WinContig is an easy-to-use standalone executable defragmenter. It doesn’t create any installation directories or Registry entries on your computer.
Its purpose is to quick defragment files without the need to defragment the whole disk. In addition, WinContig allows you to group files and folders into profiles for processing them later.
WinContig supports FAT32 and NTFS file systems and it works with Hard Disks and SSDs.
Most defragmentation tools perform a general defragmentation of an entire partition. In a real life scenario, you often want to defragment a single file or a directory, for example to improve the loading speed of a program file, or to reduce the loading time of a certain disk intensive application like a game.
WinContig has been designed specifically to meet the needs of users who focus mainly on files and folders rather than an entire disk.
Its ability to filter files by several criteria combined with its ability to be controlled via command-line switches, make WinContig the perfect tool to defragment particular files that are frequently used and continuously becoming fragmented.
In order to start using it, just extract the contents of the ZIP archive to any folder you like, and run it. Its defragmentation and analysis engine is based on the standard Microsoft defragmentation API.
The WinContig supports two different defragmentation methods:
If you choose the Quick method, WinContig does look for the first amount of free space large enough to defragment a file into and uses it. Use this defragmentation method if you use tools like Windows Defrag to defragment your hard disk on a regular basis.
If you choose the Smart method, program does look for the amount of free space that best fits a file into ad uses it. Also, if there is no free space large enough to fully defragment a file into, WinContig does try to reduce the number of fragments of that file.
This application is released as freeware for personal and commercial use.
What’s new in WinContig 184.108.40.206:
- Added Dark mode support. When Dark mode is enabled in the system settings, WinContig will use a Dark mode-themed user interface.
- Added the ability to choose into which zone of a disk the files should be placed (fast disk access zone, slow disk access zone, user defined disk zone).
- Added the ability to choose the default action when an item is double-clicked in the upper pane.
- Added the ability to choose the default action when a file is double-clicked in the Fragmented files tab.
- Added the ability to suppress the warning dialog box when opening a profile containing missing items.
- Added a new column to the items list displaying the percentage of the internal fragmentation of a file.
- Added a new column to the fragmented file list displaying the percentage of the internal fragmentation of a file.
- WinContig may not correctly load a profile during startup if the profile is stored in a path containing the ‘&’ char. Fixed. Many thanks to PlateauRealm who pointed it out.
- In some rare circumstances, WinContig may crash during startup on some Windows 10 environments. Fixed. Many thanks to Vangelis Lekkas who pointed it out.
- Some minor graphic improvements.
What’s new in WinContig 220.127.116.11:
- Improved support for Windows 11.
- Added the ability to analyze and/or defragment files and folders from the context menu of File Explorer.
- Added the ability to set the prioritization of the defragmentation engine (performance versus responsiveness).
- In the Fragments dialog box, now fragments are also listed by file cluster. This is useful if you want to investigate how complex the fragmentation of a file is.
- [User Requested Feature] Added the ability to copy fragmented files listed in the lower pane to the upper pane.
- Some parts of the GUI were not correctly displayed in high contrast mode. Fixed.
- Some minor bugs fixed.
What’s new in WinContig 18.104.22.168:
- WinContig may not correctly display messages and disk check results in East Asian systems. Fixed. Many thanks to Robert Choi (who pointed it out) for his continuous and commendable support.
- Updated the Korean language module.
What’s new in WinContig 22.214.171.124:
- Dropped support for Windows XP. Starting from this version, the minimum supported OS is Windows Vista.
- WinContig has a new Options dialog box.
- Added the ability to load a profile at startup.
- Added the ability to change the media type associated with a physical disk.
- Added the ability to prevent the defragmentation of the files when computer runs on battery power.
- Added the ability to filter out the files by the number of their fragments.
- Added the ability to filter out the files by the size of their fragments.
- [User Requested Feature] Added the ability to close WinContig by pressing the ESC key.
- [User Requested Feature] Added the ability to highlight the row of the currently processed item.
- [User Requested Feature] Added the ability to show the profile name on the title bar.
- Some minor bugs fixed.
Homepage – https://wincontig.mdtzone.it
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10, 11 (32-bit, 64-bit).
Size: 1.29 MB