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    Defraggler

    From the makers of CCleaner comes Defraggler, a free tool for defragging files. As well as defragging a whole drive, you can also defrag folders or individual files.

    It works on Windows 2000, 2003, XP and Vista, and can be run from a USB drive. This utility is still in beta.

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    Re: Defraggler

    I like
    (1) the display showing the fragment count for each file reducing to "1"
    (2) the good-old coloured-pixel display
    (3) Pondering why it is defragmenting free Space (I think i know how/why)

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    Re: Defraggler

    Are you going to share the answer to (3) with the rest of us?

    Ian

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    Re: Defraggler

    Thanks Tony,

    There is nowhere on their site to give any feedback. It is in Beta after all and I would have thought that some feedback is waht Beta is all about.

    I dont like the way the progress meter is in the middle of the screen and doesnt move. A minor quibble, I know.

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    Re: Defraggler

    You defragment free space to leave nice big holes for storing files in, otherwise you have lots of tiny holes and every time you create or copy a big file it has to start off fragmented.

    You defragment free space by moving files into the little spaces, leaving nice big joined up spaces behind.

    StuartR

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    Re: Defraggler

    You could use their forum to provide feedback - http://forum.piriform.com/defraggler

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    Re: Defraggler

    Thank you , again.

    I couldn't find that on my own.

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    Re: Defraggler

    I agree with comments below. It might be important to shuffle defragmented files into one contiguous block to fre eup space for a truly humungous file, such as that required by TrueCrypt - in my case a 6GB file accommodates my Greaves folder, while a mere 0.6GB does for my Personal folder.

    Frankly I think that defragging a 100GB drive on a machine with 2GHz/2GB RAM is largely a waste of time. My theory is that a defrag after all the basic software is installed should do the trick. Theory is that the EXEs and DLLs don't get re-written, so defragmentation is impossible. Truth is that Automatic Updates probably generate fragmentation.

    But I already had this argument a year or so ago (grin!)

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    Re: Defraggler

    ... further to <post:=683,982>post 683,982</post:> I used the Contact Us form at http://www.piriform.com/about

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    Re: Defraggler

    >otherwise you have lots of tiny holes

    Good for a sieve sort? (g&dr)

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    Re: Defraggler

    You could fill the Albert Hall with them...

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    Re: Defraggler

    >You could fill the Albert Hall with them...
    nah.
    You're thinking of Sievelius's seventh.
    And let THAT be the finnish to this thread.

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    Re: Defraggler

    >From the makers of CCleaner comes
    Thanks for this posting.
    I am now comparing CCleaner to my favorite "EasyCleaner 2.0" from ToniArts

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    Re: Defraggler

    I do hope that was your keyboard playing up! "Sievelius" indeed <img src=/S/puke.gif border=0 alt=puke width=60 height=15>

    I prefer Sibelius's Karelia suite, or Finlandia, although anything by JS is well worth a listen, when you're in the mood (it is moody).
    <font face="Comic Sans MS" color="blue">TimOz</font>
    <img src=/S/flags/Finland.gif border=0 alt=Finland width=30 height=18> <img src=/S/flags/Australia.gif border=0 alt=Australia width=30 height=18>

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    Re: Defraggler

    I'm sure that Chris knows the correct spelling. "Sievelius" is a pun - higher up in this thread, he joked that the "lots of tiny holes" mentioned by Stuart could be used in a sieve sort (a well-known sorting algorithm). Making things worse, I then mentioned the Albert Hall, a concert hall in London (referring to the lyrics of "A day in the life" by The Beatles). Chris combined sieve and concert hall with the name of the composer Sibelius. <img src=/S/crazy.gif border=0 alt=crazy width=15 height=15>

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