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  1. Defraggler currently allows you to specify file types that should be pushed to the back of the hard drive. What I would also like to see is the option to push the contains of specific directories to the back of the hard drive. For example, I archive 'everything' I download on the web, from the latest Defraggler updates to the NVIDIA drivers, and usually I only use these things once, this goes along with a lot of other junk and scrap files that I do not delete simply because I have so much space. I believe in the usual use/fragmentation and defragmentation processes these small yet plentiful files get nested in between a whole lot of more important blocks of files. If I could simply specify defraggler to push all these fairly infrequently accessed files to the back of the harddrive by telling it where they are stored. In my case it would be the Downloads folder, everything gets downloaded to my desktop, and then when I'm done with them I drop them in the downloads folder, which would eventually be moved to the back. At the moment all I can do is specify extra large exe files on one disk to be moved to the back. ( Or do them individually. )
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    Just in case you missed something, Defraggler is kind of free. They aren't here to sell you their product. You benefit from defraging the files and folders you use FREQUENTLY, as opposed to defragging your drive once a 'change of season'. ( or decade, for some ) The result is the benifit of having your most frequently used files accessible faster, not only after your full disc defrag, but always. You could always suggest a better description once you researched it for yourself?
  3. Right click the list, Check All, and click Defrag Checked.
  4. This my assumptions based off logic and experience, please correct me where I am incorrect... Defrag Drive (files and free space) Defrags files then free space. ( Not sure about this order. ) See below for more info about each. Defrag Drive (files only) This is the option for a quick defrag, it takes the files that have most recently been written or moved on your partition, and place them in contingent slots of free space. This is useful for a Gamer or Average user who installs and uninstalls select applications often, this will arrange newly installed program files and game files in such a fashion that they are accessed/read more efficiently than that of their fragmented state. ( This should be used FREQUENTLY ) Defrag Drive (freespace only) This is less effective than the one below it, and it creates larger contingent free space without breaking files into fragments. This is useful for long term performance, if you defragment seldom. You should compliment this with a Quick File Defrag. Defrag Drive (freesapce only - allow fragmentation) This is effective method of creating large contingent free space, as it will break files into fragments in order to do so. This is useful if your current set up ( on said drive ) is your 'least important stuff' and it will all be compacted into as tight space as possible, making for lots of "unfragmented" free space. Defragmented free space is used for long term performance. This should NOT be complimented with a Quick File Defrag, as it defeats the purpose of allowing fragmentation. Defrag Folders This is a thorough file/folder defrag as opposed to a files only defrag. See Defrag Drive (files only) Defrag Files This will only defrag files that are specifically specified, and will not search folders for more fragmented files. See Defrag Drive (files only) Check Drive for Errors This is basically a disk check provided by Windows for File systems, it detects errors in the way the file system is set out and indexed, and it attempts to repair these errors. Use this after you encounter a BSOD or other system crash whilst performing a intensive writing task such as defragmenting. ( A system crash during defragmentation could lead to several corrupt files and a fragmented partition, the former being a real issue. To rectify this issue, you should use a check drive for errors when ever a defragmentation is not stopped correctly, by a power out, disconnection of harddrive or system crash etc. )
  5. Initially the new design pissed me off immensely. Because it's different. ( Most people are like that. ) The "Defrag" button needs to say "FULL DEFRAG" and the file list needs its own defrag button. also it would be nice to have a button for this macro: 1. Analyse selected drive. 2. Select all files on analysis. 3. Defrag checked. This could be called QUICK DEFRAG in contrast with FULL DEFRAG. You need to use it differently now, select all then right click and "Defrag checked." 2. <-- Apparently now "DEFRAG" does a FULL defrag, and not just defraging of fragmented files. See post 1, to see how to do the quick defrag. ( Analyse -> List Files -> Select All -> (RIGHT CLICK) Defrag Checked ) The Full defrag is only useful for FUTURE performance, if you plan on doing quick defrags frequently, there is no real need for a full defrag.
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