Use Auslogics Disk Defrag to defragment your Windows hard drive faster

From their site –

Auslogics Disk Defrag was designed to remedy system sluggishness and crashes caused by disk fragmentation. It is optimized to work with today’s modern hard disks. Auslogics Disk Defrag is extremely simple to use, does not require any analysis phase and is faster than most of the other disk defragmentation software. It will help you get the maximum performance out of your expensive hardware investments. And, what’s most important, it’s absolutely free.

Please note: This guide was published back in 2008 and is now considered out of date. The software does still exist but has changed significantly enough that the following steps are likely no longer accurate. Also, there are two versions now – a free version and a Pro (paid) version.

This tutorial will walk you through the steps to use Auslogics Disk Defrag.

  1. First things first, download Auslogics Disk Defrag and install it. The installation is very straight forward (you’ll click next a few times and that’s about it).
  2. Launch the program, click Settings and then Program Settings…

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  3. Select your language from from the General tab.
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  5. Click the Defragmentation tab, and if you’d like, place a check in the box labeled Remove temporary files before defragmentation. Auslogics Disk Defrag removes temporary files in the following locations before defragmenting: C:\Documents and Settings\your-username\Local Settings\Temp (or C:\Users\your-username\AppData\Local\Temp), and C:\Windows\Temp. If you want to be able to defrag USB and/or memory sticks, place a check in the box labeled Display removable drives. And if you’d like to alter the amount of CPU that Auslogics Disk Defrag uses, change the Normal setting to suit your needs. Click OK when you’re done.
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  7. Select the drive you want to defrag, and click Next.
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  9. And now your hard disk will defragment. This can take a while depending on the size of your drive, the number of files on it, how fragmented it is, and the speed of your PC. You may want to grab a cup of coffee at this point.
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  11. Once completed, you’ll be presented with a report. Click Display Report for a very detailed list.
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  13. Your default browser will launch and display the full log file.
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  15. Click Close to exit out of Auslogics Disk Defrag.

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