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  1. It doesn't matter which way you defrag with Defraggler as far as what % is still fragmented when your done. It should be the same unless you defrag only some files from the file list way. The full defrag adds more than just defraging the file system. What files do you see in the file list when you analyze after defraging? They may be unmovable files. Edit: I never thought of looking at the technical information part of the documentation. D'oh! Technical Information This explains why Defraggler takes a long time to complete its routine using the defrag button. It's doing a defragment and optimize routine more complex than just free space consolidation. I now know this because Defragglers equivalent to free space consolidation is called Defragmenting freespace. My new routine will be... Analyze then defrag from the file list (check all) then Defragment Freespace in Normal Mode (weekly) Badabing! Badaboom!
  2. Quick defrag + defrag from the file list will defrag files but leave behind gaps. These gaps will be filled with new files. If the whole file can't fit in one of the spaces, then the remaining part of the file will be written in the next space and so on. This would be a fragmented file because it's not one continuous file. As eL_PuSHeR stated, the regular defrag will add free space consolidation. This means files will be moved around to fill those gaps in an attempt to create one continuous block. This will help prevent fragmentation of new files. Keep in mind that when you delete a file or uninstall a program you just created gaps. Keeping the file system always gap free wouldn't be possible. Defrag programs use different optimizing algorithms and since the the online documentation of Defraggler doesn't go into detail of the process, we can only speculate on the exact process. I follow Piriforms advise by using analyze and then determine what action I will take. 1) Do nothing. 2) Quick defrag or from the file list. (I use daily to weekly) 3) Defrag (I use weekly to monthly) If you change this setting you should see 0% fragmentation after defraging. Settings > Options > Advanced > check box for "Use custom fragmentation settings" click on Define > check boxes for exclude restore point file and hibernation file > click ok ok
  3. Yes, I understand that the size of a partition, and as I stated "it would depend on how much data and how long it's been since the last defrag" would have an impact on how long the process will take. All I'm saying is that many comments have been made on how long it takes Defraggler to finish its default defrag routine. Your replys have consisted of "I think" and "as far as I know" when it comes to what Defraggler is doing during its default defrag routine. As much as I appreciate your input, I'd like to know as a matter of fact if Defraggler is using a complex algorithm or is it's engine just slow. In the last update there was work done on speed and algorithms. Perhaps the program just needs a little more time to mature into the class that CCleaner has. Overall I really like Defraggler, but like you and others I mostly use quick defrag or the file list. Which of course over time will promote fragmentation.
  4. I asked the question what the standard default defrag does exactly but received no response. It's not in the documentation... I don't think free space consolidation should take a very long time. Of course it would depend on how much data and how long it's been since the last defrag. I'm wondering if the standard default defrag is also moving system files to the faster part of the disk. I've used another defrag program weekly where defrag and free space consolidation takes 10 minutes on both of my systems. Bottom line is quick defrag or defraging from the file list are great, but they leave gaps that promote fragmentation.
  5. Anyone in London going to the Games? Anyone worldwide just watching the Games? I like Track and Field and Gymnastics. Being from the USA, I'm looking forward to Lolo Jones redeeming herself from the 2008 Beijing stumble she had in the 100 meter hurdles. Go Lolo! Remember the time zone differences. No spoilers!
  6. Why does the standard default Defrag routine take so long? Is it moving system files to the faster part of the disk?
  7. What does the standard default Defrag routine do exactly?
  8. You could run check disk. Start > My Computer > Right click on C drive and select properties > Tools, Error-checking, Check Now > Automatically fix file system errors > Start > Schedule disk check > Reboot.
  9. Hi Cleaner1, and welcome to the forum. 1) Cancel the cleaning. 2) Clear the box for Wipe Free Space. Cleaner > Windows > Advanced > Wipe Free Space. 3) Run the Cleaner again. If your new to CCleaner, reading the information in the link below would be beneficial. You'll also find many here on the forum willing to lend a hand.
  10. Each section already has a right click menu. For example, right click on Internet Explorer, Windows Explorer, etc.... You are given five choices. 1) Check all 2) Uncheck all 3) Analyze 4) Clean 5) Restore to default state This works for the Windows and Applications tabs as well. If you hover your mouse over the tab name, you can change all sections within the tab at once. If check all is used, you should read each warning as they pop up. I would use these options with caution! The Registry Cleaner section doesn't have the analyze or clean options.
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    Uh oh

    After the most recent Windows updates, I rebooted then noticed that Trustedinstaller.exe was using 50% CPU for 10 minutes. This happened before so I looked up the process and found that this is common. TrustedInstaller.exe checks for updates and is supposedly responsible for installing some critical updates. So, I just go on over to the kitchen and get a snack while the process finishes its job. Depending on the systems specs., it could be as much as 100% CPU usage and render the system unusable.
  12. That's what I call toughing it out Mudd. Thank you sir for your service in the Military and may you have a speedy recovery.
  13. If your able to lift your legs so someone else can vacuum under them, your doing OK.
  14. Best wishes for the holidays all, and may they be filled with warm moments and cherished memories.
  15. Matt Russo aka 'SpySentinel' has passed away. I didn't have the pleasure of knowing Matt personally, but I do know his presence will be missed on many forums. http://www.geekstogo...inel/#more-2332 http://forums.malwar...howtopic=101763 My heartfelt condolences go out to his loved ones. R.I.P. Matt The tragic story is told here... http://www.pittsburg...d/s_771258.html
  16. You could also try shift+delete to bypass the recycle bin. (Use with caution)
  17. Did you try using unlocker to delete, rename then delete, or move file to desktop then drag or delete file to recycle bin?
  18. I noticed the download size is different at File Hippo than it is at the authors site. They also offer different versions. Here's a link for the download. Watch for Toolbar and desktop shortcuts during install.
  19. You could try Unlocker to delete the file. If no locking handles are found, using unlocker try to delete, rename then delete, or move file to desktop then drag or delete file to recycle bin. Use this program with caution, and watch for Toolbar and desktop shortcuts during install.
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    Light-Bot

    Control a robot by giving it commands. Use programmer-style logic for more complex levels that include functions to re-use. http://armorgames.com/play/2205/light-bot
  21. Hi karlsnooks, and welcome to the forum. "Wipe Free Space" will leave your normal files intact and only wipe the free space on the drive selected. "Wipe Entire Drive" will erase all of the files on the drive selected. For safety reasons, this feature is disabled for the boot drive. Take a look at this for more info.
  22. Hi sophie, Since Hazel established that you're running as an administrator, you could try importing the .reg file. Before editing the registry in any way, I highly recommend the backup program Erunt. To import a .reg file...Start > run > regedit > file > import > browse to .reg file and highlight it then select open. This should merge the file, if not you may have a file association problem. You can find the fix here. Download the REG file association fix.
  23. I feel outside the circle here, but I just updated to version 5 with the programs updater. Went fine and it seems to be running OK including the unwanted service SASCORE.EXE. Seems strange that the new version scans memory, the registry and files simultaneously.
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    DuckDuckgo

    If you set DuckDuckGo to show "All WOT + favicons (both)", the WOT icons appear all the time. Trust, caution or warning for each result respectively.
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    DuckDuckgo

    This got me looking at the settings and decided I wanted to change a few. I like that you can save your settings without a cookie for both DuckDuckGo and starting page. They both will generate a URL that you can save as a favorite or set as your home page.
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