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Fri
27
Jan
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Explained: How to Defrag a Network Drive (NAS or Remote PC)

Infopackets Reader Ron C. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have several drives on my network that I'd like to defrag, but none of the defrag software programs I've tried allow me to defrag a network drive. Any suggestions on how to defrag a network drive, ... or a program that can provide this functionality? " My response: The reason you can't find a program to defrag a network drive is because this is not possible - the easiest way to explain "why" is that the remote drives are owned by another operating system. Simply put: your system does not have permission to move these files around. With ... (view more)

Fri
10
Jun
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How to Fix: Can't Shrink Volume in Windows 7, 8, 10

Infopackets Reader Pat S. writes: " Dear Dennis, I am running Windows 7 and I'm trying to shrink my C drive, but Windows won't let me shrink it to the desired size - even though I have tons of free space. I have a 500 GB drive and I'm trying to ... shrink the volume to 250 GB. Whenever I try to shrink the C drive it only lets me shrink 70GB. Can you help? " My response: I have had this problem many times in the past - especially when I am trying to shrink the C drive for my clients so that I can split the drive in half and make a disk image backup onto the second partition. The reason why you can ... (view more)

Thu
16
Dec
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Beware Fake Windows Defragmentation Tools

PC security and fraud analysts are today warning users of the alarming online spread of fake defragmentation tools for Microsoft's Windows operating system (OS). These fraudulent programs, referred to as scareware, are sold to consumers to "fix ... their PC," based on an illegitimate warning message, but perform no necessary function. Bogus Defrag Tools Flood Online Market GFI-Sunbelt Security recently posted a warning online their blog, stating that many bogus defrag tools have made their way online in recent weeks. The company recommends users steer clear of several deceptive products ... (view more)

Mon
27
Sep
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'Simnet Registry Defrag 2010 2.3.3.3', and 'Tweak Me! 1.1.0.6'

Simnet Registry Defrag 2010 2.3.3.3 Simnet Registry Defrag is an easy-to-use utility that allows you to defrag the Windows Registry. Since this program makes changes to your registry, we advise you to back up your system before applying any changes. ... http://www.simnetsoftware.com Tweak Me! 1.1.0.6 Tweak Me! is a customizable utility that allows you to tweak (change) current aspects of your operating system. Supported are Windows XP and Windows 7, with 172 tweaks in total. http://www.wecode.biz This freeware software program is brought to you by MajorGeeks.com: The Original Spyware-Free ... (view more)

Thu
23
Sep
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'Heaven Benchmark 2.1', and 'AML Free Disk Defrag 1.1.7'

Heaven Benchmark 2.1 Heaven Benchmark is a Microsoft DirectX 11 GPU (graphics processing unit) benchmark based on advanced Unigine Engine from Unigine Corp. In short, this program (at 231+ megabytes) can be used to benchmark your graphics card. When ... the benchmark is run, you'll be shown a 3D visual of enchanting magic of floating islands with a tiny village hidden in cloudy skies. Interactive mode provides an emerging experience of exploring the intricate world of steampunk. http://unigine.com AML Free Disk Defrag 1.1.7 Disk Defrag speeds up your computer by optimizing the file system. It can ... (view more)

Wed
21
Oct
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'Rizone Power Tools', and 'Defrag Drives'

Rizone Power Tools Rizone's Power Tools update has been released and now includes Repair Tools, Registry Backup and Optimization. The tools now only use 1% processing power when idle and Rizone has optimized the Recycle Bin Monitoring code. ... http://www.rizontech.com Defrag Drives If you need to defragment multiple hard drives or partitions try DefragDrives, an alternative to the standard Windows interface. And it works a whole lot better than the standard Windows interface, allowing options Microsoft didn't think to include. English documentation included in link below (further down the page ... (view more)

Mon
10
Aug
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'Auslogics Disk Defrag', and 'Google Squared'

Auslogics Disk Defrag Disk fragmentation leads to system slowdowns, slow startups and shutdowns. Auslogics Disk Defrag will defragment and optimize your harddrive and helps to prevent all of the previously listed problems. http://auslogics.com ... Google Squared Google Squared is a search tool that helps you quickly build a collection of facts from the Web for any topic you specify. Facts about your topic are organized as a table of items and attributes (called 'Squares'). Customize these Squares to see just the items and attributes you're interested in. http://www.google.com/squared Today's ... (view more)

Thu
13
Dec
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'Easy Wifi Radar', and 'Smart Defrag'

Easy Wifi Radar Easy WiFi Radar helps you find and connect to open wireless access points with a single mouse click. It's really just WiFi for Dummies. http://www.makayama.com/easywifiradar.html Smart Defrag The primary cause of slow or unstable PC ... performance is disk fragmentation. IObit SmartDefrag helps defrag your hard drive more efficiently than any other product on the market, free or not. Included is an "Install It and Forget It" feature that works automatically and quietly in the background on your computer. The ability to constantly keep your hard drive safe, error-free and running ... (view more)

Tue
28
Aug
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'Ultra Defrag', and 'Team Drive'

Ultra Defrag UltraDefrag is powerful Open Source defragmentation tool for Windows NT. Its engine is very fast, because it is created as a kernel-mode driver. Design of the UltraDefrag is very ergonomic: no skins, no localization, no animation and so ... on. It's truly a small and powerful program! It can be used on Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003,Windows Vista and all of the 64-bit editions of Windows. http://ultradefrag.sourceforge.net/ Team Drive TeamDrive creates a virtual drive for data exchange and collaboration among teams and individuals using the Internet. Anyone with access ... (view more)

Thu
02
Nov
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'Smart Defrag', and 'Outlook Express Tweaker'

Smart Defrag IObit SmartDefrag works automatically and quietly in the background, constantly keeps your computer fragment-free. http://www.iobit.com/SmartDefrag/index.html Outlook Express Tweaker Tweaker for Outlook Express allows you to: hide "MSN ... Messenger" in Outlook Express menu; turn off the Outlook Express splash screen; change the path where message attachments are stores; change the path where Address Book is stored; change the Outlook Express start page location; use smooth message scrolling; hide the Accounts Settings dialog from menu (to protect it from the changes); ... (view more)

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