Disk Defragmenter Puran Defrag

Martin Brinkmann
Jan 28, 2010
Updated • May 26, 2016
Software, Windows software

Puran Defrag is a disk defragmentation software for the Windows operating system.

Fragmention occurs over time when programs and files cannot be saved in one block on the hard drive but need to be stored in separate chunks on it.

The main issue here is that fragmentation may delay read, write and execute operations so that you are experiencing slower access times and performance drops.

While Windows ships with its own defragmentation tool, third-party programs ship often with advanced features like the ability to move important files into faster sectors on a hard drive to speed up access further.

Puran Defrag

Puran Defrag comes with all the basic defragmentation options one would expect from such a program, and many advanced options that are usually only found in commercial applications.

The software's main interface is divided into three sections that are divided by the tabs in the top row.

It starts with the main section, which offers basic defragmentation options. You can use them to defragment one or multiple partitions on the computer system.

Apart from that, you may set a low priority for the process which is important if you need to use the computer during the time of defragmentation.

There is also an option to have the device shut down automatically when the defrag process finishes, and to run a boot time defragmentation.

First thing you may want to do however is use the analyze option to find out about a volumes fragmentation status as it would not make much sense to run a defrag operation on a drive that is hardly fragmented.

Additional Operations

puran defrag operations

The Additional Operations tab, the second tab in Puran Defrag's interface, offers advanced defragmentation options that you can configure there.

  • Fill gaps to avoid frequent fragmentation
  • Optimize directories for faster system access
  • Free some space for Windows temporary files on faster disk area
  • Boost overall system speed with Puran Intelligent Optimizer
  • Exclude files from the process
  • Exclude files with a size between x and y
  • Enable Windows Explorer integration to defragment files and folders with a right-click
  • Delete files in a list before defragmentation

The first three options are checked by default and thus enabled, the remaining are not.

Automatic Defragmentation

automatic defragmentation

The third tab can be used to schedule automatic defragmentation of select volumes. Puran Defrag lists major options that it supports on this tab.

Apart from scheduling the job in detail, you may also enable optional settings such as the aforementioned fill gaps, exclude files or free space settings.

The program offers no protection for Solid State Drives (SSD) on the other hand which means that you need to be careful when you are selecting volumes for defragmentation.


Puran Defrag is a very sophisticated and comfortable to use disk defragmenter. It is available for all recent and not so recent 32-bit and 64-bit Windows operating systems.

A free and commercial version of the program is offered at the developer's website. Both versions do however provide the same functionality and the free version can also be used in a commercial environment.

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  1. asrahs said on February 9, 2011 at 12:29 am

    Very good software, my PC became faster. thanks

  2. Womble said on January 31, 2010 at 2:26 am

    “Fill gaps to avoid frequent fragmentation”

    Actually this creates fragmentation! For example if a file grows in size there is no gap for it to grow into therefore it ends up scattered all over your drive.

  3. Jojo said on January 29, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Installed, configured and manually ran this software (free version) this evening.

    Very nice! Seems to work effectively. Impressed that it supports MFT defrag (at boot time), which I intend to test out in a couple of days since I have some highly fragmented MFT files on certain logical disks.

    The UI feels a bit weird.

    You can select multiple disks to defrag by holding down the Ctrl key and left-click on each one.

    The report that you can export to HTML is excellent.

    This is much better than Auslogics and not as complex as JKDefrag (also neither of these have MFT defrag).

  4. Chocobito said on January 29, 2010 at 6:53 am

    Incredible good defragmenter, and its a really good news that now its free-ware, I already test it and the Free and Commercial version are the same.

  5. o(o.o)o said on January 29, 2010 at 3:25 am

    the free version is only good for:

    “* Free for private and non-commercial use only.”

    haven’t tried it out yet so I dunno if the freebie one has ads on it or not.

  6. paul(us) said on January 28, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Nice find a bit slow but great.

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