05/14/04 v1.5 = Someone else suggested a new batch file - no longer requires any intermediate files, yay.
DIRMS is a freeware command-line interface (CLI) disk defragmenting utility.
It defrags FAT16, FAT32, and NTFS drives and is designed to run under Windows NT 4 pro/server,
Windows 2000 pro/server, and XP home/pro (and win2003). *(There may be problems with particularly
old/slow NT4 systems.)
It's fairly easy to use from the command prompt (and probably faster than anything
with a GUI); plugin installs it into the path,
so you can just open a command prompt window from any path. The help file was converted
into RTF and added to the System menu. It does not show percent or a
progress bar, but lists what files it's moving/defragging. In general, calling DIRMS with
the drive letter and "-q" switch will defrag the drive once, quickly maximize free space,
and defrags a second time. If you're curious about its efficiency,
you can open a GUI defragger first (e.g. the XP one), do an analysis, then run DIRMS
separately and do another analysis afterwards. Truly free disk defraggers aren't common, though -
if you want something fancier, pay for Vopt or O&O or a similar product.
DIRMS homepage (Full plugin, no extra downloads needed)