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    Diskeeper update

    Executive Software has released Diskeeper 9.0 at $29.95 USD for the 'Home' version and $49.95 USD for the 'Pro' version. There is a $10 USD mail-in rebate for the home version and a $20 USD mail-in rebate for the Pro version.

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    Re: Diskeeper update

    I've used Diskeeper for years on a variety of Windows versions and swear by it. I haven't gotten around to the latest update yet, but I will ... soon. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Diskeeper update

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    No sign this time of a "free" version!

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    Re: Diskeeper update

    John,

    Not that I saw. Just a trial version. Guess Executive Software found too many people getting the free version and not updating to the full product. Still use the free version at work. I started using PerfectDisk at home a year or so ago. At the time it seemed to get more positive comments in the lounge. Haven't been disappointed.

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    Re: Diskeeper update

    A "free" version? I didn't know there had ever been one! <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Diskeeper update

    A couple of years ago, they had 'Diskeeper Lite' version 7.0.418. It had some stuff such as the 'set it and forget it' junk disabled but you could still do a manual defrag. Works quite well on WinNt/2k/XP.

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    Re: Diskeeper update

    They still have it available for download at: http://demodl.element5.com/50154/DLe...2Xi7_0_418.exe and it also works very well on WinME.
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    Re: Diskeeper update

    I guess since I've always purchased Diskeeper releases, I never noticed the "lite" option. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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    Re: Diskeeper update

    I've been using Diskkeeper ever since you recommended it. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> It's much faster than Windows defrag. I don't recall whether it also moves programs to different parts of the disk according to how frequently you access them (& I've forgotten the name of the file that keeps track of that). Do you know? In any event, my programs usually open pretty quickly.

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    Re: Diskeeper update

    Nope, I use the Set and Forget settings and just schedule it to run at night. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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    Re: Diskeeper update

    Phil,

    Are you thinking of %windir%prefetch?

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    Re: Diskeeper update

    Hi Charlotte:
    I'm not sure I was clear with my question. The Windows defrag would not only consolidate free space, but also would place more frequently used programs toward the outer edge of the hard disk, where they are accessed more quickly. Windows has a file that keeps track of how often you access each application (at least some of the applications), but I forgot the name of the file. I was asking whether Diskkeeper also rearranges programs according to how often they are accessed.

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    Re: Diskeeper update

    Same answer. I think you may want to look at the defragmentation methods, but I've never even looked for what you're talking about because I never saw the need to. As far as I know, it doesn't do exactly that, but you might find more answers in the Diskeeper FAQ in their help. <img src=/S/sorry.gif border=0 alt=sorry width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Diskeeper update

    Hi Joe:
    Nope. I can't seem to recall the name of the file. I think it's the Task Monitor...

    Well, I just answered my own question. It's Taskmon.exe (although it generates an applog that I can't find). According to TaskListPrograms, it belongs to another era, so I guess I must too. <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>

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