SuperEasy Live Defrag: Freeware to keep your Hard Disk optimized

Early defragmenters that came with Windows operating system were a pain to use. They were resource intensive and slowed down your computers to an extent that you could do not perform any other task until the defrag was complete. This was the reason why people started looking for third party disk optimizers instead of using the default Windows disk defragmenter.But Microsoft has now substantially improved the native Defragmenting Utility in Windows, with the release of Windows Vista, and further improved upon it in Windows 8.

But if you are looking for a free disk defragmentation software for your Windows PC, have a look at SuperEasy Live Defrag.

SuperEasy Live Defrag Review

SuperEasy Live Defrag Review

Though with Vista, the built-in disk defragmenters in Windows operating system started using less of resources and helped in optimizing the system drives without giving you problems, there is still a reason for using third party disk defragmenters like Super Easy Live Defrag or SmartDefrag.

The reason is that the built-in disk defragmenter in Windows won’t start automatically and won’t keep a tab on how much the disk is fragmented. Thus, the need for disk defragmenters, or rather, disk optimizers, that keep an eye on fragmentation of the hard disk drives and start defragmenting whenever necessary. The automated process keeps you tension free as you need not schedule tasks for defragmenting the hard disks.

Super Easy Live Defrag registers itself as a disk defragmenter process and keeps on running in the background. It keeps on checking the disk fragmentation without interfering with your work. When it finds that a drive has been fragmented much to affect the computer’s performance, it starts defragmenting that disk drive without slowing down your computer. The process is non-intrusive so you can simply install the program and forget it. It will take care of your disk drives automatically.

Installation of the program is smooth. The installation package does not have any crapware that installs with the defragmentation application. You simply download the Super Easy Live Defrag from its home page, and run the installer to install the program.

While installing the program, Super Easy creates a Windows process that keeps on running with the operating system in the background. The program runs in the background and does not interfere with whatever you are doing on your computer. If it finds that any of your drive is fragmented too much, it starts defragmentation on its own. It won’t even provide you with any notification nor would ask for your permission before starting the defragmentation process.

The speed of Super Easy Live Defrag is good. It took 3 minutes to defrag an 80 GB hard disk having 3 drives: one of 30GB and two drives of 25GB each. It was the first defragmentation after installing new operating system and applications so you can understand the level of fragmentation on the C drive.

Interface is easy too and even novices can handle the program if need be. First of all, there is no need to interfere with the functioning of the program once installed. However, if anyone wants to take a look at the program interface, change its settings or wants to start a manual defragmentation, they can do so by clicking on the System Tray icon of Super Easy Live Defrag. Right clicking on the system tray icon in Windows 8 will give you two options:

  1. Show Statistics
  2. Show Control

The “Show Statistics” option will show you when the disk was defragmented and how many times was the drive defragmented during last week and since installation of the program.

The “Show Control” option brings up the application window of Super Easy Live Defrag. From there, you can start Defragmentation process manually or change the settings. The interface is self-explanatory so is easy to change the settings.

Overall, Super Easy Live Defrag works as expected and as promised by the software makers. I am using the program for now, until I come across a better disk defragmenter. Go get your’s from its home page.

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Arun Kumar is a Microsoft MVP alumnus, obsessed with technology, especially the Internet. He deals with the multimedia content needs of training and corporate houses. Follow him on Twitter @PowercutIN

15 Comments

  1. jorge correa

    I defrag to obtain a faster boot and for that i use Defraggler. I was also using MyDefrag V 4.3.1 but it’s very slow but you will have a much faster boot time. I just might try Super Easy Live Defragjust to see how it performs and see if it will decrease my boot time.

  2. Vitpeppar

    For paid defrag software I found Warp Disk being completely excellent in automatic defragmentation. Also defrags page file if needed. Just install, setup and forget about it. It even defragged system files Defraggler couldn’t manage.

  3. bonbonboi

    Thanks for mention WarpDisk I’ll give it a try

  4. Jim Boyd

    Defrag is way over rated on modern Windows based PCs due to changes in the file management system. Just use the Defrag built in Windows, it does the job just fine without the need for any 3rd party software.

    Any reputable computer expert will tell you the same thing.

  5. Vitpeppar

    Only lack of features is that it doesn’t defrag FAT file system (yet), but that is easily done with Windows defrag and then you can forget about it.

  6. PatSG

    @ArunKumar — Does Super Easy Live Defrag delete System Restore points during the defrag process, like some other 3rd-party defragmenters do, despite having set options not to disturb System Restore/ Volume Shadow files ?

    Super Easy Live Defrag’s ‘features’ list does not mention whether it has VSS-compatible mode.

  7. PatSG

    @jorge correa — How do you make sure that Defraggler does not delete your System Restore points ? I have the following preconfigured, but Defraggler deletes all my System Restore points after a full defrag:-

    ? Stop VSS when defragmenting NTFS volume
    ? Exclude Restore Point File
    X Move Large Files to End of Drive

  8. Arun Kumar

    It is not mentioned anywhere. So I guess it will remove the restore points. I checked my System Restore just now and there is only one point left. Previous ones are deleted.

  9. jorge correa

    Hi PatSG…
    I have Defraggler set with the default settings and I’ve never lost my Restore Points. Try unchecking what you have checked, Stop VSS & Restore Points and see what happens. Let me know how it goes…. hope to rear from u soon…. Ciao

  10. Steven

    Very nice blog..glad to read this.

    Forzest online

  11. bonbonboi

    I have tried WarpDisk, well it’s giving an a good impression in boot optimization, but about the overall system it’s not that wow. I give an advice about that thing, it’s on Windows 7 and later the built-in defrag.exe is so far good as any other commercial tools, those tools were so good in Windows XP era, but not now. If anyone still interested in commercial tools, I suggest O&O Defrag, it’s the best one out there. For other free tools and replacement for the built-in defrag.exe I suggest “Mydefrag” v4.3.1

  12. bonbonboi

    Yup, in case anybody interested to know how to use the power of the built-in defrag.exe here’s the way:
    First, let’s fire up the task by this command line: “rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks”
    That will let the defrag.exe works.

    Later on after some several restarts, fire up this command: “defrag c: -b” That will optimize the boot files so Windows will start faster than before.

    To feel the difference you need to minimize your start-up binaries to the minimum.

    Also be sure you got a lightweight antivirus like Eset AV or F-secure, don’t go for bulky AV solutions.

  13. Vitpeppar

    I’ll stick to Warp Disk anyway. I just like it the best.

  14. Arun Kumar

    This is some good information. I will check it out.

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