I don't use mst Defrag anymore, and sorry, I didn't see your message originally.
The registry settings are under the FAQ portion of the help file. Don't ask me why...
- What good is the tray icon (when I click it.... it does nothing)
I believe the tray icon is just there to annoy you, oops, I mean give you a visual indication of what the mst Defrag service is doing. I didn't figure out what the various icons meant before removing mst Defrag.
- What does "Faulty" mean next a drive icon in the main GUI (and why does it go and come seemingly at will?)
The "Faulty" designation is often simply bullshit, and, I believe, can be reported under at least two circumstances: When you have mst Defrag configured to run CHKDSK.EXE prior to defragging, and some problem (even a minor problem) is found; or when mst Defrag loses its wits and shits out the word "Faulty" for no apparent reason.
What registry settings are tweakable?
Refer to the FAQ section of the help file... They're all there, but it's a pain in the ass to find them since they're not in any table, but are rather buried in a phony discourse of supposed "FAQs". Hey, I have a "FAQ"... Will you put a GUI on the settings, so we don't have to Alt+Tab between a goofy help file and Regedit?
Are there any ways to change the order of folders(specifically, can I defrag and move the page file to the front of the drive?)
There is a registry setting (from memory, it's MoveModifiedFilesToEnd
) that lets you move files depending on certain criteria, but there is no way to move the page file, or any other specific file. You may be better off putting the paging file on a separate partition or drive.
I'm told that offline defragging will be in a future release of mst Defrag. It almost made it into 1.8, I think. But offline defragging isn't the same thing as specifying where files will be placed.
Phew... Sorry for the tone, don't know what's going on with me. I'm just being my usually nutty self I guess.