10+ Free Windows Defragmentation Software

by on March 4th, 2010

As much as you use your computer it would start to slow down gradually, and its overall performance and response time start decreasing. Its time to defrag your PC physical drives. When you add / delete files on your computer hard disk, these files get scattered there in an irregular manner and by the passage of time cause the computer to take longer in accessing and locating these files so resulting in slowing down your computer. That’s why, you need to defrag the file system every now and then to keep your computer running at its best level. Windows has a built-in defragmentation tool called the Disk Defragmenter, but it is said not to be so much efficient. Here are 10 plus free best alternatives for windows default Defragmenter.

Auslogics Disk Defrag

A compact and fast defragmentation tool that supports both FAT 16/32, and NTFS file systems. It’s supplied with advanced disk optimization techniques, which will remedy your system sluggishness and crashes caused by disk fragmentation.

File System: FAT16, FAT32, NTFS

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Contig

A single-file defragmenter that attempts to make files contiguous on disk. Its perfect for quickly optimizing files that are continuously becoming fragmented, or that you want to ensure are in as few fragments as possible.

File System: NTFS

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Defraggler

A file defragmentation tool. It differs from other defrag tools on the market, by enabling you to quickly and simply defrag the files you want to, without having to process the whole drive. Simply run it, select the file and defragment in seconds.

File System: FAT32, NTFS

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DiskTune

A freeware defragmentation program for Windows XP/2003 Server/Vista (32-bit and 64-bit). It supports FAT16, FAT32 and NTFS file systems.

File System: FAT16, FAT32, NTFS

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MyDefrag

MyDefrag (previously JK Defrag) a disk defragmenter and optimizer (a maintenance utility to make your harddisk faster) for Windows 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, 2008, Win7, and for X64. It is freeware, no time limit, fully functional, no advertisements. Fast, low overhead, with many optimization strategies, can handle floppies, USB disks, memory sticks, and anything else that looks like a disk to Windows.

File System: FAT16, FAT32, NTFS

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PageDefrag

PageDefrag is a program, developed by Sysinternals (now distributed by Microsoft), for Microsoft Windows that runs at start-up to defrag the virtual memory page file and the Registry files.

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Quicksys Disk Defrag

Quicksys Disk Defrag is a free disk defragmenter and optimizer for Microsoft Windows® with high technology that aims to rearrange the fragments of files on disk, to be continuously and in order, so that the performance and search speed of the disc increases. Besides defragmenting the disk, Quicksys Disk Defrag has a system called QSICA (Quicksys Intelligent Clusters Allocation) for clusters optimization.

File System: NTFS, FAT16, FAT32

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Smart Defrag

Smart Defrag is an automatic disk defragmenter that keeps your hard drive space from becoming overly defragemented, which can cause slower disk performance. It works continuously in the background while your computer is idle and does not require further user intervention for basic maintenance. The program also includes a manual defrag option as well as support for scheduled defragmentations and with optional file system optimization.

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SpeeDefrag

SpeeDefrag is the exclusive freeware program, which optimizes Windows defrag. It restarts your computer, which refreshes the RAM and loads just the defrag.exe program. This imposes minimum load on the system and therefore defragmentation speed is increased. This small software will also shutdown or restart your computer automatically once defrag is over. It supports scheduling of defrag and now it also performs disk checking before defrag.

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UltimateDefrag

UltimateDefrag is not just a defragger but also a hard drive file placement optimizer that enables you to defrag and place your files in the areas on your hard drive where you achieve maximum performance. 80% of the time you only use 20% of the files on your hard drive. UltimateDefrag places your rarely used files out of the way and onto the slower performing areas of your hard drive making your drive perform like a new, almost-empty drive.

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UltraDefrag

UltraDefrag is a powerful Open Source Defragmentation tool for Windows Platform. It is very fast, because the defragmenting is done via the kernel-mode driver.

File System: NTFS, FAT12, FAT16, FAT32

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2 Reviews

  1. rono says:

    Try jk defrag or puran defrag

  2. John Cain says:

    Hello,

    Great list of free programs, many are very good!

    One of my favourite free programs to use is “SmartDefrag” its 100% free and works great, I found it from a magazine.

    But I do find that businesses and schools don’t always feel safe using “free” defrag software as they feel that “free” means “cheap” another way of getting it over to them is to say its “Opensource” as that sounds much better.

    I have setup numerous schools and companies with Defrag Software and the software of choice for me would always be TuneUp or O&O Defrag as both of those optimize when the computer is on screen saver, or does it automatically.

    TuneUp can keep computers running and extend there life without having to format because it simply optimizes and cleans everything! (Including Defrag!)

    I hope this helps you make your mind up on what program to use, and if you have the money commercial programs.

    Once agian, thanks for your great post!