What’s the best defragging software for Windows 7?

Bruce Karker October 3, 2012
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What’s the best defragging software for Windows 7 computers?

  1. MrMike
    March 12, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    PerfectDisk (www.raxco.com ) and Diskeeper ( http://www.condusiv.com/products/diskeeper/ ) are the best choices...install and forget about them they will handle the job.

  2. Kevin Eparssa
    January 22, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    I've tried the new DefragMe and I think it worked out marvelous.
    It exceeded my high expectations and now I can surf the net again.

    /Kevin

  3. Todd Watson
    December 20, 2012 at 7:09 am

    BEFORE you defrag your hard drive; it is best to make sure you use something such as cc-cleaner to empty all the garbage files and temp files, etc. from your hard drive because there is no sense in defraging until you remove the garbage from your hard drive.

  4. Ray
    October 29, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    I heard, so cannot be sure, but it has merit, that most of the defrag programs around are just GUIs for the windows defrag engine.
    If this is the case then those that show all those nice little block moving around will be slower because of video time lag.
    We always seem to think things are better when we can see what's going on.
    I use the standard Windows offering and am quite satisfied.

  5. kumar raja
    October 16, 2012 at 4:56 am

    U can use IOBITS Defragger it is nice

  6. Anonymous
    October 10, 2012 at 3:44 am

    There was a time when I discovered (for myself) alternative defragglers.
    I have used a number of them (among free ones - Auslogics' and Piriform"s, PAgeDefrag etc). A number of methods have been tried. As a matter of fact, I don't see any substantial improvements in comparison with the built-in program. And the more options a defraggler offers, the more convinced I am to keep away from it.

  7. Vishal Mishra
    October 9, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    defraggler is really good software to defragment your hard disk.

  8. Sara Willis
    October 5, 2012 at 6:27 am

    The Windows in built defragging is the best.

    Any how you got the answer first :)

    IT Support Services Cheshire

  9. Rashelle Puno
    October 5, 2012 at 2:40 am

    I have tried Defraggler and Auslogics and both equal to me and seem better than the one built in windows... (they are both free also)...

  10. Areeb Majeed
    October 4, 2012 at 3:41 pm
  11. hamad3914
    October 4, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Piriform's Defraggler is one of the best. But the built-in windows one does the job too

  12. Vipul Jain
    October 4, 2012 at 11:46 am

    +1 to Piriform Defraggler
    Been using it for 2-3 years now.

  13. ha14
    October 4, 2012 at 7:40 am

    Diskeeper has the Proactive Intelliwrite feature which aids in preventing file fragmentation before it even occurs.
    http://www.condusiv.com/solutions/pc-solutions/disk-performance/
    the software is shareware but have trial mode, try and see if your hard drive will love it.

    Best Free Disk De-fragmenter
    http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-disk-de-fragmenter.htm

    •Defragmentation in Windows 7 is more comprehensive – many files that could not be re-located in Windows Vista or earlier versions can now be optimally re-placed. In particular, a lot of work was done to make various NTFS metadata files movable. This ability to relocate NTFS metadata files also benefits volume shrink, since it enables the system to pack all files and file system metadata more closely and free up space “at the end” which can be reclaimed if required.
    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/e7/archive/2009/01/25/disk-defragmentation-background-and-engineering-the-windows-7-improvements.aspx

  14. HLJonnalagadda
    October 4, 2012 at 7:36 am

    Yeah I have been doing this for years and then realized that I do not see any enhancements. Then read that it was not necessary for Win 7. But I do still occasionally use Auslogics Disk Defrag.

  15. Alan Wade
    October 4, 2012 at 6:06 am

    Before you defrag your drive make sure it is NOT an SSD drive. All you will gain by defragging an SSD is a shorter drive lifespan.
    MakeUseOf has a few recommendations and tutorials on defragging, just search for defrag.

  16. Dave Parrack
    October 4, 2012 at 4:41 am

    I heartily recommend Defraggler from Piriform, the same company behind CCleaner - http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/piriforms-suite-tools-puts-control-pc-maintanence-windows/

    A full defrag can take hours though, especially if you haven't done one for a long time.

  17. Rajaa Chowdhury
    October 4, 2012 at 3:45 am

    I would highly recommend Piriform Defraggler http://www.piriform.com/defraggler

  18. Jordyn Bushaw
    October 4, 2012 at 2:39 am

    From my experience, Piriform Defraggler is the best, it does a deep defrag if you do the regular scan. you can get it at http://www.piriform.com/defraggler

  19. DalSan Mack
    October 4, 2012 at 2:08 am

    MyDefrag and IOBit Smart Defrag are among the top ones I use. My Defrag has deep optimization capabilities that work well. Smart Defrag has automatic defragging capabilities, making a set it and forget it program. It also has more options. Another highly recommended one would be Piriform Defraggler. These are rated high and work great. Only use one and only use them once in a long while unless you install and uninstall programs very often and download lots of content. Once or twice a year should be fine to use full defragging otherwise.

    http://www.mydefrag.com/Manual-DownloadAndInstall.html

    http://www.iobit.com/iobitsmartdefrag.html

    http://www.piriform.com/defraggler

  20. Tug Ricks
    October 4, 2012 at 12:26 am

    From what I understand defragging isn't really necessary in Windows 7, but a popular free option is Auslogics Disk Defrag.

    http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/disk-defrag/

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