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  1. Defraggler is really great, and the ability to exclude files is really nice. I have noticed two things though with the exclude list that could be improved though. 1) The items should be a check list so that you can uncheck them rather than have to delete them. This way you can do a defrag of these items on occasion if you want to. 2) If you select a file in the file list that is "excluded" you should still be able to defrag this file. Right now it doesn't let you. If you manually find and select the file it should be able to be defragged. 3) The same should work to move the files to the end of the drive. In fact, there should be a way of ONLY defragging and moving the files to the end of the drive that you've selected. This would be really handy actually. Thanks again for an amazing application (They're all great).
  2. I like the File Exclude option, but it needs a *little* tweaking. 1) If you select the file to defrag it from the file list, you should still be able to defrag it. Maybe a warning? 2) When you have a file extension in the list of files to move to the end of the drive, after defragging that file from the file list, it should move it to the end of the drive. 3) Even if they're skipped by defrag, these files should be shown in the list. It is kind of confusing that they don't. 4) Some sectors show as fragmented, when there doesn't appear to be anything to defragment? I can't figure this out. It seems to have worsened with the last release... 5) Piriform was developing on .NET for a while, and I can understand the benefits of moving away from that, but there were many benefits with .NET as well. Not least of which is the fact that applications are sandboxed... It would be really nice if Defraggler was run in such a way that it was sandboxed and couldn't crash Windows. I've just had such a crash, and this is not the first or fifth time... Otherwise I love the product. Thanks again for the phenomenal work.
  3. Well, that's a Windows Permissions problem. The only real way I can think of to do this is to run the application as an Administrator, but you would need to be able to log into that account. Unfortunately I don't think you'll be able to run the application on your work machine (As well as many other programs really). I would contact your network administrator and see if they would be interested in putting Defraggler on their machines.
  4. Alright, we'll chalk it up to a language barrier, but it's not common to end sentences with exclamation marks just for the sake of doing so. Exclamation marks, similar to question marks and other forms of punctuation are used to convey meaning. The meaning conveyed by your statement, paired with your exclamation mark, was not a good one. Just take it as a friendly suggestion (If you wish to do so) that when using forums (Where users can only determine meaning from what YOU write {And punctuate}), it's best to limit use of exclamation marks as they generally convey argumentative, inflammatory, or angry statements. It will keep you from being misunderstood. I apologize if that was the case here and I jumped on you a bit. Back to the exclude list, I can't find a mention of this now, and that makes me sad... I sincerely hope that this feature gets included in an upcoming release, as it would be VERY handy... You definitely don't want to defrag a .vhd when it's in use... It sucks... lol
  5. Well, I was pretty sure that it was in the release notes for one of the recent releases, maybe I was wrong. It is a necessary feature however. Clearly you do not have large files, such as .vhd's, that you wouldn't want to move around constantly. Also, perhaps you're not familiar with forum etiquette, but exclamation points are considered rude. Thanks for your response however, even though you don't seem to understand the feature.
  6. I just wanted to follow up on this. Does anyone happen to know? Thanks Again,
  7. That would be a handy feature for some things I guess. I don't think that Defraggler would be able to move the pagefile.sys or hiberfile.sys though, as they would likely be in use by Windows (Hence the inability of Defraggler to Defrag them). Other files though this should work for. Not the Volume Information either, but you would probably want this at the end of the drive rather than the front...
  8. Are you an administrator? If you go to the directory that the update was installed on and right click on the folder and view the properties, is it read only? What operating system are you running?
  9. Yeah, I would like this feature. I actually made this same suggestion in the Defraggler Suggestions thread a bit ago... Hopefully someone's reading that and can implement that feature as I think it would be really nice. Defraggler is a great program, but there is some room for improvement. I think this is one of those features.
  10. Hm... Does it confuse early adopters? All of the defragging tools I have used (Including the Windows tool AFAIR - haven't used it since they destroyed it in Vista) count files in one piece as being in one fragment. If it isn't in two or more fragments then it is in one 'part' and as such is not fragmented. This has really become a pretty complex discussion because technically a fragment IS a part of a larger whole. Regardless though, the rest of the industry uses these conventions (One fragment means the file is in one piece), so I think that it makes sense to stick with this convention. It's been in place for a very long time and isn't going to change at this point. Whether it's technically incorrect or not is a side issue, as it is how it's always been conveyed, and the users should be used to that at this point. I don't think many people will be confused. It's not a great leap to come to the conclusion that a file in one fragment is not fragmented. If it were fragmented there would have to be more than one 'part'... Contrary, I believe that changing it to 0 fragments would add confusion for users (And possibly fear), as they would see that as the file not existing. I can see it now: "What did Defraggler do to all of my files, they're all gone..."
  11. Hi everyone, I saw that in the last release Defraggler added the much requested "Exclude this file" list. I can't figure out how to exclude a file though. Anyone interested in directing this nitwit to a feature that I'm really excited about? Pleeeeeeeease? Thanks,
  12. Well, I'm not sure how it would impact speed (Though I imagine there would be a noticeable impact), but changing that often might be a bit too fast for people to see / read. Especially for smaller files and such. That's just my thought here, but the file name display would likely be blazingly brief... *Is "blazingly" a word? Well, I'm making it one... It means really, really fast... HAHA*
  13. Oh, haha... My bad... That'll teach me to multi-task... Thanks,
  14. M_Lyons10


    As far as I know that can't be done at the moment, but that's not a bad suggestion. I would support such an option. It would be helpful particularly for newer users that are getting used to the application. Might aid in adoption...
  15. I haven't set anything. Out of the box Vista turns the machine off when you shut it down, but it acts more as a hibernate. It saves state and restores at startup. Nothing was changed. I can manually shut it down by selecting that option from the Shut Down Menu, but the main shut down option hibernates... :? When I first received the computer I researched this a bit and it seemed like a standard feature of Vista to speed up startup.
  16. Another handy feature would be to have Defraggler make a note somewhere as to what sort of Defrag you chose (For long running stuff like a full Defrag). It can take a long time, and sometimes you forget if you just did a full defrag, or a defrag of free space, etc. Maybe change the title of the form? Although I still think the percentage should populate the title, as if the form is minimized you have no idea what it's doing. Also, when defraging individual files, the option to move selected files to the end of the drive should apply and move these files to the end of the drive when stipulated. Also, the option to move all files in a directory to the end of the drive would be handy. I'm thinking for the System Volume Information specifically. Maybe as a default option?
  17. What? Is that the date it came out of Beta? I'm a bit confused... Thanks,
  18. Yeah, I didn't think that Defraggler was still in Beta... If so it's really stable... LOL I have a feature request though. How about an option to sort the File List on the columns when it is Defraging the drive. It still shows the File List, but when you just go to Defrag the drive, it seems to lock sorting... That would be pretty handy. Thanks.
  19. That remark was an example, it was not directed specifically at you. However, given that you are not updating your Operating System (Which is a rather integral part of securing your machine), it was meant as a warning. I am glad that you have invested in an Anti-Virus program, however that is not enough. Windows XP Sp3 was largely a security release. I have SP3 installed on 7 machines and have experienced NO problems. Not to say that someone, somewhere hasn't had a problem, but I have not heard of many people having a problem with the Service Pack itself. Most problems were either virus related, or user caused. Given the severity of the damage that can be caused by many of the virus' out there now, there's just no excuse for avoiding a security update that is now almost a year old...
  20. M_Lyons10


    ...and is potentially VERY dangerous if used incorrectly / accidentally...
  21. Agreed YoKenny. I don't understand people that avoid security and vulnerability updates... With all of the malicious code out there and the ease of accidentally downloading something (Especially with MySpace and other social networking sites), it makes absolutely NO SENSE to not install updates when they come out. I don't know how to drive this home better. There are still people that don't believe in Anti-Virus / Anti-Spyware programs...
  22. I may be wrong here but under Vista I have not been able to defrag the Restore Point Information (System Volume Information) with anything. Perhaps Windows accesses these files at boot and as a result they're shown as in use and cannot be defragged? I mean the Vista shut down isn't a true shut down either, so who knows when it accesses things...
  23. Wow, these are some particular bugs. I vote they just change it to "1 file(s) are in the block. Click to view the file list." This would be grammatically correct as the (s) would take precedence. This is how it is fairly commonly done. No need to trim strings and such for something like this...
  24. It will start over. The reason for this I believe is that between runs Defraggler has no way of knowing what has been changed, moved, saved, etc. on your system... So each Defrag is a new instance... Hope that helps.
  25. Are you using Windows Vista? I ask because if so this has been discussed a LOT on the forums here and it is the result of Windows creating Restore Points when the files are being defragged... They get overwritten by new Restore Points as they are made though, so that shouldn't be a big issue. I would still like this to be resolved, but thus far it has not. Hope that helps.
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