Piriform's Defraggler

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by Shankle, Jan 27, 2013.

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  1. Shankle

    Shankle Registered Member

    May 2, 2006
    I am a contributor to Defraggler and Ccleaner so these comments
    are intended to be constructive.
    Running Windows 8 upgrade on a HP Pavilion 64-bit.
    I do regular maintenance and have no viruses.
    Defraggler is running very slow.
    When the defragmented files reach zero and the percent is,
    lets say 60%, it continues to run until 100%. Why??
    The time remaining might as well not be there as it's so inaccurate.
  2. xxJackxx

    xxJackxx Registered Member

    Oct 23, 2008
    I suspect that when products have a progress amount it is based on the number of operations it will perform. For a defragger it may be a percentage based on the total number of files, but not all files will be the same size. A single file of 4GB would only count as one file but would take longer to defrag than a file of 32KB.
  3. Isso

    Isso Developer

    Mar 28, 2009
    I guess it might be consolidating the free space. Lot of defragmenters work in two passes - first they defragment the files, then they consolidate the free space. Advanced defragmenters do both operations in a single pass.

    It's quite difficult to accurately estimate the remaining time for a defragmenting operation, so it's expected.
  4. sm1

    sm1 Registered Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Defraggler is slow in windows 8. Even the simple file defrag with no consolidation is slower than when I used it in vista in the same hardware.
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