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WinContig v2.2.0.0

billon on 20 Aug 2017
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by MarcoNovaro

WinContig is an easy-to-use file defragmentation program that allows defrag of parts of the drive. This is useful for squeezing extra performance out of important or frequently used files or programs without wasting time and energy cleaning up the rest of the drive.

Note that this is recommended only on magnetic disks. Flash-based drives (SSDs and thumb drives) don't benefit from defragmentation and such maintenance tools can reduce the life of the drive.

The program engine is based on the standard Microsoft defragmentation API and allows you to group files into profiles, accepting a number of available command-line switches for additional control.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WinContig.exe or WinContig64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: UltraDefrag
What's new?
  • Now it is possible to include/esclude subfolders when processing folders.
  • Some minor bugs fixed.
Latest comments
portafreeuser on 2011-11-06 22:13

The recent and current version (v1) have been very good on my Windows XP SP3 system. I went back to WinContig because for some reason the recent version of Defraggler is really slower than before on my computer. I like Defraggler too, but this newer version of WinContig is extremely fast and I like the built in system check and deleting of temporary files. I like defraggler's interface better, but they are both excellent programs. The wonderful thing about freeware is we can use both! Thanks to the WinContig creator(s) for making another excellent fuss-free program. The exclusion list is also really handy.

portafreeuser on 2011-11-06 22:57

aw, i just ran v1 and it crashed on my XP SP3 system. So I guess they don't have all the bugs worked out yet. To bad.

portafreeuser on 2012-02-09 05:28

OK, I ran a newer version on my XP SP3 system and it worked just fine. Thanks for a nice easy defrag program with some nice display information and command line features. I actually like how the pre-version 1 versions looked better (less cluttered), but at least this works and doesn't crash and is portable and simple.

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UltraDefrag v7.0.2

billon on 18 Dec 2016
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Dec 2016
  • Suggested by pagliaro

UltraDefrag manages file fragmentation on to improve file access time and overall system speed of magnetic (non-SSD) drives. The program includes quick and full defragmentation modes for frequent or occasional (usually monthly) optimization on NTFS, FAT and exFAT-formatted drives. The program is optimized for efficiency and speed versus other available tools and can be paused mid-defrag. See FAQ for usage suggestions.

Supports over 40 world languages and includes a command-line version.

Alternatively, UltraDefrag Portable switches automatically between the 32/64-bit versions and cleans up the fragmentation details left behind on drives.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes. If reporting is disabled
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the "PORTABLE EDITION" ZIP package based on your processor:

    • For 32-bit Intel and AMD: ultradefrag-portable-X.X.X.bin.i386.zip
    • For 64-bit Intel and AMD: ultradefrag-portable-X.X.X.bin.amd64.zip
    • Intel Itanium only: ultradefrag-portable-X.X.X.bin.ia64.zip
    (If you're not sure, SIV is a tool to help find out what kind of processor you have.)

  2. Extract to a folder of your choice
  3. Delete unnecessary language files in locale and po folders
  4. Launch ultradefrag.exe
Optionally:
  • Disable automatic version check: go to Settings, Graphical interface, and then Options. Modify "disable_latest_version_check = 0" to "disable_latest_version_check = 1".
  • Specify the location of log files: under Options edit log_file_path = ""
Similar/alternative apps: Defraggler, WinContig
What's new?
  • Graphical and command line tools were optimized for speed and size.
  • The following translations were updated: Arabic, Filipino (Tagalog), Iloko, Indonesian, Japanese, Ukrainian, Uzbek (Latin).
Latest comments
misan on 2013-08-14 21:12

Because of the different strategies of most defrag apps you can do more false then right:
if you're using Vista/7/8 use the build-in defragmenter on a regular basis,
if you use XP my favourite is DiskDefrag on a regular basis,
if you defragment your hard disk, please use only one app for it.

I'm not a 'fanboy' of Auslogics DiskDefrag or any of their other products.

avi-aryan on 2013-09-24 11:05

Ultra Defrag looks good and works fast . I downloaded it just after reading a review at http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-disk-de-fragmenter.htm . Just can't wait to see how it works when compared to all other defragmenters I have tried in the past.

PS - Can anyone help me how to enable Boot Time Defragmentation provided I use the portable version.

webfork on 2015-06-28 23:20

Avi-aryan: on the Boot Time Defrag, it's unfortunately still only available for the installed version.

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Defraggler v2.21.993

__philippe on 20 Aug 2017
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Mar 2016
  • Suggested by atao.m

Defraggler improves drive performance by organizing data at a file system level. Since files over time spread out over a drive, occasional "defragmentation" can help reduce drive seek time. Uniquely, Defraggler can function at a file or folder-level to help clean up specific areas, or the whole disk. The program will also list fragmented files and their locations.

The package includes both 32-bit and a 64-bit versions, as well as a command line program. This tool is not recommended for SSD drives or other flash-based media.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrative rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Defraggler.exe.
Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: WinContig
What's new?
  • Improved Analysis and Defrag performance.
  • Improved memory usage and management architecture.
  • Optimized 64-bit builds on Windows 8 and 10.
  • Improved update checking process.
  • Updated exception handling and reporting.
  • Improved localization and language support.
  • Minor GUI improvements.
  • Minor bug fixes.
Latest comments
billon on 2014-03-24 19:14

Checker hate Defraggler :)

Checker on 2014-03-25 14:25

:D
Sorry, I really missed that.

webfork on 2014-03-29 16:12

Thanks checker

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HDiskDefrag v3.0.4

Emka on 16 Dec 2013
  • 244KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by AlephX

HDiskDefrag defragments FAT/NTFS partitions on non-removable hard disks. You can specify to clear temporary files and browser cache before defragmentation. You can also select whether to defragment system files and various methods of placement (by name, last access, last write).

Not recommended on SSD or flash-based media.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: May require administrator rights
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch HDiskDefrag.exe.
Latest comments
Ludwig Hagen on 2007-10-28 18:14

v2.0 available!!
http://www.withopf.com/tools/hdiskdefrag/

PRH on 2010-06-04 22:43

Dependencies: Needs admin rights

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PageDefrag v2.32

Checker on 15 Mar 2014
  • 106KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Hank7

PageDefrag allows you to defragment files that are normally not possible to defragment i.e. paging files, registry hives, event log files and Windows 2000/XP hibernation files. In addition, it shows the fragmentation level of these files so that you can make a decision about whether or not to defragment.

Note:

  • Speed benefits on a SSD-based (flash media) Windows installation will be minimal.
  • The program installs itself as a service and provides you with the option to run on next reboot, run with every reboot, or to remove the service. It can be run from removable media, but will modify the target machine permanently until the service is removed.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Windows registry. But given the nature of the application, I think it can be accepted as portable.
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch pagedfrg.exe.
Latest comments
u64 on 2010-07-05 01:03

While PageDefrag does what it says, i prefer UltraDefrag.
It's GPL, but not Portable by default, last i checked.
On the flip side as making it Portable we can put the
performance-sensitive files on the fastest area on the
Drive, the beginning.
Check with Windows Defrag (dfrg.msc) first, in case the swapfile
is already near the beginning. In rare cases i've seen old
UltraDefrag versions put the swap last on the drive. ouch
As always before Defrag, i suggest running chkdsk /f.


Create this file in Notepad, Save As Unicode-format.
ud-boot-time.cmd
;THIS FILE MUST BE SAVED AS UNICODE (UTF-16)
set UD_IN_FILTER=Pagefile;SysEvent;AppEvent;SecEvent;Windows\System32\config;ntuser;usrclass
udefrag -o -m c:
boot-off
echo boot-off
exit


UltraDefrag.bat
ultradefrag-3.3.0.bin.i386.exe /S
copy /y ud-boot-time.cmd %windir%\System32
%ProgramFiles%\UltraDefrag\bootexctrl /r defrag_native
reg add HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce /v unud /d "cmd /c %windir%\UltraDefrag\uninstall.exe /S" /f
reg add HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce /v unuc /d "cmd /c del %windir%\System32\ud-boot-time.cmd" /f
reg add HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce /v unul /d "cmd /c del %windir%\..\fraglist.luar" /f
reg add HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce /v unug /d "cmd /c rd /s /q %windir%\UltraDefrag" /f

The path to bootexctrl may differ on UltraDefrag versions!

Run the bat and UltraDefrag runs at next reboot.
And then uninstalls next time you login.

D1G1T4L3CH0 on 2011-05-11 15:43

I know this thread is a bit old now, but I wanted to comment on UltraDefrag.

It's a great application, and my preferred choice of the two as well. Thanks for your post on this u64. I wanted to note that now there is a portal version available from the sourceforge.net website for UltraDefrag, but it doesn't support boot time defrag since without installation, there would be no ud-boot-time.cmd file in the system32 directory. It can created and put in there, then the portable application will allow you to enable boot time defrag. This way you can avoid the install and uninstall with the UltraDefrag.bat script above. Good script though. But then, if it's a portable installation on a removable device, you probably shouldn't run boot time config unless that device is connected and accessible at boot time.

AdrianK_IT on 2013-05-07 17:23

The download link does not work; available from the website ie here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897426.aspx

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