Cannot defrag larger game files, "Defrag aborted. Operation cannot be done"
Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:50 AM
So...why? It gets to 30%ish then just stops without giving me a reason. Why can't I defragment my games? They take ages to load and I assume it's because they're fragmented. :L
Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:07 AM
You can defrag & validate game files (at least for TF2) through Steam btw.
Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:54 AM
Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:13 AM
Just a thought as you may not have sufficient "contiguous" free space to do that.
Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:32 AM
Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:15 PM
I might be worth trying the previous version held at FileHippo.
Is it possible that what you need to defrag a 50 GB file is NOT 50 GB of Free Space but 50 GB of CONTIGUOUS Free Space.
Perhaps your 200 GB Free Space is broken up into smaller 20 GB fragments by a few scattered files.
Perhaps a preliminary defrag of only Free space might help,
unless of course Windows has the scattered files "in use" and unmoveable.
Perhaps a screen shot showing a Defraggler Analyse display would be useful.
I ask questions because my skill is not with defraggler but in thinking "outside the box".
Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:44 PM
The highlighted section is the guild wars 2 file.
Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:10 PM
Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:20 PM
Is it possible that Steam "protection" is impeding Defraggler ?
Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:08 PM
Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:46 PM
Although you have a lot of free space, if that's fragmented to the point where you don't have a block of free space big enough for one of these large files, then you'll have an issue.
Until you check out possible solutions, and report back your findings, there's no point in trying to find another reason or reasons until then. We may be chasing the solution which has been overlooked.
Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:06 PM
I've defragged my entire hard drive, these are the only two files left. The top one never vanishes even though it manages to defrag. GW2.dat remains and still gives the 'aborted' message. And I still have a ton of red blocks on the display, none of which are linked to either file. Help?
Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:30 PM
I'll let someone else advise on Saved Games Gw2.dat.
I wouldn't be concerned with 2 or 3 fragments. You'll see no performance difference.
Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:16 PM
So, that Guild Wars 2 Client. Why can't I defrag it? How do I defrag clean space?
Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:34 PM
If you haven't yet, tick all four. http://forum.pirifor...ndpost&p=224577
You're spending oh so much valued time defragging just to save a few milliseconds of file search, and consider the wear and tear of defragging. Too much can wreck your drive.
Realize that your HDD retrieves data at lightning speed, an avg 9 milliseconds for data seek, so a slightly fragged drive is really inconsequential.
Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:37 PM