AnyBurn seems to be possibly the current best light & powerful CD/DVD toolbox item:
It’s available in 64-bit and 32-bit versions. ImgBurn was go-to for a long time, but it hasn’t had updates since 2013. Quite a few others are gone too. But the old reliable CDBurnerXP is still being kept up to Windows 10 as well:
WizTree is highly recommended, very very fast, orders of magnitude faster than WinDirStat, and works on drives, folders, and UNC paths.
The command is CONTIG (also available in 64-bit as CONTIG64), and it is a Sysinternals:
You’ll want to put the appropriate binary in
C:\Windows. Run it like this, in administrative CMD, it will get all of the hiddens it can for C drive (this is 64-bit):
contig64 -nobanner -accepteula C:$Mft
contig64 -nobanner -accepteula C:$LogFile
contig64 -nobanner -accepteula C:$Volume
contig64 -nobanner -accepteula C:$AttrDef
contig64 -nobanner -accepteula C:$Bitmap
contig64 -nobanner -accepteula C:$Boot
contig64 -nobanner -accepteula C:$BadClus
contig64 -nobanner -accepteula C:$Secure
contig64 -nobanner -accepteula C:$UpCase
contig64 -nobanner -accepteula C:$Extend
Notice the distinct lack of slashes in the above!
The command is CONTIG (also available in 64-bit as CONTIG64), is a Sysinternals:
It defrags, and does it very well. It does it file by file. Here’s a command probably suitable for background operation on a whole C drive, on a 64-bit machine, quiet mode:
start /LOW contig64 -s -q C:\*
Recently acquired advice. Better speed, less wear on the drive. It is a Windows service by that name.
Here’s a tool. Run this once as administrator on the drive to check, wait 20 seconds and do it again, and if it says you’re good, you are.
We can control the autorepair facility in NTFS, with
fsutil repair. Under Windows 8/2012 it will list entries of a volume’s corruption log, initiate repair, query and set the self-healing state, query the corruption state, and wait for repairs to complete.
The command is
The following usages enhance speed. There are caveats for each.
- Don’t do this if you use compression :-)
FSUTIL behavior set disablecompression 1
- Don’t do this if you use Microsoft built-in encryption!
FSUTIL behavior set disableencryption 1
- This one interferes with some backup and file-sync systems.
FSUTIL behavior set disablelastaccess 1
- This will interfere with very old software, or software whose updates do not comply with Microsoft’s recommended practices, especially involving DOS-style short filenames.
FSUTIL behavior set disable8dot3 1
- Designates more RAM for disk cache. Only use if you have ample RAM. Default is zero, 1 is an option.
FSUTIL behavior set memoryusage 2
This one may decrease speed a tad, but should increase reliability. Does not work with system drives, it is unclear as to why.
FSUTIL resource setconsistent E:\
This one resets NTFS transaction logs at reboot, this can eliminate many issues of filesystem slowdown over time which have to do with a kind of corruption which CHKDSK does not catch.
fsutil resource setautoreset true c:\
This one reserves more disk space for file tables; can be 1, 2, 3, or 4. Makes handling of large quantities of files more efficient. Unfortunately only helps for partitions created after the setting is made.
FSUTIL behavior set mftzone 4