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  1. is this bad?

    - Indeed. 350 kb/s is indeed (very) slow. But defragmenting the drive certainly should help to increase that reading speed. - My HD rates at ~ 1,2 MB per second (with ~ 6% fragmentation).
  2. Has anyone used OE Classic?

    - Fiddling with the translated version(s) of OEC Beta exposed a number of bugs in the OEC program code. (I LOVE this kind of work). No information available on when OEC v2.80 will be (officially) released. I assume it depends on how fast the work on the translations progresses. - Still no news on when OEC will support IMAP.
  3. New forum look.

    - I noticed that my signature is back. Thumbs up for Piriform !!!!!!! Thanks to the moderators who applied a (little) "pressure" ? - Perhaps the avatar box can be become rectangular (again) ? I hate to lose a part of my ear (of my previous avatar).
  4. is this bad?

    - No, this isn't bad. Did you perhaps install one or more (new) games recently ? That could explain the high fragmentation (64%) and the long loading/reading times. - Defragmenting the drive either with Defraggler or with Windows Disk Defragmentation will certainly help to decrease the read and write times and increase performance. - Defragment the drive and report back if defragmentation helped to increase perfromance and if so by how much.
  5. - In Windows XP those System Restore Points (SRPs) can be defragmented by Defraggler (DF). But in newer Operating systems (e.g. Windows 7 and later) DF is unable to defragment those files. But you can tell DF to not show those SRPs. - Try the following: (temporarily) disable the SRP feature in Windows, remove all SRPs, defrag as much files as possible and then turn on the SRP feature. - I personally I regularly (say every week) move all non-system files to the end of the drive and regularly move all system files towards the beginning of the drive. DF has a number of options/features to do that.
  6. Has anyone used OE Classic?

    - The latest OEC Beta version (see previous post) was released on january 15, (2018).
  7. Has anyone used OE Classic?

    - The user of the latest BETA version now has the choice of 6 languages (incl. english). More languages will become available in the future.
  8. Has anyone used OE Classic?

    - Users of the "paid for" version ($ 30) of OEC can now help to translate the program in their own (non english) language. As time goes by more and more screens in the program will be prepared for translation in future versions. The latest BETA version is v2.8. - For more info : https://www.oeclassic.com/download
  9. - Right. When everyone has an iPhone then why buy a new one ? - This isn't the 1st time I heard of such a story.
  10. - Well, as you may have noticed reading the threads, DF still has some "odd things". E.g. the combination of VSS and DF is sometimes a "troublesome one". Sometimes DF has a (slightly) "different view on reality". But if you know how to handle the program and deal with those odd things then it's a very useful program.
  11. - Why did they implement that feature in the first place ? If I were Apple then I would remove that feature.
  12. - When you hit the "Stop" button then all changes made by DF up to that point will remain intact. - When your computer/CPU is "sleeping" then DF will be "asleep" as well. The program won't close but it won't continue to defrag as well. - Defragging the system folders first would certainly increase the succes of an upgrade, IMO. - When you upgrade from Vista to Win 7 then the Win 7 installation program will place all Vista system files/folders (like "c:\program files", " c:\programdata", "c:\users") in a separate folder called "c:\Windows.old". These files won't be moved or removed (physically). You have to manually delete these files if you want. - You can tell DF to move all system files (see folders mentioned above) towards the beginning of the drive. Add all the folders on your HD to the exclude list (in the "options" menu) but don't add the folders & files that have to be moved towards the beginning of the drive, to that same "Exclude" list. then select "Defrag Free space". - I went one step further. I also moved all non-system folders & files to the end of the drive as much as possible. DF has some options to achieve that.
  13. defragging an SSD

    - You don't need to defragment a SSD because there are no moving parts in a SSD, it's all in chips. On a HD information can be scattered all around the drive and then it will take (comparitively) much more time to read that information. The read/write head needs to re-position itself before it can read all the parts of the info. - If you have installed the Win 10 partition on that SSD then I assume it won't give a warning at all. However, I have a (removable) USB SSD drive and then Defraggler does give a warning before I start to defragment that SSD drive.
  14. Ccleaner: Willy2's bug reports

    - Another language related bug in Ccleaner (v5.38): - Select "Options", "Settings". - In this screen the text "Enable silent background updates" never gets "translated" no matter what language ( dutch, german, French, italian, vietnamese, .................. ) the user selects. To be fixed in the next version.
  15. High fragmentation Defender log.

    - I assume that MB keeps the data in memory and writes the info to disk only after the scan has been completed.
  16. High fragmentation Defender log.

    - Quite simple. It simply means that the file grows bit by bit and that it's being written to disk in bits and pieces as well, over a (comparatively) long time. How the bits and pieces are scattered is an indication of what spots on the drive the read/write head has visited during that write process. - I see this happen with a lot of other files as well. E.g. large files that are being downloaded by a downloadmanager.
  17. Windows 7 updates is broken

    - Windows Update today offered only 1 small update for Windows 7.
  18. Classic Shell to be officially discontinued

    - Ouch. I LOVE ClassicShell.
  19. - Thanks. Had this problem as well.
  20. - Sometimes deleting all System Restore Points (SRP) won't help. Then one has to switch off the "System Restore point" feature in Windows and switch it on again. Only that way one can free up all disk space. Although I wouldn't recommend to do that in the first instance. - Yes, the combination of DEFRAGGLER and VSS (used for making SRPs) can lead to some unpredictable results. As you have seen. DEFRAGGLER seems to - somehow - trigger the VSS subsystem in Windows. It also has been reported that DEFRAGGLER deletes SRPs. - Although I also know that when one's HD gets filled too much, Windows will automatically delete one or more SRPs.
  21. JRT (Junkware Removal Tool) discontinued

    - I assume that MalwareBytes "absorbed" the technology into it products. Time to download JRT one more time. I hope the old algorithm will continue to work in the (near) future. - JRT is for 2 (or 3 ??) of my programs too aggressive. It forces me to re-install those programs again. Have to be very choosy when I want to use it.
  22. - Run Antibody's WizTree. It will tell you what the size all the folders on your HD have. Including that folder called "System Volume Information" which contains the System Restore Points.
  23. Defraggler: Willy2's bug reports

    - Found something else that can be improved. When the user has clicked on "Analyze" then I think the program should open the "File list" tab (either before or after finishing the analysis). Currently that's not the case. Now DF keeps the active tab (e.g. "Search", "Health") open. - The behaviour, as descibed in the previous post, only occurs when I tell DF to save the settings in an *.ini file. I have done that because I have two copies of DF installed. Each with different settings (think: files in e.g. the "Exclude"list ). See the attached file for a zipped up copy of that *.ini file. Defraggler.zip
  24. Move Large Files to End of Drive

    - Agree. Even when I manually move files to the end of the drive (which works much better) then DF sometimes has its own thoughts on where to place the files.
  25. Move Large Files to End of Drive

    - Yes, DF still has a number of bugs. As a daily user of DF I have come across these bugs and reported them. And moving files "flawlessly" to the end of the drive is not "one of the strong points" of DF. I can't prove anything but I do get the impression that somehow Windows itself interferes with the program. Or perhaps some other program/Service interferes with Defraggler. - I could imagine that after a socalled "Clean boot" of Windows Defraggler would do its job(s) much better. Because then Windows is started with only the most essential Windows Services and programs. Perhaps then DF works much better ?