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Offline Avast Eagle

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Defraggler alternatives?
« on: September 13, 2012, 02:20:37 AM »
Sounds like they dont seem to fix the issue of not analyzing 2TB Hard Drives,
more the rare issue of Laptops coming with 2 HDD of 500gb and sometimes gives error when clickin on 2nd HDD.

Forgot alternatives for this one so thanks in advance.
« Last Edit: September 13, 2012, 02:23:02 AM by Otaku Ichise »

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Re: Defraggler alternatives?
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2012, 03:24:50 AM »
You're using Windows 7 so your operating system is already defragging your hard drive automatically.
Why do you need an alternative ???
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Re: Defraggler alternatives?
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2012, 03:39:43 AM »
3rd party defraggers do a faster job then Windows 7 default defrag. Auslogics is the best free defragger out there. Just disable Windows 7 defrag scheduler. Ultra Defrag is also very good.

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Re: Defraggler alternatives?
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2012, 03:54:07 AM »
3rd party defraggers do a faster job then Windows 7 default defrag. Auslogics is the best free defragger out there. Just disable Windows 7 defrag scheduler. Ultra Defrag is also very good.
Faster ??? would you care to state by how much ???
I hear the same comments about speeding up your computer by cleaning up your registry but they also never mention by how much.  ;D
Since the defragging happens in the background in Win 7 and 8, I don't really need to run anything.
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Re: Defraggler alternatives?
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2012, 03:59:42 AM »
It will only happen mainly when your pc is at idle. Cleaning the Windows registry is a different topic. Yes Windows 7 defrag is better then XP's but its still a snail and does not provide a nice GUI progress indicator. I tried every free 3rd party defragger out there. Windows 7 took 30 minutes with a 5% fragmentation. Smart Defrag took about 20 min. Both Ultra and Auslogics took about 12 min. Google around for best 3rd party defraggers and you will see that Auslogics is the top pick. I would rather have an on demand defrag then a scheduled one. Yes Windows 7 defrag can be disabled. If 3rd party defraggers we not so necessary then why are they so popular? Also Bob.................The OP HDD is only getting defragmented automatically if the scheduler is on. Windows 7 Defrag CMD switches can be beneficial.
« Last Edit: September 13, 2012, 04:28:31 AM by Aventador »

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Re: Defraggler alternatives?
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2012, 08:08:33 AM »
Auslogics is the best free defragger out there.
You obviously haven't tried all defraggers out there otherwise there would have been some mention of Puran or Defraggler which are both more highly rated by user's and not net marketing, both of these also include boot time defragging and also use the windows file placement ( as long as you dont use Puran's - piozr )

http://www.puransoftware.com/Puran-Defrag.html

http://www.piriform.com/defraggler


 Otaku Ichise iv never had any problems with Defraggler not scanning the second harddrive of either of my systems which both include twin 500Gb drives plus a 1.5Tb and 3Tb external drives, is there some link you can provide to this if a known problem or does it only happen on your system.
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Re: Defraggler alternatives?
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2012, 12:15:42 PM »
There is a good reason I did not recommend Puran. Yes I have tried it. Its very good. But once you perform a boot defrag its will delete ALL your system restore points. Its a bug that has been there for years which never gets fixed. Dont wanna recommend something then have someone complain that it deleted there restore points.

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Re: Defraggler alternatives?
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2012, 12:25:45 PM »
http://alternativeto.net/software/defraggler/


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Re: Defraggler alternatives?
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2012, 12:28:09 PM »
There is a good reason I did not recommend Puran. Yes I have tried it. Its very good. But once you perform a boot defrag its will delete ALL your system restore points. Its a bug that has been there for years which never gets fixed. Dont wanna recommend something then have someone complain that it deleted there restore points.
I cant say iv noticed it removing my restore points before ( been a year since iv used it ) but i only use system images these days and have restore disabled, there is also a new version of Puran released recently.

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Re: Defraggler alternatives?
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2012, 01:51:02 PM »
The new version does the same. ALL system restore points will be removed upon using a boot defrag. I also keep a system image with Paragon handy but most pc users don't and only know of system restore.

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Re: Defraggler alternatives?
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2012, 02:19:45 PM »
The new version does the same. ALL system restore points will be removed upon using a boot defrag. I also keep a system image with Paragon handy but most pc users don't and only know of system restore.
Sorry to again rock the boat but Windows 7 and 8 have a built in function for doing Image backups.
It's reliable, works while your sleeping and doesn't require additional software.
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Re: Defraggler alternatives?
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2012, 02:31:47 PM »
Lol. Bob please refrain from posting unless you have the same degree as me. Paragon is great but I also use Windows 7 disk image. Windows 7 disk image had failed several time where as Paragon never has. Also Bob where you are wrong is that evey disk imaging program has a scheduler. But that means you MUST leave your external HDD plugged in at all times. That's a bad move cause you can image your drive which has a malware infection. I always do a full scan before any on demand disk images. Also leaving your external HDD plugged in 24/7 puts more wear on it. Need to backup.......Plug it in and do it. Also Bob some people prefer to backup to DVD's. So how can that run in back round. Never saw a computer insert a DVD by itself and start to burn.
« Last Edit: September 13, 2012, 08:11:13 PM by Aventador »

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Re: Defraggler alternatives?
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2012, 02:34:12 PM »
I wish I had your skill sets  ;D

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Re: Defraggler alternatives?
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2012, 02:36:54 PM »
Go to college and earn a degree as a systems engineer and you can. We can all benefit from each other. I watched your video Bob. It's time to join the real world and not be stuck in the past. Issues with Norton sucking the life out of your machine were addressed back on 2009. Norton products are now veryight. Using a mere 15-20MB.
« Last Edit: September 13, 2012, 02:49:33 PM by Aventador »

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Re: Defraggler alternatives?
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2012, 03:00:37 PM »
http://alternativeto.net/software/defraggler/


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I just downloaded defraggler and Avast popped up with a red warning showing 2 threats detected.  I immediately uninstalled it. 

This is a good site to find alternative software :)

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