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    Thoughts On Perfect Disc

    Hello, I got a reply from Raxco and now have the new version installed. Arg!! It looks horrible! And as far as I can tell they've removed the option to change the colour scheme. The New Menu system is mindboggling. I guess it's supposed to make everything easier but for me it doesn't. I was at the point of uninstalling and returning to the new version but I thought I'd persevere. The New version does seem to have some advantages over PerfectDisk 8 once the garishness is got over. I particularly like the option to defrag individual files after an initial defrag. With Version 8 it was necessary to remember the file name and then go hunt it down through a pop-up tree. With PerfectDisk it is possible to press just one button. The new Free Space Reclaimer looks interesting but I'm rather wary of it. Has anyone used it? The problem for me is that it doesn't seem to offer much precision being drive based. It took me a while to get used to the last version. I just hope some update offers a chance to change the new look.

    Chris (Hunt)

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    Re: Thoughts On Perfect Disc

    I used to use & recommend PerfectDisk but got disenchanted with them. They didn't pay attention to the problems and suggestions I had pointed out and there really didn't seem to be much of value in terms of updates. Also when I upgraded to a new version, a reinstall due to a Windows rebuild required incrementally putting the original release on, then each upgrade to a new full point version. I requested a consolidated version that would alleviate this issue but was denied.

    Now I use the free JKDefrag defragger. I run it 3 times weekly automatically and have not had any problems with it. Since it is command line driven, it requires a little setup work and reading the help. There are some add-on GUI's for it, but I haven't played with any lately. The command line interface works fine for me. It doesn't take much in the way of resources and performance seems to be good. One negative compared to Perfectdisk is that JKDefrag doesn't do MFT defragmenting yet.

    http://www.kessels.com/JkDefrag/

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    Re: Thoughts On PerfectDisc - Command Line?

    Thanks for the reply, I may give JKDefrag defragger a try if I can't get used to PerfectDisk 2008. Meanwhile, has anyone using the new version managed to get the Command Line option to work via a Windows Batch File. I've tried various things after reading help but I couldn't get anything to work. I'd like to run a nightly defrag before switching the computer off.

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    Re: Thoughts On PerfectDisc - Command Line?

    Worked it out, I had my quotation marks in the wrong place. That's what comes of trying to write a batch file at one in the morning! Here's what I'm using to do a smart defragmentation of C: (/w means the batch file is forced to wait until PerfectDisk has finished)

    <code>"C:Program FilesRAXCOPerfectDiskPDCmd.exe" /sp /w C:</code>

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    Re: Thoughts On PerfectDisc - Command Line?

    I've been using Office 2007 for more than a year so the ribbon interface was not a big deal to me. Essentially, once I checked to make sure my scheduled jobs were OK and I knew where to go to check for updates periodically I just let it run. So, the UI and color scheme don't really bother me. See my <post:=692,958>post 692,958</post:> for comments about <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> defragmenting tools.

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