TR Dojo: Defrag hard drives from the Windows 7 command line

June 15, 2011, 6:27 AM PST | Length: 364


Bill Detwiler shows you how to defragment a hard drive from the Windows 7 command line, and use defrag.exe's hidden "boot optimization" switch. Once you’ve watched this TR Dojo video, you can find a link to the original TechRepublic article and print the tip from our TR Dojo Blog.

7 comments
Gennadij
Gennadij

Thank you TR Dojo for this video! It is very useful for tutoring PC users.

Werner de Jong
Werner de Jong

In stead of a defragmenting how to video I got something else.... Bloopers of Bill's takes in one big mashup. Quite funny to watch but not really to the point. - This old laptop is good to hide the giant cup of coffee.. Got to remind that one for my presentations. Always having trouble stpring the cup on those small lecture desks.. Normally I used my cd drive, but nowadays laptops dont have the great cupholder hole in the middle anymore.

alexkleinct
alexkleinct

Using the built-in Windows defragmenter is a complete waste of time. Think of the dishwasher! If you told folks back in the day that in the future they'd be able to clean all of their dishes at once in a nearly automatic fashion - you'd get laughed at. This is kind of the level Diskeeper 12 by Condusiv Technologies is on - only it's truly automatic. Not only does it remove current fragmentation, but also prevents future fragmentation from occurring! Imagine a dishwasher that loaded itself - or dishes that never needed cleaning because stains bounced right off of them. The future is now - whether via the GUI or command-line - manual, even automatic defragmentation, is a thing of the past.

GumbyD
GumbyD

I think it is important to run a cleanup and then a chkdsk before a defrag too. And running it from the command line.

jeffcx
jeffcx

comon ..cannot view

bni1369
bni1369

Personally, I use Auslogics..much, much faster and better in my opinion. Plus, it's free.

pdqtechnology
pdqtechnology

Win 7 x64, IE 9 and Firefox 5. Cannot view videos for about a month. I click on the video and get the transcript page. Adobe Flash is current as of yesterday.