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Old April 1, 2009, 09:20 PM
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i'm going to try that freeware program somebody posted, see if vista's doing an adequate job...

does it analyze before you have to do the defrag? I miss WinXP's visual representation of the fragmented files :(
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It gives you a pictoral representation of your HD. (Yup, pink, greens and red).
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I've only used the Vista defrag tool but I've been looking for something better. I find that the vista one takes way too long to defrag my HD. When I get home tomorrow night and off of my very restricted work laptop I'm going to download and try the JkDefrag. I also see on the O&O website that there is a trial version. Is it wise to just stick to one tool for defragmenting or can you try out a few different ones to see what you like working with?
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To save chance of conflicts, I would evaluate one, uninstall it, install the next one. evaluate it, uninstall, repeat as required. Or you could search for disc defragmentor comparison reviews on the web.
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WinContig is another great one that is free and also allows entire drive or just folders.
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whoa... i used the jkdefrag, and sure enough, my hard drive wasn't completely unfragmented.
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I vote for O&O Defrag
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I've only used the Vista defrag tool but I've been looking for something better. I find that the vista one takes way too long to defrag my HD. When I get home tomorrow night and off of my very restricted work laptop I'm going to download and try the JkDefrag. I also see on the O&O website that there is a trial version. Is it wise to just stick to one tool for defragmenting or can you try out a few different ones to see what you like working with?
I don't think JKDefrag is the fastest tool out there, but it is very thorough and customizable. If you want fast, Auslogics is pretty darn quick about it.
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Remember, O&O is on sale at NCIX right now! I grabbed a copy even though my current doesn't expire till October, I mean, free shipping on $900 worth of parts? Yes!

Can you please post a link to it as I have searched NCIX and can't find it. Thanks.
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Question... what is it about something like O&O that makes it worth paying for it, as opposed to the plethora of free defraggers out there, such as JK or Auslogics?
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