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DEFRAGGLER DOES NOT TOTALLY DEFRAG A DRIVE


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#1 OFFLINE currajong

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 12:21 AM

I run the current version of Piriform Defraggler on a Win XP PC. I note that defraggling a drive often does leave quite a significant number of files/significant amounts of data fragmented.

If I then run MSoft Disk Defragmenter, the drive is then significantly further defragmented. WHY IS THIS?

Any help/advices appreciated.

Thanks to all in advance.

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#2 OFFLINE eL_PuSHeR

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 04:35 AM

Which method of defragging are you using?

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 04:57 PM

Which method of defragging are you using?


I use whole drive defrag with the option - move large files to end of drive during whole drive defrag.

Is this what you mean?

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 02:11 AM

Yes, that's what I meant. I do not use "move large files to the end of disk" option, but using Defrag Drive defragment 100% all my drives. Do you have a lot of programs running in the background? Any programs that may be accessing the disk?

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 02:23 AM

Yes, that's what I meant. I do not use "move large files to the end of disk" option, but using Defrag Drive defragment 100% all my drives. Do you have a lot of programs running in the background? Any programs that may be accessing the disk?

Thanks for help. I had problem with that.

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 01:17 AM

Yes, that's what I meant. I do not use "move large files to the end of disk" option, but using Defrag Drive defragment 100% all my drives. Do you have a lot of programs running in the background? Any programs that may be accessing the disk?



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Posted 15 July 2010 - 01:23 AM

eL_PuSHeR,

Thank you for your input. I have switched off the Defraggler option regarding the relocation of large files.
I do have a number of programs running in the background, e.g., Personal Firewall, Anti Virus and Windows Security Essentials - these are first to come come to mind.

But I still wonder why Windows Defragmenter seems to be more thorough - or is it just my imagination?

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 02:13 AM

For me, Defraggler is more thorough when running in Full Defrag mode (not quick) but IT TAKES AGES to defragment any partition bigger than 30Gb.