Auslogics Disk Defrag - Portable Defrag Tool

Auslogics Disk Defrag is a free and portable disk defragmenting tool designed for fast optimization of modern hard disks. File fragmentation has been known to cause slow startups and shutdowns, slow performance and even crashes. Using this tool can help keep a PC in good running order while freeing up disk space.

This free disk defrag utility uses a very clean and professional looking user interface, provides visuals of the defragmenting process and includes a detailed report.

Auslogics Disk Defrag

Auslogics Disk Defrag

Auslogics Disk Defrag is a software utility designed to optimize the performance of a computer's hard drive by defragmenting files and arranging them in a more efficient manner. Fragmentation occurs when a file is stored in non-contiguous clusters on a hard drive, leading to slower data access times. Disk defragmentation reorganizes these files, reducing the time it takes for the computer to read and write data.

Here are some of its key features:

  • Optimization: The software reorganizes fragmented files and consolidates free space, which can result in faster file access times and improved system performance.
  • Scheduled Defragmentation: You can set up scheduled defragmentation tasks to ensure that your hard drive remains optimized regularly without manual intervention.
  • Boot-Time Defragmentation: Can defragment system files at boot time, which is particularly helpful for optimizing critical system files that cannot be defragmented while Windows is running.
  • Interactive Cluster Map: The program provides a visual representation of your hard drive's cluster map, showing which areas are fragmented and which are optimized.
  • SSD Optimization: While traditional defragmentation is not recommended for solid-state drives (SSDs), Auslogics Disk Defrag can optimize SSDs using a special optimization algorithm that minimizes wear and tear on the drive.
  • Multiple Algorithms: It offers various defragmentation algorithms, including Optimize by Prefetch Layout, Optimize by Disk Zone, and more. These algorithms are designed to suit different user needs and drive types.
  • Exclude List: You can exclude specific files or folders from the defragmentation process if you want to keep them in their current state.
  • Reports and Statistics: It provides detailed reports and statistics, so you can monitor the progress and results of the defragmentation process.

Auslogics Disk Defrag is compatible with various versions of the Windows operating system and is often used to help improve the performance and longevity of traditional hard drives. However, for SSDs, optimization is generally more about trim and wear-leveling than traditional defragmentation. It's important to use caution when defragmenting SSDs, as excessive defragmentation can reduce their lifespan.

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Supported OS: Windows
License: Freeware
Download Link: Auslogics Disk Defrag Download

Making Auslogic Disk Defrag Portable

  1. Download the Portable Defragmenter.
  2. Run the installer (install to the default path)
  3. Move all files from the installation directory e.g: C:\Program Files\AusLogics Disk Defrag to your USB device.
  4. Delete axuninstall.exe, unins000.dat and unins000.exe
  5. Use diskdefrag.exe to launch the program