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"Free disk defragmenter for Windows? No way there's no such thing I can trust!" I guess you recognize these words... and if you never thought or said something like it that's even better! Speaking for myself I used various commercial disk defragmenters for Windows in the late 90s and the first part of the current decade until I discovered some free tool that was really capable of getting the job done properly so I moved into the free disk defragmenters world. I don't remember exactly the tool that made me discover this world but today the time has come to play with one that I had in my sights for quite a while - Auslogics Disk Defrag.
First of all let me tell you that this is not a software review it's just a hint with some screenshots and my impressions after using this program for a few hours. Sure only a few hours for now but I am sure I won't remove this free disk defragmenter anytime soon and if you wonder about the reasons I'll tell you right away!
If there's something to say about Auslogics' Disk Defrag really quick I think three words should be enough: fast free and fast again but it goes much deeper than that believe me!
When I say "fast" that even includes the download and setup parts but since I told you already this is not a review let me just tell you that I chose to analyze my hard drive and after finding out that my boot partition was 30% fragmented I decided to defragment it. After starting the operation I got back to my browsing and in about 10-15 minutes I got back to Disk Defrag to check how where things going. My 25GB drive with over 23GB of data on it was already defragmented and I am sure that this says it all...
... but if you really want to hear more here's a little hint: while Disk Defrag's interface make it look like a very simple on-demand defragmenting tool for Windows the serious stuff is located in the Settings window (just open the Settings menu and click on Program Settings... to access it).
What kind of goodies? Scheduled defragmenting auto defrag (for example if you go away from the computer for more than 10 minutes the program can start the defragmentation process automatically) color themes... and it doesn't stop here but this is where I stop so there you have it!
Auslogics Disk Defrag may not be the best free disk defragmenter for Windows but it's a damn good piece of code and you shouldn't skip trying it no matter if you already use a commercial or free alternative to it. Give it a try and you will be amazed believe me. Good luck! ;)