Free Paragon Total Defrag 2010!

2009-11-18_233455Software Description

The following is a description of Paragon Total Defrag 2010, as per the developer:

File system starts out with all or most of its files contiguous, and becomes more and more fragmented as a result of the file creation and deletion over the time. Thus files and their parts become spread all over the hard disk, which follows the delays in the hard disk work and further lower performance. Total Defrag 2010 is a new comprehensive product for total file system defragmentation and optimization. Built on original Paragon technologies, it performs complete low-level defragmentation that provides almost zero fragmentation level.

Key Features and Benefits of Total Defrag 2010:

  • Smart Defragmentation
    • Maximize file system performance – perform safe boot-time defragmentation of MFT and paging files. Moreover, defragment and move critical system files and frequently accessed files together on the external (fast) cylinders of the hard disk.
  • 9 File System Optimization Strategies
    • Use any of 9 optimization strategies on partitions of any size or number, whether your hard drivers are IDE, SATA or SCSI.
  • Fast and the most comprehensive defragmentation
    • Original Paragon technologies allows to overcome limitations of build-in Windows® Defrag. Also unlike other defragmenters, Paragon Total Defrag works at low-level, can sort and move files to external (fast) cylinders and requires less than 1% of free space on the hard drive to operate.
  • 2 Defragmentation Modes
    • Use one of 2 available modes for defragmentation: Fast or Safe. Safe Mode is slower but it protects your data in case of a power failure during defragmentation.
  • Bootable CD/DVD
    • Run Paragon Total Defrag without installation. Create a bootable CD or DVD and boot the system and defragment all the available disks directly from it.

dotTech Advice

Last year dotTech reviewed reviewed Paragon Total Defrag 2010. The final verdict in that review sums up my opinion on the program:

While I do like the fact that Paragon Total Defrag 2010 allows users to create bootable media, defrag/compact MFT, it still needs a little bit of development in terms of adding some basic features, like a scheduler and ability to defrag multiple partitions at once. That said, the real advantage of Paragon Total Defrag 2010 is the ability to create bootable media and defrag without logging into Windows. If you need that kind of capabilities, get Paragon Total Defrag 2010. Otherwise, I see no other reason to download a ~75 MB defrag tool when ~2 MB ones will work just as well. [...]

Smaller sized, freeware alternatives to Paragon Total Defrag 2010 are as follows:

On a personal level, I always turn to Auslogics Defrag for my defragging needs.

Freebie Details

To get Paragon Total Defrag 2010 for free, follow these simple directions:

Version being given out for free:

Free updates: Unknown – probably not

Supported OS: Windows 2000 and higher

Download size: 130 MB

  • Paragon Total Defrag 2010 is being offered through store.computeractive.co.uk account; you need an account with them. So either login to your account (if you have one already) or register a new account (if you don’t have one – registration is free):

If you are registering a new account, you will need to confirm your account before you can use it. Look for an e-mail in the inbox of the e-mail address you registered with from noreply@st?ore.compute?ractive.co.?uk with subject of store.computeractive.co.uk – New Account?. In the e-mail there will be a link you need to follow:

  • After the download has finished, extract the Paragon Total Defrag 2010 installer by launching the EXE file you downloaded.
  • After the program has extracted, the installer will launch. Click on the “Registration” button…

…to open up the registration page where you can register for the free keycode:

  • After you have registered, check the inbox of the e-mail address you registered with. There should be an e-mail from eservice@paragon-software.com with the subject of Your Product Registration for Paragon Total Defrag 2010 Special Edition – Computeractive UK (English)?. In the e-mail you will find your program registration information:

  • Go back to the program installer and start installing Paragon Total Defrag 2010:

  • During installation you will be asked to register the program:

Enter the registration information you received via e-mail and finish installing.

  • Enjoy!

If you are having trouble getting Paragon Total Defrag 2010 for free, post below and other dotTechies or I will try to help.

Thanks acr!

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27 comments

  1. William

    Ok, very nice but you can’t compare sizes the way you all do. Remember that the download for Paragon includes an entire Linux operating system needed to run it on a live cd for offline defrag ! After installation you will find an ISO (image) file for that in the program files associated with Paragon. After you burn the cd you can remove that.
    Strange that Ashraf didn’t notice that !
    (Btw I will stick with MyDefrag)

  2. MikeR

    @kiwidave: Ah, but. . . I always understood it’s not the size of the wand that counts, it’s the magic that’s done with it.

    Of course, if Paragon is able to perform 10 times the magic of other defraggers, that’s fair enough. Then again though, if it does. . . my name’s Harry Potter.

  3. Ashraf
    Author/Mr. Boss

    @MikeR: In Paragon’s defense, most of that 130 MB goes towards the bootable media they can create. My guess is the program itself would be 30-40 MB if you take out the bootable media. Still very large, but not as bad as 130 MB.

  4. MikeR

    My Defrag download size: 1.98MB.

    Puran defrag download size: 2.39MB.

    Auslogics defrag download size: 4.43 MB.

    Paragon defrag download: 130MB.

    Paragon’s people aren’t the same folks writing Adobe Acrobat Reader, perchance?

    Bonkers.

  5. David

    Tried this a while back- it crashed on its first (lengthy) attempt to defrag my Windows partition after about 50 minutes, I think.

    As there are plenty of alternatives, I set this aside, never having seen a defrag program crash before..

  6. Ram

    @Emarell

    Even I am a Puran Defrag Free User…

    I would like to add one more point that u missed to mention,
    It even defrags pen drives….which no other free defrag tool does…

    It does the job perfectly,
    If suppose it was not able to defrag it…It even tells properly that It couldn’t do it..

    I would suggest everyone to go for Puran which is a free tool (for private and non-commercial)…
    which is better than the other free and commercial tools out present today….

  7. raven

    @Ashraf Sorry bro not been paying attention a lot for a while :-) Just thought it might have helped,but you are right I should have checked.Free website anyone ? Check out http://www.yola.com/ I have just created a site there and it appears you get a gig of space for your site.Peace out and sorry again Ashraf

  8. emarell

    @Lilangel10:

    I also like Puran Defrag Free Edition (free for private and non-commercial use only). Its installer’s download weighs in at merely 2.39 MB, and I find it much superior to other small-footprint freeware defraggers I have used. This includes several versions of Auslogics – decent enough, but comparatively incomplete – and other ‘brands’ across a few versions of Windows over the years.

    With others I have uniformly found their ‘optimizing’ features, if included at all, to be much too time consuming. Invariably I ended up abandoning that feature’s use and just stuck with ordinary defrags.

    Not so with Puran. Its expanded functioning is acceptably rapid and unobtrusive even while my system is running; but the real bonus is that this freebie can autorun prescheduled boot-time (i.e, before Windows is up) defrag/optimizations, and these are really fast. So convenient. In my experience, 5 or 6 months’ worth, it’s been 100% reliable.

    Check it out at http://www.puransoftware.com.

  9. Richard

    Ashraf, I hope / don’t think you mean to defrag multiple partitions at the same time, but to defrag them in sequence. Defragging multiple partitions on the same drive at the same time would result in so much time wasted on head movement between partitions, it could increase total defrag time tenfold!

  10. Kiwidave

    @mukhi: Yeah,paragon’s defrag is TOTAL,everything gets defragged and sorted,and to the start of the drive,if you check after using other defraggers,there are usually files still defragmented and files all over the place.It is the best for me and not to everybody’s tastes,the only thing i don’t like is the size!