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I think 'Defrag by Creation date' 'Defrag by Modified Data' 'Defrag by Name' and 'defrag by size' options would greatly benefit Defraggler

 

Also I would like a better looking UI, I am willing to make the UI images?

 

In addition to that I suggest adding a 'Sweep Defrag' Option.

This option will send the first 5 clusters to the end of the disk, get the locations of the first fragmented file on the disk and put them into an array, then moves the clusteres of the fragmented file in order to the start, once 1 cluster is written, the 6th cluster is moved to the back of the drive then another cluster is written and another moved to the back of the drive.

 

This feature would be great for Heavily fragmented drives (Such as mine - 872GB 46% Fragmented) it would save time, however for low fragmented drives this feature would be highly ineffective.

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Could be part of next Defraggler version an option to minimize the window to system tray?

That would make more sense with that option to run in Background.

 

Thanks in advance!!! ;)

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From an administrative point of view, I'd like to see some logging besides that created by the /debug option. If there was some way (specifically using df.exe, but in the GUI version it would be appreciated as well) to throw out a -v option or a /log option so I could have, at the very least some "Fragmentation Before" and "Fragmentation After" stats generated, I would be most appreciative.

 

I've tried using Windows Defrag.exe to do this but defrag -a -v is limited in its scope. For example, defrag -a -v gives me a 9% fragmented stat on a disk where most of the file sizes for about 30 odd files range from 40MB to 100GB backup images. Defraggler on the other hand tells me I have over 60% fragmentation on the same drive.

 

Even if there was a "log" switch that output similar text to defrag -a -v but with Defraggler's accuracy that would be excellent.

 

I am sure this has all been suggested before and I apologize for this discretion should it exist.

 

Cheers,

Eric.

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It would be nice if the drive map legend could be shown all the time, maybe a show/noshow option. I agree that showing the file-in-process name would be nice.

 

 

amen!

Status Properties Legend

 

just like that!

please!

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I like the File Exclude option, but it needs a *little* tweaking.

 

1) If you select the file to defrag it from the file list, you should still be able to defrag it. Maybe a warning?

 

2) When you have a file extension in the list of files to move to the end of the drive, after defragging that file from the file list, it should move it to the end of the drive.

 

3) Even if they're skipped by defrag, these files should be shown in the list. It is kind of confusing that they don't.

 

4) Some sectors show as fragmented, when there doesn't appear to be anything to defragment? I can't figure this out. It seems to have worsened with the last release...

 

5) Piriform was developing on .NET for a while, and I can understand the benefits of moving away from that, but there were many benefits with .NET as well. Not least of which is the fact that applications are sandboxed... It would be really nice if Defraggler was run in such a way that it was sandboxed and couldn't crash Windows. I've just had such a crash, and this is not the first or fifth time...

 

Otherwise I love the product. :)

 

Thanks again for the phenomenal work.

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I have de-installed v1.12 and have gone back to v1.10. I simply dislike the GUI of v1.11 and v1.12. The reason why I dislike the GUI is mentioned in post #236 of this thread.

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I'm too lazy to read all topic, but i have some suggestions:

 

1. Ability to consolidate folder entries and place them either near MFT or in the beginning of disk

 

2. Ability to choose most used files and folders and move them to front of the disk

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I goe d'accord - PLUS the Option: "To End of the Disk"

 

 

cheers & kind regards ^L^

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- Add an option to move all System Restore files to the end of the disk

 

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).

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I would like to be able to pick and delete files directly from the File List after Analyze. Usually Log files that I do not need.

 

Defraggler often moves a large file up and then moves it down again near the end of defrag. Moving it twice oftens wastes alot of time.

 

Defraggler is very slow when compacting many small files. May take an hour or more to do 1%. There should be a better way of compacting many small files that are close together.

 

Defraggle is generally very good, but could be better if it were more effecient.

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I would like a defrag feature to sort files on disk by folder.

 

Lets imagine a larger disk, like 1000GB and we have installed like 30 games, each is his folder. But each folder, even with 0% fragmentation, can has all files spread along the 1000GB disk, reducing disk performance by a lot.

 

Example hard disk random sorted:

d:\

-FolderGame1

-SubFolder2Game10

-SubFolder1Game5

-FolderGame7

-FolderGame8

-SubFolder1Game7

-SubFolder1Game1

-SubFolder2Game2

-SubFolder2Game3

.

.

.

And that's only with folder, files can be stored even worse.

 

 

I would like to do a sort-defrag by folder, to sort files in drive stored contiguous in the same region of hard disk, reducing disk head movements and greatly improving performance.

 

Example hard disk sorted:

d:\

-FolderGame1

-SubFolder1Game1

-SubFolder2Game2

-FolderGame2

-SubFolder1Game2

-SubFolder2Game2

-FolderGame3

-SubFolder1Game3

-SubFolder2Game3

.

.

.

 

The only way I found to get something like this, is store each game on separated partitions, and believe me, it great improves hard disk performance but is a pain to manage.

 

I hope you will add such feature to Defraggler, thanks in advance and sorry for my bad english. ;)

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C:\System Volume Information\ should be excluded by default and should not count when calculating fragmentation. Lots of users are confused because of this.

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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.

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Command Line DF

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Any chance of time-stamping the messages which get written to the console?

 

Especially the "Defragmenting (nn%)" ones...

 

Thanks!

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Also, when ever you start a Quick Defrag, it takes several minutes to actually begin. After it instantly analyzes, it says "Quick Defrag started." and then it takes sometimes almost as long as 10 minutes for it to actually begin or start showing the progress.

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1.Minimize to system tray (also in ccleaner)

2."Check for Updates" link under help menu.

3.A button for checking the drive for errors.

 

By the way, keep on working hard :)

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I suggest you obtain the statistic "Number of Free Space Fragments"

and display it in the user interface, preferably in real-time.

 

It is available in the built-in defragger of Vista, 2008 and Win7. (/a /v)

 

IMHO it is the only meaningful measure of how fragmented a disk has become

because "1%" can mean that the most frequently read thousand files of a typical

100,000 file system volume are fragmented with over a thousand fragments each!

It is much more important to prevent FUTURE fragmentation by "closing the gaps"

than to join up presently fragmented files.

 

Under 100 gaps is a really good result for an active system disc.

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My ideal defrag program would have these options (or buttons) for each drive:-

1) Defrag files (quick)

2) Defrag space (not so quick)

3) defrag files while dfragging space (slow)

4) defrag files, then defrag space (useful when available time unknown)

5) sort files, oldest first, while defragging files and space (very slow)

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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.)

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Auto-Update Feature: Just like CCleaner has, that way it is easier to keep up-to-date. Also, make options in a feature to let you know if the update is Beta or a Major Release.

 

Portable Version: Just like CCleaner has so that when the program is installed, there is nothing left on the host computer, including an association that lists the program in the Add/Remove Programs list.

 

Registry Defrag: Add an item in the list that shows the drives to defrag that lets you also defrag the registry upon reboot. Also add an option to automatically defrag the registry and auto-reboot after defragmentation of the selected drive is complete.

 

Perhaps add options to do one of the following once defrag of the current drive is complete:

- Close Program

- Log Off User

- Shut Down

- Restart

 

And make it possible to queue other drives for defrag. For example, I could set it to defrag my internal hard drive first. Once complete, begin defrag of my external hard drive, then defrag my USB drive.

 

Add a feature to run a scheduled defrag every day, week or month. I know this is possible thru a feature already included in Windows but integration of the scheduling feature would be nice.

I'm pretty new here, but have been using Defraggler. I really like your thoughts on portability. I'm far from 'knowledgeable' about computers, but am learning a lot. As for automatic update, it seems to me this action would have to be programmed to run preceeding a defrag when the portable device is activated. :)

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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.

Hi, I'm pretty new here, but lerning a lot from other members. I used Defraggler for the first time a couple of days ago. Yours is the only message here that mentions System Volume Information. Now I understand why several of my SFI file remained fragmented. :rolleyes:

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How about a LEGEND displayed on the "Drive Tab" for reference of block color ID

That would have been nice. Just used Defraggler for the first time, had no clue what that "graph" up there was trying to tell me. Finally dug around in "Help" enough to learn about it. :unsure::)

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