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Defragmentation is complete for: (C:)

Some files on this volume could not be defragmented.
Please check the defragmentation report for the list of these files.

And I attached the report. Why can't it defrag some files?
 

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usually mail files, or system files. You will always get that report. As long as there is little to no red in the graph, you are fine. Don't sweat it.
 

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ecko69x said:
Defragmentation is complete for: (C:)

Some files on this volume could not be defragmented.
Please check the defragmentation report for the list of these files.

And I attached the report. Why can't it defrag some files?
Try AusLogics Disc Defrag. 1 hour with windows, 5 minutes with Auslogics and it has yet to tell me couldn't defrag something.
 

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Large video files will usually not be defragged.....if I have a few of these files I put them on disk or move them as I like a nice Blue color on my defrag.
 

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Files that are in use when the defrag run is done can't be defragged. Like O/S components, the paging file, the NTFS MFT, etc. This is normal, it's not a problem. If you insist on having all of the files defragged, something like Perfect Disk will do it with a boot-time defrag pass.
 

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redoak said:
Perhaps it just isn't telling the whole story. Dishonest?
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I don't understand all the technical jargon, but it supposedly uses microsofts defrag utility, but it only defrags files that need it. It doesn't do every file every time. I generally do it once a week which also keeps the time down, although just doing this thru MS it still took an hour every week. I am interested in an opinion from more advanced users than myself after they have at least looked at it.
 

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Microsoft's defrag is a version of Diskeeper, they purchased it from Executive Software. It has pretty basic capabilities, but works for most folks.
 

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it's the only one we use to support over 1k machines......good enough, I guess.
 

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I ran "Diskeeper" on my three partitions immediately after using the AusLogic program. In every case DK found some additional files to defrag.

Speed isn't every thing! I consider thoroughness more important.

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Actually, that's not uncommon. I've run two defrag applications back to back to back, and they keep finding something to do, even after the other one finishes. :D
 

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JohnWill said:
Actually, that's not uncommon. I've run two defrag applications back to back to back, and they keep finding something to do, even after the other one finishes. :D
different algorithms. That may have been my first post here, wondering why windows defragger would show almost total red after a norton defrag.

And you may have been the one to answer it.
 
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