How to better Defragment paging files and registry hives

Windows 7, Xp and Vista comes with built in support to defragment your hard disk to speed up or increase your computer / PC performance. However the default defragment is limited to files scattered around your hard disk. There are even tools available which allows you to faster defrag in pretty much less time.

However none of the software’s allows to defragment of your page files and registry hives. PageDefrag is Microsoft’s one of the system internal tools which allows you to defrag page files and registry hives.

PageDefrag uses advanced techniques to provide you ability to see how fragmented your paging files and Registry hives are, and to defragment them. In addition, it defragment’s event log files and Windows 2000/XP/ 7  hibernation files (where system memory is saved when you hibernate a laptop).

Features of PageDefrag

  • When you run PageDefrag (pagedfrg.exec) , It gives a list which tells you how many clusters make up your paging files, event log files, and Registry hives (SAM, SYSTEM, SYSTEM.ALT, SECURITY, SOFTWARE, .DEFAULT), as well as how many fragments those files are in.
  • You can defragment them instantly or set them to be defragment at boot time.

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Pause!! Lets know some terms first.

  • Defragmentation: Whenever you create a file , Operating system stores it at some free space but it doesn’t mean it stores them one after the other. Thus when you search or look for a file it might take longer if they are too much scattered. So , defragmentation is a process which gets your file closer in terms of memory so your file access is faster.
  • Paging Files: These are internal space which is used by operating system along with the main memory or RAM. These spaces are never defragmented with the utilities.
  • Registry Hives: These are Key Value pairs used to store options, path and others which a software or windows might use. These also are not defragmented.

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