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Intel Desktop Utilities and Diskeeper 9 - two more free defraggers

reader feedback from Rich SF, Aug 2006, Permalink


I've reviewed two defragging solutions recently, and Rich wrote in with two more free solutions I hadn't seen before.


From Rich SF,

I tried out the Auslogics app based on a user review at another site. I think it has a nicer GUI than the MS app but isn't any more effective.


I like PowerDefragmenter from Excessive Software. It provides a GUI for using the effective and fast Contig defrag utility from Sysinternals.


Quote from Excessive Software

Power Defragmenter is a GUI (Graphic User Interface) application for program Contig by Sysinternals. Contig is a very powerful defragmentation application designed for Windows NT/2000/XP operating systems. Please take a few minutes and check Sysinternals webpage for other cool programs.

Contig created by Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell.


Rich continues

But, I think the best free defragger is a lite version of Diskeeper 9.0 (free only for non-biz use). The only way to get it, as far as I know, is to download the full (89MB) version of Intel Desktop Utilities. Unzip the download file, go to the folder 3rdparty, the folder Diskeeper and install. Everything else in the download file can then be deleted.


Quote from Executive Software

Diskeeper 9.0 represents another step forward in defragmentation technology, with refinements to existing features and the addition of new options that are the result of Executive Software’s ongoing technical and market research. As in earlier versions, Diskeeper 9.0 is designed to solve fragmentation problems for everyone, from home users to huge enterprise IT departments.


Thank you Rick! Excellent tips!


Any comments?