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  1. - 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.


  2. - 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 ?

  3. A follow up on the "Windows Defender" problem/bug (see also previous posts).


    - In a thread on "BleepingComputer" I came across this SPECCY snapshot from a Win 7 system.



    This snapshot reports the user has the Windows Defender disabled. And that's logical because he/she has MS Security Essentials (MSE) as an anti virus program. When a user installs MSE then it automatically disables Windows Defender and the Windows Defender Service.


    - But on my Win 7 system I have disabled the Windows Defender Service and I didn't install MSE but nonetheless SPECCY reports that Windows Defender is "Enabled".


    Conclusion: SPECCY pulls up the wrong info from the wrong spot and then - of course - draws the wrong conclusion. To be fixed in a/the next SPECCY version !!!!

  4. - Re-installed Win 7 SP 1 some 10 days ago and I am still busy moving files from selected folders (e.g. "c:\windows") to the beginning of the drive but DF isn't "cooperating too much". Because when I remove that folder from the "Exclude" list then DF does remove that folder (for a while). But after a new restart that folder is back in the "Exclude" list. It's driving me nuts. Talking about reliability. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr ......................

  5. - Makes perfect sense.

    - But then I would expect that the feature "Move files to end of drive" would also take LOTS of time to perform that task. Seems that that feature ("Move files to end of drive") uses a different algorithm. Don't know what to make of it but the difference is too large to "remain under the radar".


    (I use the program every day to keep all non-system files away from the beginning of the C: drive)

  6. - Came across another ugly thing that can be improved in DF v2.21.


    - Unintentionally I added all the folders except one (or two ??) of my C: drive to the list of folders that were to be excluded from defragging. Those one or two folders contained about 60 MB of data. Then I told DF to "Defrag Freespace" my C: drive. It took DF some two hours to perform this operation. And that for a mere 60 MB of data !!!!

  7. - Bug in the installation program of SPECCY v1.31.


    Take the following steps:

    1) Start the installation program.

    2) Change the language from english (the default language) to "Nederlands/Dutch".

    3) The word "More" doesn't get translated. It should be "Verder" or "Meer".

    4) Choose "More" and then another english word ("Back") shows up. That should be "Terug".


    These are clearly 2 bugs in the programcode because when I change the language to german, japanese, latvian, russian or spanish these 2 words remain in english and don't get "translated". (Didn't try other languages).


    - I also noticed that translators for a number of languages need to increase the amount of translated text strings. Seems they didn't "receive the message" that the amount of text strings has increased.

  8. - Noticed something interesting/odd. When one downloads one ".NET security & quality rollup" from the MS Update Catalogus website, then one downloads 4 seperate files. The entire "Rollup" contains 4 files. 2 files then are for one specific .NET version and 2 for all .NET versions.

  9. - I'll provide some more info (See previous post).

    - The SPECCY (v1.31) snapshot (see my signature) says that the "Windows Defender" is disabled/stopped on my Windows 7 system. But the same SPECCY snapshot also tells me (under the header "Windows Defender") that "Windows Defender" has been enabled.


    A question for people who have a Win 8 or Win 10 system:  Does the same issue surface on those Operating Systems ?

  10. - Came across another bug in DF v2.21.


    - I have a USB (v3.0) SSD drive of 500 GB that's being used to backup all important files that are stored on my HD (also some 500 GB in size). An SSD has no moving parts and that's an advantage over a USB HD drive. DF recognized that the filing system on the SSD is "exFAT". DF noted there were a number of fragmented directory files. I told DF to defragment those directory files and DF performed that task well. (at least, that was based on what I saw happening on the drive map).

    - But now here's the problem. DF failed to determine the size of those directory files. DF said that the size of all those directory files were all 0 (zero) bytes. And I DO know the directory files were not zero bytes in size because some of those directories contained A LOT OF (large) files.

  11. - I have a request for people who re-install Windows 7 & Windows Vista on a regular basis (MTA ? Hazelnut ?).

    - The request is the following: When you have installed Windows (again) then please run the latest Tweaking's "Svchost Look up tool". Can you tell me what the switches are for "Svchost.exe" that runs/controls the WMI Service ? (the tool can export the info to a text file)



    - FYI: The process "Svchost.exe" is the host for several Services that can be run with several different switches. There was some discussion with which switches "Svchost.exe" should be run when it wants to control/manage the WMI Service. There's the suspicion that changing that switch (from "-k winmgmt" to "-k netsvcs") for the WMI Service will cause errors/problems on a Windows 7 and Vista system.


  12. - I'll need to provide more info.

    - In Win XP the standard photo/picture viewer was able to "play" animated GIFs. It recognized that a picture was an animated GIF  file and was able to show the animation.

    - But the picture/photo viewer that came with Win 7 doesn't "play" the animation anymore.

    - I tried IRFAN but the program had its own ideas what the proper "play" speed should be for the frames inside the GIF picture. Sometimes it was (way) too fast compared to the standard build-in photo/picture viewer (in XP) or in the browser (e.g. Internet Explorer of Firefox).