Defrag settings & progress invisible?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by MPS, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. MPS

    MPS Guest

    Following a recent new install I decided to defrag now.

    In other OS I used to have a simple box with some choice of settings - do you want this or that and
    repeatedly etc.?

    Also one would have a large window showing the movemnet of data and clusters around the disk and one
    could see if the defrag would hang and estimate how many more hours ;-((

    Quite useful.

    Is it true that my current VISTA Home Premium does NOT show anything but a Defrag START button?

    I do not even see which of my 2 each 320 GB discs are being defragged...

    Am I overseeing something?

    Are there any reliable tools out there that will do the job the oldfashioned way?

    Looking forward,

    MPS, Sep 17, 2007
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  2. Two that I can think of:

    Perfect Disk


    Hank Arnold
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Server - Directory Services
    Hank Arnold (MVP), Sep 17, 2007
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  3. MPS

    MPS Guest

    Thanks Hank --

    am I right to assume from your suggestion these apps are compatible as well as harmless/safe to use
    with VISTA?

    I'd hate to mess up 740 Gigs of Data.

    Ciao, Maria
    MPS, Sep 17, 2007
  4. MPS

    Benjamin Guest

    Yeah, Diskeeper is certified for Vista, and it's automatic defrag work
    great. No need for scheduling with manual defrags. Diskeepe
    automatically takes care of defragmentation of the drives you specify
    quietly behind the scenes
    Benjamin, Sep 17, 2007
  5. They certainly are compatible. I've used both on Vista Home Premium
    (Diskeeper is my choice) for months now.

    I've not heard of a commercial mainstream defrag program that isn't
    safe. Complaints are usually about speed, effectiveness, price,
    interface and such.

    Regardless, always have a good, solid backup strategy.


    Hank Arnold
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Server - Directory Services
    Hank Arnold (MVP), Sep 18, 2007
  6. MPS

    MPS Guest

    Thanks guys,

    I will look into your suggestions and apps right after... my holiday break!


    MPS, Sep 20, 2007
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