok

 |  Version: Puran Defrag Free Edition 7.3

Pros

This is one of the fastest disk defragmenters I have ever used (30 seconds or less on analysis, 5 minutes or less on actual defrag). It also has a light footprint (less than 4MB). Includes features like a boot-time defrag, file exclusion by size AND manual selection, file placement optimization, automatic scheduling, and free space filling to minimize fragmentation potential (sounds great...in theory. Not quite willing to try it).

Cons

Not the best looking workhorse out there, but do looks get the job done? ;-)

Summary

The high user rating on this product is well received. With its host of special features and speed, I honestly would be willing to pay for software this functional. I've tried this on an XP and a Vista system, with noticeably faster system results. As long as this product doesn't make some misstep in a future version, it will be the only disk defragmenter I personally use.

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5 stars

"Slightly perfect"

October 13, 2011  |  By KelvinCEO

 |  Version: Puran Defrag Free Edition 7.3

Pros

Defrags efficiently, I have noticed a increase in performance compared to Auslogics defrag. Boot time defrag included.

Cons

Deletes System restore points even if I exclude the files.
I didn't like the interface. :(

Summary

Slightly perfect, has good features like boot defrag, it actually works!

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5 stars

"Best Defragmenter!"

September 02, 2011  |  By reboot_me_now

 |  Version: Puran Defrag Free Edition 7.3

Pros

Best Defragmenter! And it's Free Amazing! Fast Very Nice Graphical Interface! And Dose Not Run In The Background! Very Happy With it Thank You Puran for the Free Edition of Your Amazing Software!
I recommend it to everybody running Windows OS.

Cons

None That i Can Think Of!

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5 stars

"I Like It!"

August 29, 2011  |  By ComeToPass

 |  Version: Puran Defrag Free Edition 7.3

Pros

Scans Fast And Does A Great Job Of Optimizing

Cons

No Cons With This One

Summary

I've tried them all. The last defrag I used was Auslogics, and I ran it a while. It was great. When I started looking for ways to slim down the space I was using on my hard drive, I thought I'd give this a try as it's a smaller program than Auslogics by a few MBs. I believe this is every bit as good and it scans faster on my system too. A Keeper. For it's positives over Auslogics, the acid test for comparison is really on Performance. Does my system run any smoother? Well it runs about the same as with Auslogics, and it definitely beats Windows defrag or any other. Boot time defrag and some other goodies come with it. I like that I can run this then open up Windows defrag and hit analyze. A glance at the little chart shows ALL the blue (movable files) compacted to the left perfectly. Nice.

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5 stars

"Great Defrag!"

August 09, 2011  |  By idieaudioite

 |  Version: Puran Defrag Free Edition 7.3

Pros

I have been using Perfect Disk up to the latest version. In my opinion this is better. Far less system resources and very fast.

Cons

None that I know of.

Summary

A wonderful program that is free. Along with Avast, it is truly wonderful!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.3
Version 7.3 has divided disk check into two parts, normal disk check and full disk check.
General
Publisher Puran Software
Publisher web site http://www.puransoftware.com
Release Date April 08, 2011
Date Added April 08, 2011
Version 7.3
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.63MB
File Name PuranDefragSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 202,626
Downloads Last Week 154
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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