Best defrag app for XP and others

  iqs 18:14 09 Mar 2010


Request from a mate time.I was asked if there was a better defrag program,then the one supplied by Microsoft?.
Personally I use it all the time,but my friend asked about O&O Defrag 12 Pro.
Never used or heard of it before,so is it worth buying,or is there another that he should consider?.
He doesn't mind paying for a program if its worth having.

  rdave13 18:16 09 Mar 2010

Has to be this one, MyDefrag; click here

  Technotiger 18:17 09 Mar 2010

I use Diskeeper, not free but excellent IMHO.

click here

  sunnystaines 18:25 09 Mar 2010

as rdave13 for general defrag

This one for defrag of pagefile
click here

this one to defrag MFT
click here

all above free, but if you want to pay gofor Technotiger suggestion

  blanco 18:36 09 Mar 2010

Or you can download Diskeeper Light for no charge and it's perfectly good for normal use.

  Input Overload 18:53 09 Mar 2010

The free version is the same as the pay for, the only difference you have to pay if use it for commercial uses. It has 'boot de-frag' integral, & has a small footprint. I bought the full version a year or so ago & it's excellent.

click here

  john bunyan 19:16 09 Mar 2010

I use Auslogics Disc Defrag - free and quick.

  iqs 19:46 09 Mar 2010


Many thanks for the advice.I have emailed a link to this thread,just waiting to see what he go's for.

I think he may opt for O&O Defrag,he read a review in this week Micro Mart.But we will see.

Thanks again

  maghemite 18:46 10 Mar 2010

You can check this out.
click here

Prevents fragmentation and defrags what little gets past it. Everything is done automatically.

I use it on my XP desktop and it's excellent.

  iqs 19:13 10 Mar 2010

Thanks maghemite

  Input Overload 19:58 10 Mar 2010

O&O is a good defrager but you will find it is not the fastest defrager around, even on a quad core with 4 GIG RAM I found the speed unacceptable.

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