defrag comand vs defrag windows

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by species8350, May 6, 2007.

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    species8350 Guest


    I have read that using degrag from a command line is better that using
    the programme from windows.

    The programme presumably is the same, so can someone tell me the
    advantages of loading the programme through the command prompt.

    species8350, May 6, 2007
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    Acidburns Guest

    In addition to spcies' question; Can you view a fragentation map in vista?
    if so, How?
    Acidburns, May 6, 2007
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  3. Why do you feel the need to view a map? When you save a file to disk
    do you feel compelled to view a map of where it's being saved? I'm
    not trying to be a wise ass, I just really curious about the
    compulsion people have to view a map during defrag operations.
    Ashton Crusher, May 7, 2007
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    Acidburns Guest

    In my particular instance I wanted to view a map because I had a 140gb hdd
    with 100gb free, except windows would only let me shrink the partition 7gig.

    I wanted to see whether data towards the end was stopping me from shrinking
    further. Viewing a map would tell me yes or no, defrag would fix and let me
    shrink further. no data would make me look into it further.

    I'm not compelled to look at a defrag map for any reason other than
    Acidburns, May 7, 2007
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    Chad Harris Guest

    Chad Harris, May 7, 2007
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    Chad Harris Guest

    Hi species 8350--

    Defrag from command line is not "better" but it has multiple switches so it
    has some options:

    A quick note about Defrag.exe parameters in Windows Vista

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
    Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    Description: Locates and consolidates fragmented files on local volumes to
    improve system performance.

    Syntax: defrag <volume> -a [-v]
    defrag <volume> [{-r | -w}] [-f] [-v]
    defrag -c [{-r | -w}] [-f] [-v]


    Value Description

    <volume> Specifies the drive letter or mount point path of the volume
    be defragmented or analyzed.

    -c Defragments all volumes on this computer.

    -a Performs fragmentation analysis only.

    -r Performs partial defragmentation (default). Attempts to
    consolidate only fragments smaller than 64 megabytes (MB).

    -w Performs full defragmentation. Attempts to consolidate all
    fragments, regardless of their size.

    -f Forces defragmentation of the volume when free space is low.

    -v Specifies verbose mode. The defragmentation and analysis
    is more detailed.

    -? Displays this help information.


    defrag d:
    defrag d:\vol\mountpoint -w -f
    defrag d: -a -v
    defrag -c -v

    Chad Harris, May 7, 2007
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    DP Guest

    If you have more than one drive, it lets you specify the drive. In the GUI
    version, I think it defrags all your drives.
    DP, May 7, 2007
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    Mick Guest

    what we all want is the % bar that was in XP.
    It does help to know how long the thing is going to take to defrag; not be
    at the whim on microsoft
    Mick, May 7, 2007
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    species8350 Guest


    Thanks for the detail

    I'll read you Blog.

    best wishes


    Ps. Any idea how long it will take to defrag a drive: 42GB used, 180GB
    1.8 Dual core processor, 1GB RAM. Machine 1 month old - not used a lot
    species8350, May 7, 2007
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    species8350 Guest


    I agree

    Ps. feel free to answer the question I put to Chad - if you like

    Best wishes
    species8350, May 7, 2007
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