O&O De­frag 19 Pro­fes­sional

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O&O DE­FRAG IS a pow­er­ful and highly con­fig­urable disk de­frag­men­ta­tion pack­age.

At first, the pro­gram looks much like any other de­frag tool. Launch it, and you’ll be pre­sented with a list of your drives. Se­lect­ing one dis­plays the usual mo­saic-style map of its file lay­out. Then, sim­ply click Start and just watch as O&O De­frag re­or­gan­ises your files to de­liver the max­i­mum pos­si­ble per­for­mance.

This is just the start, though. Do you have mul­ti­ple drives, for ex­am­ple? Se­lect as many as you like and the pro­gram can de­frag­ment them all si­mul­ta­ne­ously.

You don’t have to use just the one par­tic­u­lar de­frag strat­egy, ei­ther. In­stead, you can have your files or­gan­ised by their file­name, ac­cess date, last mod­i­fied date and more – what­ever best suits your needs. If that’s not enough, then you can set up an en­tirely cus­tomised lay­out scheme that op­ti­mises Win­dows, ap­pli­ca­tion files and user data to de­liver the best pos­si­ble sys­tem per­for­mance.

As you might have guessed by now, this prob­a­bly isn’t the best choice for the PC novice. Even so, it’s not overly com­plex ei­ther. Once you’ve set O&O De­frag to work as you’d like, it will run mostly in the back­ground, de­frag­ment­ing your hard disk au­to­mat­i­cally as re­quired, while you get on with other things. Be­cause it’s so light on re­sources, and can be con­fig­ured not to run at all if your sys­tem is busy or other heavy-duty pro­grams are run­ning, it’s un­likely to ever get in your way.

RE­QUIRE­MENTS Win­dows Vista, 7, 8, 10 32/64-bit, 50MB disk space WEB­SITE www.oo-soft­ware.com NOTES Get your regis­tra­tion code at de­frag19.disc.com­put­er­shop­per.co.uk

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