Solved Why is Piriform Defraggler taking so long?

February 5, 2016 at 06:25:07
Specs: Windows 7
PC Specs:
Manufacturer: ASUSTek computer Inc.
System: Windows Home Premium
System type: 64 bit
CPU: Intel Core i5-3210 2.50 GHz
-Total space: 372,3 GB
-Used space: 68,8 GB
-Free Space: 303,5

Software Specs
Manufacturer and Software:
-Piriform, Defraggler

The question here is why is Defraggler taking so long, and how can i speed it up?

Note: I've read the the forum on the Piriform side, and done all the tips and tricks there...

Piriform Defraggler is taking really long on defraggling. I am defraggling my hardrive and I just have 2 files fragmented and total of 6 fragmentations with a size of 60 MB, and it says it's going to take 5 hours.

Thanks in advance for all you helpers out there.

Kind Regards: Xartizax

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February 5, 2016 at 09:03:37
mmm Defraggler... at first I thought you had a typo... until I did a trawl for the item... which is of course seemingly bona-fide...

There are more than a few discussions about it being slow... The one below is one of them:

Interestingly the above discussion does seem to get a little heated in some quarters...

If you google for:

Piriform defraggler slow

you'll get the above hit - and many more...

Often better/wiser to run defrag and other "genuinely useful" utilities in safe-mode....

Having tried a few third-party defrag items over the years.. I find the built-in Windows one generally OK. It may not have quite the full range of options that some third-party utils do - but then does one really need them (I do note that Prifiorm defragler is apparently free; but again does one need it?)

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February 5, 2016 at 09:28:15
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Did you just select the files that need to be defragged or are you defragging the entire HDD?

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February 5, 2016 at 10:41:04
They seem to have to come to the conclusion that deleting your restoration points may be a good option, but I have already deleted all system restore points, and on top of that, I've excluded defraggling system restore points.

When it comes to needing it, I accidently ruined the program, when I upgraded to Windows 10 and then downgraded it again....

Kind Regards

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February 5, 2016 at 10:45:33
Well I defragged the whole HDD, instead of just checking the files.

Checking the files actually seemed to do the trick...

I thank you both for submitting answers, so fast.
May you both find solutions to your problems

Kind Regards

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February 5, 2016 at 14:46:48
Windows defragger does a good job.
Set a schedule weekly or daily at a time when you least use the computer.

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February 6, 2016 at 01:40:30
As I said above, i kind of ruined my Windows Defaggler when upgrading to Windows 10, and then downgrading it again to Windows 7

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