Defraggler is a program that serves as a disk defragmenter. It was created by the authors of CCleaner and Recuva, applications that we have also been in charge of recommending.Defraggler is a simple and easy-to-use tool that has as a new feature the possibility of defragmenting individual files or folders, and therefore does not require to do it on the entire hard disk or storage unit, as it does with other applications similar to this.
During the defragmentation process, Defraggler reports about the files remaining to be defragmented and the number of sectors among which it remains divided. This information is displayed visually through very intuitive graphs that help to understand how the process is developing. On the map, the free disk sectors are represented in white, while the fragmented sectors are shown in red, and the correct spaces are shown in red.
One thing that takes into account this tool is the defragmentation of disk sectors that are empty, but which in turn are separated. The idea is to join these blocks, so that when a large file is copied there will be contiguous space available and there is no need to distribute it in several sectors. This technique helps to dramatically improve performance.
In a previous version has been incorporated into this software a very interesting advanced function is to move certain files towards the end of the hard drive. The goal of this technique is to reduce the access time to the data because in the first sectors of the disk will be stored the files to which it is accessed more frequently, while the heavier files that are opened very occasionally, as may be the case with films, the latter sectors are targeted.
It is possible to configure this program so that, once the defragmentation process is finished, automatically shut down the PC. You can also associate it with Windows Scheduled Tasks and schedule it to run automatically from time to time. The user can continue working and running any other program without having to interrupt this process, since Defraggler is able to work in the background without consuming too many resources and without affecting its operation.
The last edition adds a function that is responsible for moving certain files or folders to the last sectors of the disk. This can be useful for storing data that is virtually inaccessible, for example it can be used to move backups and other files to which it will occasionally recur or in cases of emergency.
Defraggler 2.20 (2.20.989) is the latest version (updated January 2016) of this free software. Works on Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista and XP including both 32-bit and 64-bit versions; and for both NTFS and FAT32 partitions. It is lightweight (3MB) and portable. It is available in Spanish.This new version increases the speed of defragmentation by up to 30%, which greatly improves the performance of the application.