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#80 Feature Request - Defrag Selected Files/Fragments

someday
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nobody
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2013-04-10
2013-04-10
Rich
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Love this tool and appreciate all the work that goes into it.

I would love to see the ability to select which files to defrag. For instance, I have a system that would take about 2 days to run a full defrag. For this system, I use another tool, Piriform's Defraggler, as it lists all of the fragmented files and then I can choose which files I wish to defrag first. I attached a screenshot of this in case you haven't seen it. I removed the filenames and paths for safety :). When I'm at work, I start with the heavily fragmented files first, then move to the large files and then start hacking away at what is left while i'm at work. When I leave, I select a large group to run overnight and resume control next morning. It may not make much of a performance difference but I like having control over it.

Benefits:
- Defrag a little at a time (great for cases where full/quick defrag will take longer than you have time for)
- Defrag important sections of the HDD first
- Control defragging order of large/small files and files with many/few fragments

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  • Stefan Pendl
    Stefan Pendl
    2013-04-10

    • status: unread --> open
     
  • Stefan Pendl
    Stefan Pendl
    2013-04-10

    I think this can be already done using the file filters:

    1. heavily fragmented files
      • use UD_FRAGMENTS_THRESHOLD/fragments_threshold
    2. large files
      • use UD_FILE_SIZE_THRESHOLD/file_size_threshold
    3. run the process for a given time
      • use UD_TIME_LIMIT/time_limit

    The analysis will create the fragmentation report and list the files it will process, so you do have a file listing, but not an interactive one.

    We will still see how this can be implemented, so we can make a better decision.


    Stefan

     
    Last edit: Stefan Pendl 2013-04-10