At a Glance
- Fast defragging; Great control over defragging; Moves system files to beginning of hard disk
- Windows defragger may work fine
Defragment your hard disk to increase performance.
Is your PC acting sluggish, and you don’t know why? The problem
may be that your hard disk is defragmented, slowing down the time
it takes your applications to load, and the time it takes to open
and save files. Typically, when you open and then save files, the
files are saved on different locations on your hard disk, and so
Windows has to gather them up from multiple locations.
The free Auslogics Disk Defrag solves the problem by combing
through your hard disk, finding fragmented files, and then
defragmenting them–storing all their parts contiguously to one
another so that they can be opened more quickly.
First tell the program to analyze your hard disk to check its
defragmentation level. It’s exceptionally fast, and zipped through
80 gigabytes of files on my hard disk in a few short minutes.
Auslogics Disk Defrag reports back on the percentage of your hard
disk that’s defragmented, and shows you a map of your hard disk,
detailing which sections are fragmented. It also recommends whether
the disk needs to be defragmented.
Tell Auslogics Disk Defrag to defragment your hard disk, and it
quickly does the job, showing you its progress on the map, so that
you can see a visual representation of fragmented files moved and
Auslogics Disk Defrag gives you a great deal of control over how
defragmentation works, including what priority it should get if
other programs are running. You can even exclude certain folders
from being defragmented, set a defragmentation schedule, and more.
There’s also an option for moving system files to the beginning of
your hard disk, to speed up performance. That will increase defrag
time, but will increase your PC’s speed.
If you’re happy with Windows’ built-in defragger, you won’t need
this program. But if you want more control over defragging and the
ability to move system files to the beginning of your hard disk to
speed up access, the free Auslogics Disk Defrag is well worth the