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  1. Defrag FreeSpace just tries to put everything next to each other, so that in the perfect scenario, your drawing in Defraggler would be completely blue, with no red or white in between.

    Of course this isn't always possible, since some files are too big to be put between 2 other files. there will always be free space between lots of other files. Some files are smaller and can be put in between, but there may still be some space left, so it never really fits a 100%.


    Defrag FreeSpace (allow fragmentation) will force the files to nicely match up. If you pick this option, normally you would see less white space, but more red. This happens because the files will be 'broken' into smaller pieces, so they can get between 2 files. Of course this file is fragmented then, and that explains the red..


    So, I hope this helped a bit, I tried to explain it quite simple :)


    If there are any mistakes, feel free to correct me. I'm not an expert myself :P

  2. I think that there should be an option to automatically shutdown the computer after the defrag is run, like a checkbox that you click. That way it is optional.


    I fully agree, I would even like an option to defrag all drives.. It doesn't matter how long it will take, since he will shut down when it's done.

  3. thank you Davey :)

    That really worked.. only 2 GB of defragmented files now ^^

    I'll let you know how nice the drawings will look now when it's finished


    EDIT: I just noticed it was 10 GB :) not 7..


    EDIT: ok.. it's looking much better. of course, now that I turned system restore points on again, there's a 2 GB file again that can't be fragmented.

    But it's better then 10 :)

  4. Defrag freespace just puts all the files next to each other, but if a file doesn't fit in, he will not be 'broken ' into smaller pieces, it will jsut be placed somewhere else.. This means that you will (always?) have some free space (white blocks) when you chose this option.


    Defrag freespace (allow fragmentation) will try to put a large file between 2 other files, even if there isn't enough space. the file will be fragmented to fit in.. so the blocks will be red, but normally everything should be more or less in one giant block.


    Please note that the (2?) previous versions were a bit bugged, I had some problems as well where it would just delete freespace.. or something else.. I lost 7 GB HD space.

  5. Personally, I think this version is looking way better then the previous one.

    It has more structure, and it's finally obvious what the defrag button does (checked or whole drive).


    But I think there's still too much white space on the first tab..


    Any other reactions?

  6. I have the same problem with latest verion of defraggler.. When I start defragging my Second disk ( recovery, 7 GB, 5 GB used) it keeps defragging the same files over and over again.. eventually it worked, by doing it manually as well.


    BUT.. My first drive (140 GB, 50Gb used) lost 5 Gb freespace by defragging... I thought this was some mistake so I defragged again.. I lost another Gig!

    Now I just notice I have lost another 3GB.. don't know exactly how that came..

  7. I have to say the GUI changed quite a lot. At first, I was surprised not to see the File list.

    It is very nice that you can see howmany fragmented files there were at the start, and the current progress.

    BUT, the 2-tab system isn't really handy..


    As someone previously mentioned: An option to see the drive map legend at all time would be nice.


    The different 'defrag' buttons really have to be sorted out.. I think that new users really don't know how to defrag single files, or just the whole drive.


    Ok.. I took the liberty of trying a new design :D pasted some things in photoshop.. this is what I made.



  8. Then I read in some forum that a few longtime users had done the the same experiments over time and all recommended staying with the Windows built-in Disk Defragmenter. It has it's ovious shortcomings but is reliable and never causes problems. It's good enough for the average user. Naturally in a business oriented culture there are always people trying to sell us products we don't really need.


    The defragger tool in xp is indeed quite good. But the one in vista sucks!

    Mayor problem, to me, is that you can't see how much longer it will take.. it's just defragging, and all you can do is wait.

    nothing in this tool is visual: you cannot see the fragmented files, not even a percentage of what is defraggmented.

  9. Do you mean 'system volume information'? I've got the same thing.. But I think they don't defrag it on purpose.. I've read something about it in one of the other topics somewhere on this forum...I'll edit this when I've found the link to it.


    EDIT: ok.. found it already..



    Basically.. They just say that these are windows restore points.. They only appear in deffragler when you have 'windows vista' installed...

    You could turn them off.. But it's not recommended.

  10. The defrag-button on the right is to defrag single files only...

    To use this button, you would have to select the files you want to defrag in the collumn..

    The defrag button in the file menu, is to defrag the whole drive.


    For the rest.. no idea.. I'm no expert

  11. About the GUI..

    How about putting the Drive Map Legend horizontally just beneath the analyzed blocks?


    Another thing.. I know that when he is defragging it's.. well.. quite busy.., but it would be nice if you could

    adjust the width of the collumns with the file info while defragging.. it's sometimes good to know what files are

    fragmented, and it's not very handy stopping the defrag, adjust the width, and then restart..

  12. I was just wondering what the difference is between 'analyze drive' and 'verify drive'..

    I noticed that the amount of freespace changed, and it takes much longer to verify then to analyze,

    so it must be almost the same, but way more accurate? Perhaps just a refresh of the drive information?

    Correct me if I'm wrong please..


    About the program itself.. I ran it on a pc where we play games on, so lots of games get (un)installed...

    I ran it for.. mm must be over 70 houres(!), but I think it really helped..

    I don't think it's a problem of the program being to slow, when you look at the task manager, you can see that it doesn't

    ask much memory (about 20k on my pc..) so my guess is it could go way faster by taking more memory..

    Normally I wouldn't really trust those 'home'-made programs to defrag, but since it was made by the

    developers of CCleaner.. ^^


    So.. Keep up the good work!

  13. I hope you realise what the creators of CCleaner do....

    They keep their products completly free, so they work hard for nothing, they have to pay their website,...

    So I think it's quite fair, that they put some things like 'yahoo toolbar' in it....

    I don't mind if they put some more in it, as long as they need that money.

    of course not too much :)

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