At 09:12 AM 2/16/2012, Rugxulo wrote:
>You'd think DOS (direct hardware access) would be an ideal environment
>for defragging, and certainly DJGPP should be robust enough, in
>theory, but I guess some people prefer to do it in the background of
>Windows itself while running other stuff. Remember Win9x? Nobody liked
>having to sit there bored, walking on eggshells, while it got the job
>done.
>
> > It was one of the project of the month candidates.
> > UltraDefrag defrags FAT, NTFS, exFAT, including
> > registries and swap/pagefiles and MFT structures.
>
>Only the FAT part would be interesting to FreeDOS. Though there really
>isn't any active file system guru around here, AFAICT. And I don't
>think NTFS or exFAT are likely candidates for political / licensing
>reasons.

I think the point of looking into UltraDefrag as being interesting 
for (Free)DOS is a bit mute, as for the most interesting part, it is 
actually using the "Microsoft Defragmentation Libray", which is only 
present in Windows NT 4.0 and newer (basically along with NTFS)...

Ralf 


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