Toolwiz Smart Defrag v1.3

A Full Review of Toolwiz Smart Defrag, a Free Defrag Program

Toolwiz SmartDefrag

Toolwiz Smart Defrag is definitely one of the easiest defrag programs to use. There are zero settings, no custom options, and only a few buttons.

Toolwiz Smart Defrag claims to be ten times faster than the disk defragmenter built-in to Windows, which should definitely be reason enough to try it out.

This review is of Toolwiz Smart Defrag version 1.3, which was released on September 13, 2012. Please let me know if there's a newer version I need to review.

More About Toolwiz Smart Defrag

  • Can be installed to 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP
  • Archive files like ZIP and RAR files are automatically moved to slower portions of the hard drive to, in effect, move more common file formats to the faster portions, thus speeding up file access
  • Toolwiz Smart Defrag uses compaction and merges together free space to help prevent future file fragments

Toolwiz Smart Defrag Pros & Cons

There are certainly both good and bad things to say about Toolwiz Smart Defrag:


  • Quick install
  • Very easy to use
  • Small download size
  • Minimal interface
  • Performs fast defrags


  • Doesn't work correctly in Windows 10
  • Can't customize any settings
  • No advanced options
  • Unable to schedule defrags
  • Boot time defrags are not supported
  • Doesn't show the specific files that are fragmented

My Thoughts on Toolwiz Smart Defrag

If I were to recommend a defrag program to a very novice computer user, I would certainly give them a link to Toolwiz Smart Defrag before something more complex like Smart Defrag. On the other hand, if you're familiar with defragmenting and enjoy making things work just the way you like, I'd definitely stay away from this program.

What I mean by this is that Toolwiz Smart Defrag can work perfectly fine for a defrag program if you don't need any of the advanced, and oftentimes confusing, settings and options. However, it's completely useless if you do need those things.

I love that there are only a few buttons because basically anyone can pick up on what needs to be clicked to make things work. Just click Analyze Now and then Defrag Now to start a defrag.

It's also awesome that archive files are moved for you automatically. Some more advanced free defrag programs, like Defraggler, let you move unused files to the slower parts of a drive for better overall performance, so it's nice to see that feature here, too, even if it's not customizable.