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Old 01-05-2007, 03:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Do I need to defragment my swap file partition?

I have a swap file partition on the beginning of my second HD.


Does it ever need to be defragmented?

And if not should I allow windows to use the full amount of the partition?
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you should defragment your swapfile, ordinary defrag utilities can't do this however. A poor mans method would be to reduce the swapfile to zero, reboot then set it back to what it was. Effectively deleting and recreating the swapfile.

"And if not should I allow windows to use the full amount of the partition?"

I don't understand what you're asking here
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I doubt that creating a new page file works. I heard about this method many times; instead of defragging some people copy over all files on their disk, move them to another disk, and move them back.

I tried this; it willl help a little, but after analysis it will still be fragmented.
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When I say should I allow it to use the full partition I mean I have a 2.4gb partition but windows only uses 2gb. That way I can run Disk Defragment because it has 16% free.

But are you guys saying that window's Disk Defragmenter won't work on the swap file even with the extra space?
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But are you guys saying that window's Disk Defragmenter won't work on the swap file even with the extra space?
I'm pretty sure thats the case
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Well I tried running it and it says it defragments it but nothing happens.
So should I just tell windows to use the other ~400mb on the partition? (it would bring it up from 2gb to 2.4gb and I have 1gb of ram)
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Try using a different defragmenter. Here's a good free one:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/O&O_Defrag...ion_d4545.html
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I was under the impression that one of the purposes that made you moved it to it's own partition so it wouldn't be defragmented. I've read that in a few books and magizines

I took that to mean that you should not defragment it
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