|Description||HiveDefrag is a powerful utility that defragments your registry
which increases system performance. The registry can become fragmented
in two different ways, 1) the files on disk can become fragmented and
2) the internal structure of the hives can become fragmented.
SysInternals (a.k.a. Microsoft) tool PageDefrag only deals with the
first form of fragmentation, whereas HiveDefrag deals with the second.
As it turns out, defragmenting the registry files has little if any
improvement on system performance, but defragmenting the registry hives
does improve the system performance. The more the machine has been used
since Windows was installed, the more fragmented the registry will be,
the more improvement you will get from this program. To learn more read
blog post on this topic.
|Use||HiveDefrag requires a reboot, so before running the program close
all other programs. Select which hives to defragment (typically
all of them) and click "Defragment." The hives will be defragmented
after which the computer will reboot. Optionally after reboot it will
display the old and new registry hive sizes so you can see how much
space was saved. The previous registry hives are backed up to a folder
called "HiveDefrag Backup" in your Windows folder. After the reboot you
can delete the backup hives if you wish.
|Download||Zip version of HiveDefrag (36K)