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Old 11-12-2006, 10:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I defrag my drives/partitions once a week generally. today i noticed one of the fragmented files is a 575mb .tmp file in 750 pieces. however, it can't be defragmented. whenever it tries, it says:

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

the filename is wa180E34.tmp

is there any specific reason why this file can't be defragmented?
since it's a .tmp file, can I just delete it?
at such a large size, what could it possibly be from?
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Have you tried to find out what the file is for?

It seems suspicious. I would back it up first. Then delete it because if it turns out you need it. You can just use the backup and replace it.

If you don't notice anything after a day or so, leave it deleted.
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done. thanks. i think it's a bit torrent temp.
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*.tmp files and *.chk files almost never are useful, they're just Windows' leftovers.
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yea, that's what i figured. but the size of it threw me off. everything running smoothly without it.
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