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From 15 to 19%?!

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I just used Defraggler for the first time and first I analyzed my (1tb) drive and it said 15% fragmentation. Then I clicked defrag and now 24 hours later it was only at 50%. I aborted and reanalyzed. Now the there's 19% fragmentation. How's this possible? Apparently for some reason I'm worse off then before. Please someone explain this to me.

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Because files are fragged during the moving process.

You see, to move a group of files from many points A to a single point B, it must first remove the existing files in point B to a holding area point C. This creates more interim fragmentation. You aborted defrag while all these fragged files were temporily cached.

Now defrag again and if you do not abort you should end up with less fragmentation.

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This bloody software is running for over 3 days straight now (I'm now at 79%; first 60 went ok then went really slow). It's using roughly 34% cpu power continually on my 3,2ghz quad core. There's only one disk in my system and I have roughly 3gb left (from a total of 1tb). I did read the message after pressing start that says it will take longer if you have this low amount of space left but still, this is just ridiculously slow. Any advice?

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- - - I have roughly 3gb left (from a total of 1tb) - - - Any advice?

You did not mention this in your first post, for if you had I would not have replied. You have incredibly low free space -- less then 1/3rd of 1%, and I'm surprised Defraggler is up to the challenge! <_<

 

Because of this revelation I cannot comment further.

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Two other defrag apps I have seem to work fine though. I used UltimateDefrag 2008 and the windows defrag program. So why does defragler has a problem with this?

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Maybe we need to state the obvious here:

Get an additional 1TB drive. Move half of your content over to it.

Then any defrag program you choose will work OK.

What is surprising is that ANY defrag program would not simply choke-and-puke on what you described above.

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Maybe we need to state the obvious here:

Get an additional 1TB drive. Move half of your content over to it.

Then any defrag program you choose will work OK.

What is surprising is that ANY defrag program would not simply choke-and-puke on what you described above.

 

You act like I can't solve my problem. Of course it is obvious what you are saying. But hey, why not just delete everything I have that could work? All I was asking is why defraggler seem to have a problem with it and the two other apps I have don't. If anyone knows let me know.

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It's no good quoting pointless statistics without analysing the data, i.e. looking at the file list finding what's fragmented.

Defraggler is known to cause Vista/Win 7 to create a restore points for System Restore stored in "C:\System Volume Information".

If you clear out your restore points you might find that the level of fragmentation to be a lot less than previous.

 

Richard S.

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I don't think there are any files in that folder created by defraggler. But it would help if you told me what the filname is. There are just a bunch of log files. Systemfolder was protected and I couldn't got in first so I had to change that. Maybe that's why there is no restore point? I'm using Win7 x64 btw.

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Great. Now with those windows updates which automatically restart you?re system if you don?t postpone (max 4 hours) it (only option) will reboot your system. Now there's 28% defragmentation. Where do I find the restore point/file? A quick reply would be greatly appreciated.

 

Btw. Now I only defragged the defragged files which went a whole lot quicker (less than an hour I think) but my hdd is still 28% defragmentated.

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