Frequently Asked Questions about WinContig

A list of Frequently Asked Questions about WinContig submitted by users.

Q. How safe is WinContig?
A. Defragmentation and analysis processes are based on kernel-mode interface library functions. Thus performing defragmentation process is safe and there is no risk of losing data.

Q. Can I run WinContig from within a batch file or schedule its execution?
A. WinContig accepts a number of optional command-line switches that you can use to control how the program operates. This let you call WinContig from within a batch file or use Windows Task Schedule to schedule its execution.

Q. Does WinContig use Contig by SysInternals to perform the analysis/defragmentation process?
A. Absolutely no. WinContig is not a GUI for Sysinternals Contig, nor Contig is embedded within WinContig.

Q. WinContig is freeware. Can I use WinContig at work?
A. Sure. WinContig is freeware for personal and commercial use.

Q. What is the difference between Quick Defragmentation and Smart Defragmentation?
A. WinContig supports two different defragmentation methods. If you choose the Quick method, WinContig does look for the first amount of free space large enough to defragment a file into and uses it. Use this defragmentation method if you use tools like Windows Defrag to defragment your hard disk on a regular basis. If you choose the Smart method, WinContig does look for the amount of free space that best fits a file into ad uses it. Also, if there is no free space large enough to fully defragment a file into, WinContig does try to reduce the number of fragments of that file.

Q. I'm not able to choose a language other than Italian. Why?
A. It is important to maintain the file structure when the files are extracted from the file. Please, check if there is a subfolder named Lang into the folder into which you have extracted the contents of the file. If the Lang subfolder is missing, create it, move all the .lng files to it, delete the WinContig.ini file (if present), and then start WinContig.