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  1. Thanks for making it clear now. And yep, I already used those custom settings. After I do one full defrag, it will probably show 0%. Now I'm ok with 5/6%.

     

    It doesn't matter which way you defrag with Defraggler as far as what % is still fragmented when your done. It should be the same unless you defrag only some files from the file list way. The full defrag adds more than just defraging the file system.

     

    What files do you see in the file list when you analyze after defraging? They may be unmovable files.

     

    Edit: I never thought of looking at the technical information part of the documentation. D'oh!

     

    Technical Information

     

     

    What Defraggler does

    Defraggler scans the hard drive for folders and files that are scattered in non-contiguous clusters (clusters that aren't right next to each other). Using a single-pass algorithm, it designs an optimum layout for these files so that Windows will spend the least amount of time retrieving them in the future. Finally, Defraggler moves the files into this optimum pattern.

     

     

    This explains why Defraggler takes a long time to complete its routine using the defrag button. It's doing a defragment and optimize routine more complex than just free space consolidation. I now know this because Defragglers equivalent to free space consolidation is called Defragmenting freespace.

     

    My new routine will be...

     

    Analyze then defrag from the file list (check all) then Defragment Freespace in Normal Mode (weekly)

     

    Badabing! Badaboom!


  2. The thing that confusing me the most is that I'm getting good results with quick defrag + defrag from file list. So I was wondering why to use ordinary defrag at all. Now I'm keeping fragmentation at 6% (C:) and 4% (D:) easily and quickly on that way witch looks pretty satisfying to me. So, why wasting hours to get the same percentage with the ordinary defrag??? There must be some adventage of ordinary defrag. I would just like to know what it is.

     

    Quick defrag + defrag from the file list will defrag files but leave behind gaps. These gaps will be filled with new files. If the whole file can't fit in one of the spaces, then the remaining part of the file will be written in the next space and so on. This would be a fragmented file because it's not one continuous file.

     

    As eL_PuSHeR stated, the regular defrag will add free space consolidation. This means files will be moved around to fill those gaps in an attempt to create one continuous block. This will help prevent fragmentation of new files. Keep in mind that when you delete a file or uninstall a program you just created gaps. Keeping the file system always gap free wouldn't be possible.

     

    Defrag programs use different optimizing algorithms and since the the online documentation of Defraggler doesn't go into detail of the process, we can only speculate on the exact process.

     

    I follow Piriforms advise by using analyze and then determine what action I will take.

     

    1) Do nothing.

    2) Quick defrag or from the file list. (I use daily to weekly)

    3) Defrag (I use weekly to monthly)

     

    If you change this setting you should see 0% fragmentation after defraging.

     

    Settings > Options > Advanced > check box for "Use custom fragmentation settings" click on Define > check boxes for exclude restore point file and hibernation file > click ok ok


  3. Wrong. Depending on the size of your partition it can take AGES, because DF tends to tigh-pack everything and thus it shuffles a lot of data (data that is not even fragmented).

     

    As far as I know, Defraggler doesn't perform any system files optimization placement at all (so far).

     

    Your mileage may vary among defragmenters...

     

    Regards.

     

    Yes, I understand that the size of a partition, and as I stated "it would depend on how much data and how long it's been since the last defrag" would have an impact on how long the process will take.

     

    All I'm saying is that many comments have been made on how long it takes Defraggler to finish its default defrag routine.

     

    Your replys have consisted of "I think" and "as far as I know" when it comes to what Defraggler is doing during its default defrag routine.

     

    As much as I appreciate your input, I'd like to know as a matter of fact if Defraggler is using a complex algorithm or is it's engine just slow.

     

    In the last update there was work done on speed and algorithms. Perhaps the program just needs a little more time to mature into the class that CCleaner has.

     

    Overall I really like Defraggler, but like you and others I mostly use quick defrag or the file list. Which of course over time will promote fragmentation.


  4. The only difference I think it's that a common regular defrag also consolidates free space (fill gaps). That's why it's very time consuming. I don't use it. I prefer to defrag from the file list.

     

    I asked the question what the standard default defrag does exactly but received no response.

     

    It's not in the documentation...

     

    You can use Defraggler to perform a standard defragmentation, or you can run a Quick Defrag. The Quick Defrag will run much more quickly, but will not have as optimal a result as the standard defrag.

     

     

    I don't think free space consolidation should take a very long time. Of course it would depend on how much data and how long it's been since the last defrag.

     

    I'm wondering if the standard default defrag is also moving system files to the faster part of the disk.

     

    I've used another defrag program weekly where defrag and free space consolidation takes 10 minutes on both of my systems.

     

    Bottom line is quick defrag or defraging from the file list are great, but they leave gaps that promote fragmentation.


  5. Anyone in London going to the Games?

     

    Anyone worldwide just watching the Games?

     

    I like Track and Field and Gymnastics.

     

    Being from the USA, I'm looking forward to Lolo Jones redeeming herself from the 2008 Beijing stumble she had in the 100 meter hurdles.

     

    Go Lolo! :)

     

    Remember the time zone differences.

     

    No spoilers! :o


  6. Hi Cleaner1, and welcome to the forum.

     

    1) Cancel the cleaning.

    2) Clear the box for Wipe Free Space.

    Cleaner > Windows > Advanced > Wipe Free Space.

    3) Run the Cleaner again.

     

    If your new to CCleaner, reading the information in the link below would be beneficial.

     

    You'll also find many here on the forum willing to lend a hand. :)


  7. Each section already has a right click menu.

     

    For example, right click on Internet Explorer, Windows Explorer, etc....

     

    You are given five choices.

     

    1) Check all

    2) Uncheck all

    3) Analyze

    4) Clean

    5) Restore to default state

     

    This works for the Windows and Applications tabs as well.

     

    If you hover your mouse over the tab name, you can change all sections within the tab at once.

     

    If check all is used, you should read each warning as they pop up.

     

    I would use these options with caution!

     

    The Registry Cleaner section doesn't have the analyze or clean options.


  8. After the most recent Windows updates, I rebooted then noticed that Trustedinstaller.exe was using 50% CPU for 10 minutes. This happened before so I looked up the process and found that this is common. TrustedInstaller.exe checks for updates and is supposedly responsible for installing some critical updates. So, I just go on over to the kitchen and get a snack while the process finishes its job. Depending on the systems specs., it could be as much as 100% CPU usage and render the system unusable.


  9. Can do that! I can even drag myself to the Pi**er, hold on to the Sink Cabinet, pull myself to Pot! How about that? Hopefully this is not going to last to long. Had this problem many times in the last years. Something the Military gave me!

     

    That's what I call toughing it out Mudd. Thank you sir for your service in the Military and may you have a speedy recovery.


  10. Unlocker, linked here by Jamin, is what I used to delete the folder when Allen2007's method didn't work. Deleted the folder in pieces -- with a slow processor it took hours, and patience. :)

     

    I noticed the download size is different at File Hippo than it is at the authors site.

     

    They also offer different versions. Here's a link for the download.

     

    Watch for Toolbar and desktop shortcuts during install.


  11. Hi karlsnooks, and welcome to the forum.

     

    "Wipe Free Space" will leave your normal files intact and only wipe the free space on the drive selected.

     

    "Wipe Entire Drive" will erase all of the files on the drive selected. For safety reasons, this feature is disabled for the boot drive.

     

    Take a look at this for more info.


  12. Hi sophie,

     

    Since Hazel established that you're running as an administrator, you could try importing the .reg file.

     

    Before editing the registry in any way, I highly recommend the backup program Erunt.

     

    To import a .reg file...Start > run > regedit > file > import > browse to .reg file and highlight it then select open.

     

    This should merge the file, if not you may have a file association problem.

     

    You can find the fix here. Download the REG file association fix.


  13. Yep. I recently figured that out too. And as Andavari mentioned, with StartPage, the WOT icons appear all the time. So that feature, plus being able to save my settings via a URL, have caused me to give StartPage a try.

     

    If you set DuckDuckGo to show "All WOT + favicons (both)", the WOT icons appear all the time. Trust, caution or warning for each result respectively.


  14. I'm actually liking Starting Page a bit more, simply for the fact is WOT shows up the little safe/unsafe icons all the time versus what it shows on DuckDuckGo.

    cc1

    I figured it out. There is a setting that shows the WOT rating for listings appearing in DuckDuckgo searches.

     

    This got me looking at the settings and decided I wanted to change a few. I like that you can save your settings without a cookie for both DuckDuckGo and starting page. They both will generate a URL that you can save as a favorite or set as your home page.

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