Free Windows disk defrag tool

runs on Windows
screenshot of Auslogics Disk Defrag

Like everything in life, the more you use your computer, the more messed-up it gets. Buy a new car, drive around in it, and pretty soon you've got a couple dings in the door and french fries ground into the carpet. Your computer gets that way too—hopefully no food underfoot, but the signs of wear and tear do make their presence known. One of the ways this can manifest itself is in the growing fragmentation of the data written to your hard drive. After you've run your machine for a while, you've got data scattered all over the place, and it can lead to sluggish performance by your system. Disk defragmentation tools can give you a hand with spiffing your system back up again.

While you can pay a pretty penny for tools like this, Auslogics Disk Defrag is a free alternative. Run it on your system and see what kind of shape your hard drive is in. If the data map looks like a piece of Swiss cheese—globs of data here, big holes there—then it may be time for a tune up. Start the defrag process, and it will rearrange the pieces of files on your hard drive so that your system can run faster. Through some magical sleight-of-hand it rearranges several system files at the same time to make Windows a much happier camper.

Auslogics Disk Defrag is free for home users. It runs under Windows 2003 and newer.

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2 Responses to “Free Windows disk defrag tool”

  1. Traciatim says:

    Ultimate Defrag Free Edition > Auslogics Disk Defrag

  2. megaman says:

    I agree with Traciatim. UD FE, ftw.