Have you noticed that your computer is losing health overtime? At first everything worked quickly, but within months the programs become more time consuming. At ABC Trick, we have a long list or tutorials and applications (of course free) to increase your computer performance. But the first thing you have to know before optimizing your system is why system performance is running low. We have discussed about some topics regarding why your PC is slowing down in Ultimate Tips to Speed Up Your PC and Boost Performance and 10 Tips For Happy Computing. One reason is the fragmentation of the hard disk which creates fragmented files that took really long time to response. Auslogics Disk Defrag can give you some boost in performance and speed up file operation through a few clicks. The program automatically takes care of all recognized hard drives of your computer. There are lots of tool capable of defragmenting hard drives, but it is hard to find a program accomplishing this task with such quality. After all Auslogics Disk Defrag Free is an extremely easy to use software to let you defragment your hard disc quickly to improve reading and writing time. More to read.
When you install a program or copy a file to your HD, programs or files are saved sequentially there (One after another leaving no space between two). When you uninstall a program or removed any old files, the space it occupied becomes vacant and the other files (Files stored beside them) hold their positions, so it creates a hole (Blank space) between files. Then when you install programs or copy files, they will divided into several fragments to fill these holes which reduces the speed of data reading greatly. What a defragmenter does is it brings all part of a program or a files together in one place. That means it arranges programs and files sequentially. It is recommended that you defragment your disk regularly to ensure the proper performance of the system and as well as to free some more space from HD. Also use an Uninstaller like IObit Uninstaller to uninstall any program leaving no trace behind.
Now, Auslogics Disk Defrag Free does this job quite brilliantly. Although Microsoft has a built-in defragmentation tool by default, but it is a good idea to use a third-party app to do this job because Windows’ Default Defragmentation Tool is way more slower and less effective comparing others such as this one. To get started with Auslogics Disk Defrag Free, download and install it first. During installation, it will ask you to install Auslogics Toolbar and setting default search engine to Ask.Com as well. Since most users are annoyed by these changes, you can choose not to install the toolbar simply by unchecking them.
Once you install the program, run it to get started. As mentioned, this tool have a simple easy to understand interface. All that you need to to is to mark which drive you are going to defragment and then click Defrag to start defragmentation. It will then analyze discs and show result of file status in a cluster view and then start defragmenting. If you want to automatically Shutdown your PC after defragmentation, check Turn off PC after defragmentation. Else, leave it. Auslogics Disk Defrag Free will automatically defragment your HD.
Click on Settings > Program Settings to access to application configuration window. From here, you can change language, colors of Cluster Map and more. From Algorithms tab, you can change defragmentation behavior like skipping files larger then determined size, move system files and place them first on the drive etc..
Auslogics Disk Defrag Free is a brilliant system utility tool that allows you to improve system performance by defragmenting HD. Auslogics Disk Defrag Free works on Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP while we also tested it successfully on Windows 8 Consumer Preview.