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J K Defrag

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Tony, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. Tony

    Tony Flightless Bird

    I see that J K Defrag has been replaced my My Defrag - Is it still a good
    defrag program or are there better ones?

    Tony
     
  2. Tony

    Tony Flightless Bird

    "Thee Chicago Wolf [MVP]" <.@.> wrote in message
    news:sa5rn5do2maqi4i3u42hfi2u3h8nvk9ofh@4ax.com...
    > >I see that J K Defrag has been replaced my My Defrag - Is it still a good
    >>defrag program or are there better ones?
    >>
    >>Tony

    >
    > I'm still using JK Defrag. I have read of some bugginess in MyDefrag.
    >
    > - Thee Chicago Wolf [MVP]


    Thanks; I'll probably stick with it too.

    Tony
     
  3. Leythos

    Leythos Flightless Bird

    In article <7aKdnf-9VqH6D-DWnZ2dnUVZ8iKdnZ2d@bt.com>,
    TonyBattle@tesco.net says...
    >
    > I see that J K Defrag has been replaced my My Defrag - Is it still a good
    > defrag program or are there better ones?
    >
    > Tony


    Using MyDefrag on servers with scheduled runs, no problems on any of
    them so far.

    --
    You can't trust your best friends, your five senses, only the little
    voice inside you that most civilians don't even hear -- Listen to that.
    Trust yourself.
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  4. Tony

    Tony Flightless Bird

    "Leythos" <spam999free@rrohio.com> wrote in message
    news:MPG.25e77c7fd21ac4dd98a133@us.news.astraweb.com...
    > In article <7aKdnf-9VqH6D-DWnZ2dnUVZ8iKdnZ2d@bt.com>,
    > TonyBattle@tesco.net says...
    >>
    >> I see that J K Defrag has been replaced my My Defrag - Is it still a good
    >> defrag program or are there better ones?
    >>
    >> Tony

    >
    > Using MyDefrag on servers with scheduled runs, no problems on any of
    > them so far.


    Thankyou; I'm still undecided but may give it a try. Mind you as J K Defrag
    works fine why change it? Having said that I understand My Defrag has more
    functionality.

    Tony

    Tony
     
  5. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    Tony wrote:

    > I see that J K Defrag has been replaced my My Defrag - Is it still a good
    > defrag program or are there better ones?
    >
    > Tony


    Assuming you are asking only about freeware:

    JKdefrag
    trialed it but found it no better than Windows' own defrag
    switched to Defraggler
    Piriform Defraggler
    better and used it for a couple years
    scheduled via Task Scheduler gives me good scheduling options
    IObit's SmartDefrag
    trialed it but found it less than optimal for defrag results
    switched to Auslogics
    Auslogics Disk Defrag
    have stayed with that
    have an event in Task Scheduler to run it via command-line

    JKdefrag didn't give me any real advantage in its results.
    IOBit's SmartDefrag was too simplistic and non-optimal
    Piriform Defraggler is very good
    Auslogic's Disk Defrag is better

    If I find that I no longer like Auslogics then I'd go back to Defraggler.
     
  6. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    Tony wrote:

    > Mind you as J K Defrag
    > works fine why change it?


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jkdefrag
    "Unlike JkDefrag, MyDefrag is closed-source, but still can be used free of
    charge."

    When open-source freeware goes closed-source, be leery that it will remain
    freeware, or not become crippleware with a payware full-function version.

    The big change for v4 seems to be "it has a scripting language". Maybe
    whatever the author used for a scripting library and the other new functions
    (screensaver defrag) weren't open-source.
     
  7. Tony

    Tony Flightless Bird

    "VanguardLH" <V@nguard.LH> wrote in message
    news:hlkne4$tle$1@news.albasani.net...
    > Tony wrote:
    >
    >> I see that J K Defrag has been replaced my My Defrag - Is it still a good
    >> defrag program or are there better ones?
    >>
    >> Tony

    >
    > Assuming you are asking only about freeware:
    >
    > JKdefrag
    > trialed it but found it no better than Windows' own defrag
    > switched to Defraggler
    > Piriform Defraggler
    > better and used it for a couple years
    > scheduled via Task Scheduler gives me good scheduling options
    > IObit's SmartDefrag
    > trialed it but found it less than optimal for defrag results
    > switched to Auslogics
    > Auslogics Disk Defrag
    > have stayed with that
    > have an event in Task Scheduler to run it via command-line
    >
    > JKdefrag didn't give me any real advantage in its results.
    > IOBit's SmartDefrag was too simplistic and non-optimal
    > Piriform Defraggler is very good
    > Auslogic's Disk Defrag is better
    >
    > If I find that I no longer like Auslogics then I'd go back to Defraggler.


    That's really helpful, thank you. Yes I am interested in freeware & will
    have a look at both Defraggler & Auslogics Defrag.
     
  8. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 18 Feb 2010, "Tony" <TonyBattle@tesco.net> wrote in
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:

    > I see that J K Defrag has been replaced my My Defrag - Is it still
    > a good defrag program or are there better ones?


    I don't know if others are "better", but MyDefrag works very well.
     
  9. apistomaster(nospam)

    apistomaster(nospam) Flightless Bird

    On Feb 19, 8:19 am, Nil <redno...@REMOVETHIScomcast.net> wrote:
    > On 18 Feb 2010, "Tony" <TonyBat...@tesco.net> wrote in
    > microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:
    >
    > > I see that J K Defrag has been replaced my My Defrag - Is it still
    > > a good defrag program or are there better ones?

    >
    > I don't know if others are "better", but MyDefrag works very well.


    In what way(s) are third party defrag programs better than the native
    defrag function in XP?
    Defragging doesn't increase the available disc space, right?
    It just consolidates fragmented files.
    So why add what seems to me to be a redundant utility that takes some
    small decrease of space on the hard drive?
     
  10. Leythos

    Leythos Flightless Bird

    In article <49028461-766d-41fb-9f84-
    1ce6be58609e@v20g2000prb.googlegroups.com>, apistomaster@clearwire.net
    says...
    >
    > On Feb 19, 8:19 am, Nil <redno...@REMOVETHIScomcast.net> wrote:
    > > On 18 Feb 2010, "Tony" <TonyBat...@tesco.net> wrote in
    > > microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:
    > >
    > > > I see that J K Defrag has been replaced my My Defrag - Is it still
    > > > a good defrag program or are there better ones?

    > >
    > > I don't know if others are "better", but MyDefrag works very well.

    >
    > In what way(s) are third party defrag programs better than the native
    > defrag function in XP?


    MyDefrag permits you to leave gaps between LARGE files and old-less used
    files, it also permits you to leave slack space between often used files
    and those that are rarely used - I always set the arguments to leave
    slack space.

    > Defragging doesn't increase the available disc space, right?
    > It just consolidates fragmented files.
    > So why add what seems to me to be a redundant utility that takes some
    > small decrease of space on the hard drive?


    Defrag has nothing to do with more/less space, it has everything to do
    with decreasing the R/W HEAD SEEK TIME - the head moving and not reading
    data is a performance hit - if it can read contiguous segments it's
    faster than reading X number that are scattered all over the disk.


    --
    You can't trust your best friends, your five senses, only the little
    voice inside you that most civilians don't even hear -- Listen to that.
    Trust yourself.
    spam999free@rrohio.com (remove 999 for proper email address)
     
  11. Bill Sharpe

    Bill Sharpe Flightless Bird

    On 2/19/2010 9:00 AM, apistomaster(nospam) wrote:
    > On Feb 19, 8:19 am, Nil<redno...@REMOVETHIScomcast.net> wrote:
    >> On 18 Feb 2010, "Tony"<TonyBat...@tesco.net> wrote in
    >> microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:
    >>
    >>> I see that J K Defrag has been replaced my My Defrag - Is it still
    >>> a good defrag program or are there better ones?

    >>
    >> I don't know if others are "better", but MyDefrag works very well.

    >
    > In what way(s) are third party defrag programs better than the native
    > defrag function in XP?
    > Defragging doesn't increase the available disc space, right?
    > It just consolidates fragmented files.
    > So why add what seems to me to be a redundant utility that takes some
    > small decrease of space on the hard drive?


    MyDefrag includes many more features and is much more customizable than
    Windows built-in defragger. See the detailed help file that comes with
    the program. There are scripts supplied for analyze only, defrag only,
    fast optimize, slow optimize, fast update, force together, move to end
    of disk, sort by creation time, sort by last access, sort by last
    change, sort by name, and sort by size.

    The MyDefrag files take up 2.5 mb on my 250 gb hard disk, certainly not
    much of a dent in space.

    Bill
     
  12. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 19 Feb 2010, "apistomaster(nospam)" <apistomaster@clearwire.net>
    wrote in microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:

    > So why add what seems to me to be a redundant utility that takes some
    > small decrease of space on the hard drive?


    More features, more control, faster.

    Why use Dreamweaver when you have Notepad? Why use Winword when you
    have Wordpad? Why use Protools when you have Sound Recorder? Why use
    Photoshop when you have Paint? Why play "World of Warcraft" when you've
    got FreeCell?
     

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