Four Free Windows 7 ready defragmenter

In this post we won’t talk about Windows-7-defrag

When you are looking for another better, faster and free defragmenting software for your Windows-7 system and stumbled across this post, I’m sure you will find this post very useful.

Why is defragmenting so important for your system performance

“[defragmentation is a process that reduces the amount of fragmentation in file systems. [] The presence of immovable system files, especially a swap file, can impede defragmentation. These files can be safely moved when the operating system is not in use. [] The outer tracks of a hard disk have a higher transfer rate than the inner tracks, therefore placing files on the outer tracks increases performance. []”

via Wikipedia


4. Smart Defrag

Smart Defrag is an application with full and ease of functionality. Smart Defrag doesn’t only offer the possibility to defragment your system, it also can optimize your systems file access time, by moving the most commonly used system files to the fastest areas of the hard-drive.

Auto Defrag is beside Smart Defrag’s optimize-system-files the most interesting feature.

Auto Defrag (standard setting) is very practical, because it works quietly in the background when the system is idle, this feature gives Smart Defrag the possibility for a real-time defragmentation.

now watch Smart Defrag in action

Read CNet’s review and download Smart Defrag

“Overall, if you would like a handy defragger with options for scheduling and more, this is a great defragger for both novices and more experienced users.”

from here

3. Defraggler

Defraggler is very fast and there is no better defragger when it comes to a speed comparison with other defragment software.

Bad is that the fastest possibity to defrag is to click “Analyze” besides defrag fragmented files that are listed accordingly, also there is a DOS version of Defraggler with optional command lines but that is not available 🙁 [scripting!]

Hopefully there’ll be some further options for analyzing and defragmenting listed files. also a defrag-lite-version during system idle time would be desirable.

now watch Defraggler in action

“Freeware file defragmentation utility Defraggler analyzes your hard drive for fragmented files and can selectively defrag the ones you choose. The graphical interface is darn sweet.”


more Defraggler – Reviews and Testimonials vialogo

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2. MyDefrag

MyDefrag is actually the successor to a very popular program called JkDefrag.


“…has been a favorite among many computer users for years. It provides stability and performance within a very lightweight package.”


via “Best Free Disk De-fragmenter

Unlike many other programs, the software itself has no real GUI or user interface. Instead of a graphical interface, MyDefrag creates a list of functions within the Start menu. Some of these options:

  • Slow optimize,
  • Fast Update,
  • Almost Optimize,
  • Flash memory disks,
  • Analyze only,
  • Only defragment, …

Once you’ve chosen an option, this process will be automatically adjusted on all hard-drives (partitions) on your system.

Intro MyDefrag:

“MyDefrag is extremely solid because it is based on the standard defragmentation API by Microsoft, a system library that is included in Windows 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, 2008, and Win7. Most defragmenters are based on this API, …”

now watch MyDefrag in action

A great thing is that MyDefrag offers a variety of additional features which have been programmed by several members of the MyDefrag Forum (shall we call it community?) If you have a request, post it into the forum Requests for new features, this was my decision why MyDefrag lands here on the second place.

1. Auslogic’s Disk Defrag

Auslogic has apparently learned something from JkDefrag / MyDefrag, so cut me off Auslogic Defrag at best.

It offers professional features that must be paid in commercial software such as O & O Professional or Diskeeper, to name just two.

With the latest version Auslogic Defrag extended their version with an optimization mode and the ability to move the system files to the faster part of the disk. I also like the powerful graphical interface.

Although the freeware version of Auslogics Disk Defrag is a home version, it is exactly right for the normal and highly demanded user

Auslogics offers two different files for installation, as usual an installer version, but also a portable version for the use with an USB stick [use Auslogic Disk Defrag on multiple computers without any installation!” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen>



Auslogic’s Disk Defrag vs. Smart Defrag vs.Defraggler

A few features

  • Auto-defrag mode
  • Single file or folder defragmentation
  • Scheduled defragmentation
  • etc.

now watch Auslogic’s Disk Defrag in action

“Another company investing heavily in product development of late is Auslogics with its Auslogics Disk Defrag offering. The last few releases have seen the team add the ability to defragment single files and folders, schedule operations and update the program’s algorithm for improved performance. ..


Now you have the choice.