Defraggler options - Quick Defrag tab

Defraggler has two different modes for defragmentation: regular defrag and Quick Defrag. Quick Defrag is faster, but the results aren't as optimal as with a regular defrag.

Quick Defrag works faster by skipping over files that have certain properties. These are specified in the Quick Defrag tab of the Options dialog box.

Options window, Quick Defrag tab, Rules settings

To set Quick Defrag options:

  1. In Defraggler, click Settings, and then Options...
  2. In the Options dialog box, click the Quick Defrag tab.
  3. To run Defraggler with the default Quick Defrag rules (see below), select Default rules.
  4. To set your own rules for Quick Defrag, select Custom rules, and then choose settings as follows.
  5. Click OK.

The custom rules you can set are as follows:

Rule Value
Have fragments smaller than X MB If selected, during a Quick Defrag Defraggler will only defrag a file if it has fragments smaller than X MB in size.
Have more than X fragments If selected, during a Quick Defrag Defraggler will only defrag a file if it has more than X fragments.
Are larger than X MB If selected, during a Quick Defrag Defraggler will only defrag a file if the entire file is larger than X MB in size.
Are smaller than X MB If selected, during a Quick Defrag Defraggler will only defrag a file if the entire file is smaller than X MB in size.

The default Quick Defrag rule is to skip files with no fragments smaller than 50MB.

Note: To reset Defraggler's Quick Defrag rules, simply select Default rules.

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