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Defraggler needs to defrag twice?

  1. #1


    Canon City
    Posts : 249
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit

    Defraggler needs to defrag twice?


    Hello everyone,
    So another forum I am a member of said that Microsoft default maintenance tools like "disk cleanup" and "defrag" don't do the job very well and they were recommending "ccleaner" and "defraggler" I have already been using ccleaner to scan for registry issues but when I use defraggler I need to scan twice just to get the fragmentation down to 0%. Why is this and is there any real difference between defraggler and Windows defrag? Thanks for any input.

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I have to scan twice sometimes.
    Not every time.

    Seems normal enough to me.

    I like it better than Windows defragmenter making pass after pass after pass....
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  3. #3


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Thanks David Bailey, I was just making sure this was normal.
    You are welcome. +10
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  4. #4


    Canon City
    Posts : 249
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    So I have ran the defraggler scan like four times and when I run the "analyze" option it is showing 17% fragmentation, I swear the scan I ran before was only 14 % Fragmentation. Is this because my drive is encrypted with Bitlocker? I am just saying I have never had to fun defraggler four times, any ideas?
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  5. #5


    The determination of fragmentation level is by no means an exact science. The numbers provided by different utilities will disagree significantly. I have never found them to be very meaningful.
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