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Thread Utilities for Vista - recommendations please
Sun, Jun 15 2008 4:36 AMPermanent Link

Roy Lambert

NLH Associates

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David

>I prefer PerfectDisk 2008.

I'll check it out


>For searching I use 'Windows Search.'
>http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/desktopsearch/default.ms
>px but it uses indexing.

I don't know if its just my install, or a general Vista feature, but with indexing turned off Windows Find 1) often seems not to find files that are there 2) sometimes never completes a search and 3) about 25% of the time crashes.

I have no desire to turn indexing on, don't need the overhead, and on the few occasions I do want to search am happy to wait. I wonder why M$ keep inflicting these things on us?

Roy Lambert
Sun, Jun 15 2008 4:37 AMPermanent Link

Roy Lambert

NLH Associates

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Raul


>If you ever do run into slow performance problems then just move all data
>from the DataTank share to your PC and then move it back to DataTank - it'll
>basically force the filesystem to defrag all the files since they're coming
>in proper order.

If I ever do fill it up I wonder how long it takes to move 1Tb of data Smiley

Thanks for the research and info.

Roy Lambert
Sun, Jun 15 2008 10:44 AMPermanent Link

"Raul"
> If I ever do fill it up I wonder how long it takes to move 1Tb of data Smiley

Would it not be time by then to move to the 2Tb model ? Smiley

Raul

Mon, Jun 16 2008 3:47 PMPermanent Link

Lance Rasmussen

Jazzie Software

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Roy,

Diskkeeper is a big one.  It's down the street from my relatives when I
visit just a couple blocks from the Burbank, CA airport.

I've switched, however, to Raxco's PerfectDisk.  They released a new one,
with an edition that works with VM's.  I think it performs much better, plus
I can have it defrag internally, externally and then shrink the VM disk.

WinGrep works pretty well for files.

I HATE REGISTRY CLEANERS....    Never met one I liked.

Lance


"Roy Lambert" <roy.lambert@skynet.co.uk> wrote in message
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> Since buying my new Dell with Vista I think I'm going to need to buy a few
> utilities since my XP ones don't work, and the Vista ones where they exist
> are "sub-optimal":
>
> Registry cleaner
> defragger
> file finder / search (without indexing)
>
> Any recommendations - free would be a major benefit Smiley
>
> Roy Lambert
Mon, Jun 16 2008 3:48 PMPermanent Link

Lance Rasmussen

Jazzie Software

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Agree with you David regarding PerfectDisk.   I use their new VM edition and
it works great.

"David" <dpuett@mac.com> wrote in message
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>I prefer PerfectDisk 2008.
>
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