Any standard Windows defragmenter may optimize some of the files on the hard drive; however some documents are beyond the controls of many defragging tools. Those files, which are opened and secured for special use, for example the Windows page file as well as Registry hives, cannot usually be processed through the integrated Windows defragmenter or through third-party utilities. Fortunately, the features of PageDefrag, save the user by defragging items.
The system can be initiated as soon as taken from download archive and as a result, it saves the user from the problem of facing an installation method. If launched, a simple interface displays a list of the definite system files. In the lower portion of the application window, the user can find options for starting the defragmentation process. As this kind of data is needed by the system to work appropriately, processing them may be done while Windows is in offline mode.
The program shows the name of every document and it is able to treat for defragmentation process. The page file appears as pagefile.sys. Beside each file name, there is a Cluster column to show you the number of clusters of the disk that are assigned to the file. Fragments column indicates fragmented number of file. From here, you can decide whether the file requires defragmentation or not. In spite of its simplicity, the program contains the option to end the operation if the user wishes to boot the PC with no delay. Hence, the user is given the chance to set a certain period of time that holds up the optimization method. Page Defrag perhaps will not be capable to optimize a folder if the disk space of the computer is too inadequate or if the free space is excessively fragmented. For such cases, the users will have to clear up additional space and operate a defragmenter in Windows for optimizing the free space.
PageDefrag generally runs fast as it is tackling just a few numbers of files. But, if the files are greatly fragmented, then it may take an amount time to accomplish, at least for the first time. When PageDefrag completes its task, Windows loads generally. The users may open the program once more to verify that every file is now an individual fragment. They can also activate PageDefrag system non-interactively through the command line or with a script by means of the -e Defrag boot option, and -t Set countdown option to particular number of seconds through the pagedfrg.exe file.
Some of the alternatives of PageDefrag are UtilityDefrag (a very powerful and quick defragmentation program for Windows NT), Smart Defrag (defrags multiple volumes), O&O Defrag (file fragments are packed quickly to optimize the hard disk) and WinContig (easy-to-use defragmentation tool, which does not generate installation directory.
Pagedefrag has been built as a solution to develop the entire function of the system on earlier versions of Windows, through running of defragmentation methods on system files as well as the registry.
This application is developed by Mark Russinovich.
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