WinContig v3.0.0.1

billon on 22 Oct 2020
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Oct 2020
  • 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.

Runs on: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? See:

13 comments on WinContig  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

gbrao 2021-02-28 23:18

WRT __philippe post (2018-09-12 08:35) on sysinternals CONTIG v1.8 :

The 64-bit version does not work. The 32-bit works OK.

I lost a lot of time, thought I was doing something wrong.


appsuser 2019-11-27 20:17

Although a little difficult to figure out, have successfully used this to defragment fragmented .ISO files resulting from an AnyBurn .IMG file conversion.


__philippe 2018-09-12 08:35

Sysinternals' lean Contig.exe v1.8 (248KB) CLI will defrag selected files just as well…;-)

Bonus point: still behaves under WinXP...;-)


portafreeuser 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.


portafreeuser 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 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.


Mark 2009-05-19 06:42

Is ok, But prefer JKDegrag.
Why isn't JKDefrag in this list? It is extremely portable, and very effective. I recommend JKD over this.

Psytechnic 2009-04-08 16:04

An excellent program. Provided you go to the homepage like everyone should, you will understand how this works and I have to say, this is some fine freeware. It does exactly what it says and at a competitive speed. Very impressive. Now a part of my toolkit.

Tom 2008-01-07 11:41

Dear AdonisHill,
just select it from Options menu -> Language.

mapi 2007-08-27 09:48

BSOD while starting :'(

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