How to speed up Defraggler

The amount of time Defraggler takes to defrag depends on several factors, such as the number of files that are fragmented, how fragmented they are and how much free space you have.

Here are a few tips that might help speed up the process:

1. Run a Quick Defrag. This isn’t as thorough as a full defrag, but it’s a quick way to give your PC a boost. Find out more at:
http://www.piriform.com/docs/defraggler/defraggler-settings/defraggler-options-quick-defrag

2. Run CCleaner before using Defraggler. This will clean out unnecessary files from your system, allowing Defraggler to run faster.

3. Exclude the restore point and hibernation file. These files can’t be defragmented so excluding them will not affect your overall results. To exclude these files:

 - Open Defraggler > click Settings > Options...
 - Click on the Advanced tab
 - Check "Use custom fragmentation settings" > click Define..
 - Check "Exclude restore point file" and "Exclude hibernation file"

4. Stop the VSS service when defragmenting your drive. This will ensure that unneeded restore points aren’t created when performing a defrag. To do this:

 - Open Defraggler > click Settings > Options...
 - Click on the Advanced tab
 - Check "Stop VSS when defragmenting NTFS volume" > click OK.

You can find more information on this topic here:
http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=36944