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  1. This is a great idea, I think I suggested it myself - I take a somewhat dim view of other suggestions as defraggler speed and simplicity are worth preserving. In particular I do not want background monitoring. That keeps my USB external drive from inactivity power down, i.e. monitoring keeps it awake. I have found that defrags that appear to let you disable monitoring still keep drive awake.
  2. Here you are. Defraggler.exe._1_13_155__2009_09_28_08_58_.txt Defraggler.exe._1_13_155__2009_09_28_08_58_.txt
  3. Windows XP Pro SP3 Defraggler v1.13.155 I have found it easy to duplicate. Incidentally it doesn't happen if I simply load Defraggler and then exit. Only holds on to memory if I do Analyze.
  4. I often run Defraggler just to have a look at the state of the disk. I notice that when I exit after Analysis the memory is not released. If I do this several times (Analyze, no Defrag, exit), the Commit Charge in Task Manager grows and grows.
  5. If this hasn't already been mentioned: Be able to move one selected file to the end of the partition. (UltimateDefrag says they will have this in their upcoming new rev.)
  6. In addition to being excluded from defrag, I would like to see System Volume Information and all the _RESTOREs moved to the slow end of the partition and left there.
  7. Yes! Or even better: when you select any file by checking its box in the file list, have an option to move it to the end of the disk. Defraggler is wonderfully useful for checking the status of drive. But when I see one file in the middle of a free area, I so wish I could move just that file, not just defrag it (it might not be fragmented).
  8. Thank you, you may have solved my problem. Not a big problem but it has been annoying me. The MFT Zone is a large area which is supposed to be continuous with MFT so that MFT can expand into it without fragmenting. However on my drive the Zone is near the end of the partition, nowhere near either the MFT or the MFT-2 copy, as you can see. Mft starts at 7278a (=468,874), so-called Zone starts at 9aac60(=10,136,672). I've done the usual Registry machinations but nothing changes that misplaced zone. And anyway, I wouldn't want a gigantic dead zone in the fastest part of the drive. Defragmenters all move the MFT and other system files to the fastest part of the drive, and leave a small pad after the MFT. That pad is the actual MFT 'zone' that NTFS uses. So I have really wanted to get rid of the useless Zone at the end of the partition - although it doesn't really decrease the available disk space, according to Microsoft. You seem to have hit on a way I can accomplish this. . I am going to try wiping free space. I'm hoping it will cause NTFS to reconstitute a smaller Zone in the right place. Thanks, I never would have thought of it and I believe it should work. (Can't do it right now, PC is too busy). In the picture, the $ files, including $mft, are in the first 5 (red) squares. The MFT Zone is all that purple at the end.
  9. Perhaps there is not enough free space on the drive for the temporary locations a defragger needs? What Windows is it? Did you try running the Windows Defrag?
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