O&O Defrag 24 Product manual

O&O Defrag 24 
COMPLETE/Name Method

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COMPLETE/Name Method

The COMPLETE/Name method defragments your files and also reorganizes your file structure. Although this method is slower than the STEALTH and SPACE methods, it guarantees maximum system performance when your files are being read.

The COMPLETE/Name method is particularly suitable for system drives. It is important to bear in mind that this method requires quite a lot of main memory due to file reorganization. If this is likely to be a serious problem for your system, we recommend you use the STEALTH or SPACE methods.


Files are sorted alphabetically from the beginning to the end of the partition and this leads to quick access to files in a directory. When Windows starts up, many system files will be read in sequence from the WINDOWS and the WINDOWSsystem32 directories (DLLs, system drives, etc.) and the start-up time will therefore be shorter.

This method is particularly recommended for computers on which the files rarely change. This reduces the reorganization time that is needed for every defragmentation.

Recommended Application

Please bear in mind that if you use the COMPLETE/Name method for your regular defragmentation runs, it should be the only one used on the drive. Combining various methods (COMPLETE, STEALTH, and SPACE) can result in defragmentation taking much longer, as the file system would need to be reorganized each time.

  • Maximizes the performance for the read access to workstations
  • For regularly defragmenting your volumes
  • On computers that have sufficient resources available when the defragmentation takes place – CPU usage is likely to increase significantly (it is strongly recommended that you use the O&O ActivityMonitor). A larger amount of free disk space is necessary with this method.
  • All kinds of servers and workstations