FragExt is not your usual defragmenting software that you point at a system partition and let it do its work. It can be used to defragment selected files much like Defraggler with the difference that it integrates more nicely into the Windows operating system. It does have one slight disadvantage that will be explained later on.
After installing the defragmenting software it can be accessed by right-clicking a file or directory and selecting the FragExt entry in the context menu. That's a natural way of performing defragmentation on files. It is however problematic for users who want to defragment their files in one go regularly because that's almost impossible to achieve with FragExt because of the way it handles directories. The disadvantage that we spoke earlier about is that it will not automatically include subdirectories in the defragmentation process.
Which leaves it to be an excellent effective way of defragmenting files in Windows Explorer. FragExt does add another interesting aspect to Windows Explorer. It extends the File Properties dialog and adds a Fragments tab to it.
This makes it relatively easy to check the fragmentation of selected files. FragExt is compatible with Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2003 / 2008 including their 64-bit editions.Advertisement
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