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Old 10-08-2004, 06:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Fragmented System Files


I am running on a windows 200 professional operating system and I was wondering when you defragment some system files which I will list below cannot be put back into theri proper place. Does anyone know how to defrag system files like these.

Volume (C:
Volume size = 76,308 MB
Cluster size = 4 KB
Used space = 3,233 MB
Free space = 73,075 MB
Percent free space = 95 %

Volume fragmentation
Total fragmentation = 0 %
File fragmentation = 0 %
Free space fragmentation = 0 %

File fragmentation
Total files = 14,583
Average file size = 254 KB
Total fragmented files = 6
Total excess fragments = 9
Average fragments per file = 1.00

Pagefile fragmentation
Pagefile size = 500 MB
Total fragments = 2

Directory fragmentation
Total directories = 839
Fragmented directories = 1
Excess directory fragments = 1

Master File Table (MFT) fragmentation
Total MFT size = 16,926 KB
MFT record count = 15,453
Percent MFT in use = 91 %
Total MFT fragments = 2

Fragments File Size Files that did not defragment
2 1 KB \WINNT\system32\config\software.LOG
2 1 KB \WINNT\system32\config\default.LOG
2 1 KB \WINNT\system32\config\SECURITY.LOG
5 1 KB \Documents and Settings\Administrator\ntuser.dat.LOG
2 442 KB \WINNT\ShellIconCache

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Old 10-09-2004, 04:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Just use windows deframenting or get O&O Defrag. It doesn't matter if some files are still fragmented afterwards.

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Old 06-08-2005, 04:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Files which are in use cannot get defragmented. Specialized automatic scheduling defrag softtwares may defrag such files when they are not in use.
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Old 06-08-2005, 11:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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To defragment the Master File Table and pagefile, you'll need to get a third party defrag program. Those programs have the option to defrag those 2 files before Windows starts.
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