Free Registry Defrag v3.0 Private

Checker on 10 May 2013

Free Registry Defrag optimizes your registry by removing gaps and wasted space, improving the system performance and freeing disk space. After running the program, you will need to reboot your system.

Works with Vista and Win7 64-bit. Note that speed benefits on a SSD-based (flash media) installation will be minimal.

System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and install to the default folder
  2. Copy RegDefrg.exe to a folder of your choice
  3. Uninstall the application
  4. Launch RegDefrg.exe
What's new? Win 7, Vista 64-bit support added

9 comments on Free Registry Defrag  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

mbirth 2007-03-26 09:16

Registry defragmentation doesn't bring any increase in performance in Win2k/XP/Vista.

ahoier 2007-03-26 12:13

From reading Tech Support Guy forums, they seem to frown/discourage registry cleaning, etc...they say it's not very necessary...though I didnt click the above comment link, Im sure it probably brings up the same points..

Some of these companies just want to make software, that says it does stuff, to make a quick buck I think :) No Im not saying programming is easy or anything...but many sources seem to think this sort of software is pointless.

What's the concensus?

GBJ 2007-03-26 16:24

I clean my registry regularly and keep it 'lean and mean.' Maybe all I save is a bit of file space, but why have useles registry keys and values from deleted programs cluttering up your registry ? Sort of like cleaning out the garage now and then. You may not need the extra space, but you still feel better about it after it's done. ;-)

linuxamp 2007-03-26 21:22

GBJ, you have to weigh out that decision.
Cleaning your registry may make you feel better but has almost no effect on performance/stability. If that [unsupported/free/cheap] registry cleaner makes one mistake, you could loose a lot. I'm not saying this is a bad program but you have to put a lot of trust in a registry cleaner.

Scott 2007-03-26 23:29

I used to use registry cleaners, but after a period of time strange errors would creep in and it pointed back to an overly aggressive registry cleaner. I do use them to hunt down specific problems (such as uninstall that didn't work 100% and is interfering with the system ops, like Norton often does), but that's it, and even then I am extra cautious.

I have used programs like NTREGOPT which only compresses the registry and doesn't alter what's in it.

APi 2007-04-24 07:33

Maybe a registry defragmenter makes you startup windows 1s faster. But the startup is about 30s - 60s. You can't feel the difference of 1s.
Second, cleaning the registry is veeery dangerous. A lot of times and a lot of formats made me understand to even not download them. Magazines and sites says "Very good software". Bullshit!!!

Gutmann 2007-12-14 05:53

I think that the new release 2.35 is nagware and writes rubbish in the registry... The settings are saved locally, and the size of the application is about 2 MB.

Zandy 2010-10-17 20:17

PageDefrag from SysInternals?

Tomas 2010-11-11 13:26

Well, I was using that kind of software on my Windows95 back in the 90's and I must say that it REALLY HELPED A LOT. I first got the registry cleaned of unnecessary entries and then defragmented them, making the registry files [USER.DAT and SYSTEM.DAT - I think :-) ] MUCH SMALER, resulting in better performance in overall. I hope this is gonna be what I get after trying this stuff for the first time "outside" the W95, wish me luck ;-D

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