I’m not sure if I’m the only crazy one but I was kinda disappointed when I fired up XP’s built-in defragmenter and found out all I got is this tiny bar which changes colours as it defrags your hard disk. No longer do I get to see tiny coloured boxes jumping about.
I’m sure a lot of you are not bat-shit crazy like me so these are the features Piriform is advertising for Defraggler:
Defrag Individual Files
Most defragmentation tools only let you defrag the whole drive. Defraggler gives you the power to select individual files and folders to defrag. So you can get the job done in seconds, rather than waiting for the whole drive to complete. Of course if you want to defrag the whole drive Defraggler will let you do that too.
Compact and Portable
Defraggler was written in the same compact architecture as other Piriform products (CCleaner and Recuva). This results in a compact single EXE application, which can be copied to a thumbdrive and then used whenever you need it, without a complex installation process. The EXE itself is less than 1MB!
Defraggler supports all OSs released since Windows 2000, this includes Windows 2000, 2003, XP and Vista. 64-bit support has also just been added! Additionally Defraggler supports both NTFS and FAT32 file systems.
Locate Files on the Drive
After analysis Defraggler lists all the fragmented files on the drive. Selecting one or many will highlight their location on the disk. Allowing you to visually see the location of files on the disk.
Why pay hundreds of dollars for a commercial defragmentation tool, when you can use Defraggler for free! This includes corporate use as well!
I’m not sure if Defraggler works better than XP’s disk defragmenter. It seems to take a little longer so far but that just means more time to look at the pretty colours!!
Edit: Maybe those running Vista can give it a try and see if works better than what Vista is providing.