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Thanks Cicely. @Grubbworm, thanks for your precious suggestion. I will report it to our product team for consideration. One thing need to confirm is that the feature Stop VSS when defragmenting NTFS volume is available in Smart Defrag. As for the feature Stop VSS when defragmenting NTFS volume is available in Smart Defrag, I just missed seeing it. I found it later after I submitted. I will post more comments as I use it more. So far I like what I am seeing.
So far I have not had any issues with this defrag program. Although last night I did have an issue with IOBit Advanced SystemCare 8 free. After I had it installed and ran it once or twice, I was checking out all of the settings. The little box that was residing in the corner of my desktop that showed the ram usage and such, when I clicked on it to lower the box and see what the other stuff listed was, it sent me to the BSOD. Once I had re-booted and was back up it said it had collected info and wanted me to send it to you, which I did. But, that was not related to the Defrag program. Now then, I have a few suggestions that I would like to see in your product. The “Schedule” settings should include a setting for the defrag to begin at “Startup” and “Logon”. An option to move the large files to the end of the drive, files like movie files, disk images, archives, and an add option. An option that would allow IOBit Smart Defrag 4 to be minimized to the system tray. I also have a few things from another Defrag program that I use which would be nice/ helpful to have in IOBit Smart Defrag 4. Cache analysis data of multiple drives – Remembers the analysis data of all analyzed disks. You can analyze more than 1 disk and then switch between them to see the results. If this option is unchecked, once you switch to another drive, the analysis results of the previous one are lost. This however means that ********** will be less memory consuming. Stop VSS when defragmenting NTFS volume – This option disables Volume Shadow Copy Service and Volume Snapshot Service whilst defragmentation is running. After defragmentation is complete, VSS is restarted. Folder entries NTFS file system uses special index files to identify folders. These files are hidden and contain information such as filenames, creation timestamps etc. These index files are usually located in the MFT (resident). However if the folder contains a large number of files the index file will grow too big to be stored in the MFT and will moved to another location the hard drive. If these files are moved out of the MFT they can be fragmented just like any other files which may cause performance issues for viewing folders with a large number of files in them. There is an option in ********** (Settings > Options > General > Show folder index entries in the file list) which causes these files to become visible and therefore allows them to be defragged. Please note that sometimes Windows can put a lock on an index file which will prevent the defragmentation process. I do not know if your product has any of these capabilities built in or not. But it would be nice to see them in your product.