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  1. Thanks to Piriform for a great lineup of elegant and excellent tools. At the risk of sounding paranoid (and based on 30 years experience dealing with the most pernicious monopoly in the history of US business practice), the problem with these two files isn't that they are, it's where they are. I have been trying to defrag my NTFS volume so I could shrink it down from 640GB to 40GB, so I could make room for installing a dual-boot Solaris10 on this machine. Unfortunately, whenever I try to use the Vista supplied 'Shrink' functions, they inform me that the minimum size I can shrink it to is aroun
  2. (IMHO) Here are the crucial features defraggler is missing (I think): 1. We should be able to not only defragment, but compact data files at arbitrary boundaries (meaning, group them all in one place). The default would be to compact all movable data at the bottom of the disk, leaving as much free space as possible, as one would need to do in order to resize the partition from larger to smaller. 2. Ideally, given the ability to compact files, we would like to be able to divide the total disk space into two zones, a static zone at the base, with all other folders and files compacted eit
  3. When I originally installed Defraggler, I was very pleased (so much so, I prematurely sent a donation). It appeared to be doing a great job. Unfortunately, having processed a few more devices, I'm simply mystified as to the inconsistent and seemingly ill-considered protocols. To highlight this, I'll use one test case which leaves no room for doubt: I have a 160GB USB drive formatted NTFS. There is 66GB in use, slightly more than one third of the total. Probably 20 of the files are 1GB or more. Given this scenario, it should be possible to defrag every single file. I could defrag the drive simp
  4. I recently got nailed with a virus which infected a bunch of system files, and possibly some of my own. I wish I could have gone back and found where it had written stuff and which files it had contaminated. It would be useful to be able to put the static Windows files and folders at the top of the disk, and do an MD5 on all of them while you're at it. You could carve out space for the pagefile and hiberfile and use them as a buffer between that which is static, and the rest of the disk. Once optimized, you could very likely provide an optional utility which would detect any attempt to wri
  5. I'm a longtime user of CCleaner (and a big fan of Piriform), who just started using the Fraggler. Not to toot my own horn, but I wrote the first commercial defrag utility for MS-DOS back in 1985, so I know a little about this particular app. Piriforms utility is outstanding. However... I just defragged an external USB 1TB Seagate drive with about 380,000 files, using roughly 300GB of the drive space. The progress percentage proceeded nicely, and finally got to 100%, but kept going for another half-hour or so. It had reported one remaining file with 2 fragments. Once it hit 100%, I had no
  6. I have a Toshiba Laptop running Windows XP SP2 and it appears that CCleaner (1.39.502) is erasing restore point(s). I noticed that they were all gone after attempting to recover from an unrelated install. Just to be sure, I set a new point, verified that it was ready/available, then ran CCleaner "Clean" option. I found no reference to the restore point files in the list, so I erased them. Immediately went back to system restore and found that the point I had set was gone. Next I checked my system restore points on a nearby Gateway 4016. Lots of points in place, but not sure when I ran my
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