Software Update: UltraDefrag 4.2.0

On Tuesday, version 4.2.0 of UltraDefrag was released, the first version that can only really bear the label ‘stable’ according to the developers. This open source defragmenter can do its job on Windows NT and above. Separate downloads are available for 32bit, 64bit, and ia64 environments and average only a few hundred kilobytes. New in this release is the ability to select multiple drives, which can be useful in conjunction with the ‘shut down PC when you’re done’ feature. The full changelog of this release looks like this:

Changes in version 4.2.0:

  • multiple drives selection feature was added to GUI and Scheduler
  • progress indication was improved to be more detailed and smooth
  • defragmentation and optimization speedup was performed
  • –all, –all-fixed command line switches added to the console interface and to the boot time defragmenter
  • boot time interface initialization speedup was performed
  • boot time interface interactive mode commands set changed to be the same as in scripting mode
  • HTML reports encoding was changed to UTF-8, which renders nicely in all popular web browsers including Internet Explorer
  • plain text reports were improved to be more readable
  • the following translations were updated:
    • English
    • Swedish
    • Japanese
    • polish
  • a bug preventing true Unicode paths from being displayed in file fragmentation reports was fixed
  • shutdown confirmation dialogs were added to GUI
  • one additional check preventing the boot time defragmenter from running in Windows Safe Mode was added
  • one little bug causing a wrong progress bar appearance on Windows XP default theme was fixed
Version number 4.2.0
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 7 x64, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP x64, Windows XP IA-64, Windows Server 2003 x64, Windows Server 2003 IA-64, Windows XP Media Center 2005, Windows Vista, Windows Vista x64, Windows Server 2008
Website SourceForge
File sizes 66.00kB – 524.00kB
License type GPL