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    DeFrag

    Was using Auslogics DeFrag and latest version I have the fonts are so small can hardly read them. Is there a decent Dfrag out there that can be read and do a good job.

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    Unless your drives are pretty full, you really don't need frequent defragging or 3rd party defrag utilities on W7.

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    I have the scheduled defrag turned off and run a defrag after Disk Cleanup each month prior to creating a system image, but I use Windows own Defrag.

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    Let Windows do it and spend more time backing up.

    cheers, Paul

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    I still use/run Vopt from time to time and have been using it forever, but, as others here have said too, you really don't need a 3rd party tool.
    If you want to get a better defrag out of Windows default, just run it 2 or 3 times consecutively.
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    You know how every year hard drives are bigger? Well that's because the bits get smaller. Therefore the fonts have to get smaller to reflect the smaller bit size. You don't want to stand in the way of progress do you?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Not Brightest Bulb View Post
    Was using Auslogics DeFrag and latest version I have the fonts are so small can hardly read them. Is there a decent Dfrag out there that can be read and do a good job.
    You might try Piriform's Defraggler...

    https://www.piriform.com/defraggler/download

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwoods View Post
    You might try Piriform's Defraggler...

    https://www.piriform.com/defraggler/download
    Thank you JWoods

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    I previously used PerfectDisk, but it became too bloated for my liking and I ditched it. I now use the W7 built in defragger, whioch is perfectly adequate. I don't use a schedule; I check the disks on a weekly basis, before running my backups, and if one is 5% or more fragmented I defrag it manually, otherwise I leave it alone. Seems to work well, and it can take several weeks for a disk to reach 5%. Excessive defragging causes unnecessary wear on a disk - which will fail sooner or later anyway, so I try to make it "later".

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    And don't manually defrag an SSD, leave Windows to do its thing.

    cheers, Paul

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