Defragmentation is the process that reduces the amount of fragmentation on a hard disk drive.

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Unable to use BootCamp to Install Windows 7 on my Macbook Pro

I get the error: cannot complete the partitioning because some files cannot be moved. I have more than enough space (250GB harddrive, 150GB free) I have tried doing a full defrag with iDefrag I ...
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Has Microsoft improved Scandisk, CHKDSK and Defrag in Windows 7?

Is there only interface design change or something internally has changed? Most of the time I could see that Scandisk is unable to check OS partition as there are no rights. It schedules the task to ...
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Defragmentation and disk based backup

I usually do backups using backup solutions like Norton Ghost. Is it advisable to do defragmentation of the drive before taking a drive image? Will that offer any advantages when I restore from the ...
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Do I need to run defrag on an SSD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do SSDs suffer from fragmentation? Is there an advantage to it? I mean, SSD is essentially random access memory.
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Auto defragmentation of SSD

I added a SSD to a 2003 server. I heard there is some kind of auto defrag in windows which is disabled for SSDs from windows 7 only. Is there a way to disable the auto defrag in Windows 2003 Server? ...
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Do I need to manually defrag a Windows 7 PC?

Given that Windows 7 will auto defrag a PC when it's idle, does that mean manually defragging a PC is a thing of the past?
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Automating Defrag

I want to defrag my work PC daily and would like to do this while I'm not at work. I know how to schedule a task but this requires the Defrag UI. How can I automate Defrag to run without user ...
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What's the fastest application for defragmenting NTFS?

For daily/weekly use, so not copying whole disk/partition to disk/partition. What's the fastest way in Windows to defragment NTFS? Edited to add: This is on a 2 Tb hard drive, used for storage only, ...
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Is it Safe to Defragment your Computer when you have low disk space

Is it safe to de-fragment your disk when you have low disk space? What could be the consequences? What are the advantages and disadvantages of de-fragmenting. Is it possible to resume de-fragmentation ...
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Why is my hard drive still fragmented after I run defraggler?

I ran defraggler last night because and I let it run while I slept. I woke up this morning and it still told me my hard drive was 20% fragmented. So I ran it again before I left the house for a ...
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Is there any advantage to using the program “Advanced Defrag” over the defrag capability in XP?

I followed the "Related Questions" link but "Advanced Defrag" was not mentioned. If there are advantages, please list them.
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Does downloading/copying files simultaneously promote fragmentation?

Does writing more than one file simultaneously to a hard drive partition promote fragmentation? Would these files be written interlaced on the hard drive? Examples: Downloading several files ...
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Impact of fragmentation in Games

I'd like to ask, if you install about 15 GB (2 - 3 games) on a system partition (and your pagefile.sys is located on the other drive), could it cause the fragmentation to occur in that way, that the ...
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Mac filesystem and defragmentation

Since the Mac OS is running on something kind of like Linux does that mean that it also doesn't get fragmented?
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VMware says virtual disk is fragmented

In Linux I'm running Windows inside VMware Player. When I shut down Windows, VMware Player says the following: How can the disk be fragmented if the host system is Linux? If I defragment the drive ...
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Windows XP: Disk Cleanup: File takes a long time to access

I recently ran Disk Cleanup (with the "compress old files" option) and Disk Defragmenter on a PC with Windows XP. This computer was purchased in 2004, and was a "middle of the road" computer at the ...
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How to force files together on a Linux partition?

I have a dynamically expanding VDI file which is 14 GB big while the partition itself is only 2 GB. The files are too spread out over the disk so zero-ing the free space and compacting the VDI didn't ...
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Looking for Registry DEFRAGMENTATION application! [closed]

I'm looking for open source or freeware registry defrag app, preferably one who doesn't need a stupid .exe installer. .zip packed and ready to go prefered! I'm using Windows 7.
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Windows cannot initialize a synchronization event

I get the above error message in a Windows batch file that tries to defrag two disks (Windows XP Professional SP3), on the second defrag. The first one works fine. The relevant code is: echo My C: ...
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Windows 7 sees 100% free space

I installed Windows 7 Ultimate and it worked well. But I realized that I needed Windows 7 Professional. I installed the new edition. Then I tried to defragment my HDD (I use Ashampoo Winoptimizer 7), ...
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How do defragmenting programs work?

a) What algorithm would a typical defragmenting program use to get rid of the fragmentation? b) In Defraggler, I have a quick defrag option and a defrag option. Assuming defrag would do a normal ...
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disc access really slow

It has been over a year me using my machine (a laptop), and these days disk access has become really slow. I am using Windows Vista Home Premium. The disc fragmentation (checked using Defraggler) is ...
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Defragment the Windows registry? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it worth cleaning the registry? Are there benefits to defragmenting the Windows registry? Or at least rewrite it in some way so as to take less space? Is there a ...
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Defragging Host OS of VMWare

I want to ask something that has been puzzling me from last few days. I will try to explain my problem as clear as I can ... I have VMWare Workstation installed in my machine. And I use one separate ...
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How to remove NTFS system files from a previous Vista installation

Tl;dr: Can't delete inaccessible (because system file and without owner) C:\$Extend\$UsnJrnl:$J. I'm trying to shrink my system partition under Win Vista. It's all fine, except that in front of the ...
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Impossible to defragment and resize a partition

I'm trying to shrink the main partition on my new PC with Windows 7 64-bit preloaded from 500 GB to 100 GB. Unfortunately, some files prevent any attempt to go below 290 GB. I have already ...
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What are the A0xxxxxx.DLL files?

If you've ever watched a windows computer defrag a drive, you might have noticed that many of the files that are fragmented and need fixed have names like A0833773.DLL. If you know regular ...
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is it worth defragging an iPod

Essentially my 5G iPod was cutting tracks off and generally misbehaving. So I did the following: 1) Use Diskwarrior - heavy directory fragmentation which it fixed; 2) Use iDefrag - some ...
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Defrag during/“after” shutdown?

I use PageDefrag to keep my page-file healthy, and have it set to run at every boot with a 1sec timeout. I think it would be really handy to be able to defrag the rest of my machine every-time I tell ...
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Fault with disk de-fragmentation on Windows 7 using various tools

I've recently been trialling various defragmentation tools, specifically: My Defrag Ultimate Defrag Ultra Defrag The problem is that I have noticed the same issue with all three of them; that the ...
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Is there a way to shutdown the computer after defrag with the builtin Windows 7 defrag tool?

I don't like running defrag when I use the computer, so I want to start it before going to bed and let it do its work and have it shut down the computer when it's done. I haven't find an option for ...
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Screen Saver (JkDefrag) functionality when monitor powers down

This may sound like a silly question, but I can't logically decide on the answer. I am using the JkDefrag in screensaver mode to regularly defrag my hard drive during downtime. If I have my power ...
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Do SSDs get fragmented, and if they do, is that an issue?

Do solid state drives get fragmented? And if they do, does it cause their performance to suffer?
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Windows XP - File Fragmentation, what is it and why does it occur?

I'm an XP user and I've always wondered why files become "fragmented", and why you don't have to deal with defragmenting the hard drive in Linux? Is it something that's Windows-specific or do Linux ...
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Can You Defragment with Help of a Separate Drive on XP?

So basically I have a drive that I've tried to clean up, but I still cannot get enough continuous space on it for files to defragment properly, so can I use another drive with a lot of extra space to ...
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Strange defragmentation tool : free space reduced after defragmentation

I used diskeeper for defragmenting my C drive on vista. Initially I had 2.6 GB free space, after defragmentation, it is just 480 MB. What happened? Please help to recover the space. Defragmentation is ...
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Best defragmentation tool for Windows Vista [closed]

Windows Vista's built-in tool does not give any status of current state of defragmentation. And TuneUp is very heavy. Is there any other good defragmentation tool for Windows Vista? Edit: I want a ...
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Boot Camp fails to create a Windows partition because it can't move files

I'm running Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) on a mac with a 320 GB drive, 167GB free space, and I can't get Boot Camp running. The wizard starts creating the Windows partition, but fails with a message ...
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Defragmentation and 15% minimum space with Windows XP

Why does Windows XP require a minimum space of 15% of the HDD to complete a defrag of a NTFS drive? Is there a better utility which doesn't have this limitation and yet does the job?
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Wiping Deleted Directory Entries and Defragmenting Directories

Edit I guess I should clarify that that the goal is not to securely wipe data or wipe traces of activity. The goal is to defragment folders. It’s easier to understand what I want for those who are ...
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Does a fixed size Virtual Machine file (vmdk, etc..) become fragemented?

Just sort of remembered something from OS class about fragmentation and was wondering if anyone knows for sure whether a VM file is liable to become fragmented if you tell it what size the hard drive ...
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Defragment a file or folder? Windows 7

Is there a built-in way to defragment a folder? I am using VM Player so I would like my 3 GB disk image to be defragmented if possible. My disk partition that the image lies in has 12 GB left and ...
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Extra Volumes appearing after using MyDefrag

After using MyDefrag, when I start the defrag again, two new drives have appeared - with very odd names. They are both named the same thing: \\?\Volume{WhatLooksLikeAGUID} Note the Guid (and hence ...
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What are “Excess Fragments” in defragmenting a hard drive?

I'm defragmenting my hard drive (XP SP3) with PerfectDisk 7.0, and it finds 816,659 excess fragments when I ask for an analysis. [update] Specifically, it shows that the 1TB disk is 14% fragmented ...
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Windows Mobile Classic 6 - Defragging? [closed]

My Windows Mobile PDA is really sluggish lately, is it possible that it needs to be defragged? Also, is there anyway to defrag a Windows Mobile device?
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MyDefrag Script: Shutdown after Completion?

I'm looking for a script that shuts down my PC after it completed the procedure. Preferably inside the standard scripts!
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What happens to a backup file if it is defragmented?

I have a 22 gig XP backup file (.bkf) on a usb external drive. Windows disk defragmenter tells me the external volume should be defragmented. Should I spend the time and effort to defragment the ...
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Why is my Windows partition unwritable from Ubuntu after I defragmented it?

I have a dual boot system with Vista and Ubuntu. I use Ubuntu 99% of the time and have the Windows partition mounted for read/write. I just ran Diskeeper 2008 while in Vista to "clean up" the disk a ...
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Is it normal that XP's defrag programm will take hours and do only a small part of the job?

When running XP's default defrag program on my Acer laptop, it takes maybe 3 hours before it stops, and then the job is never done: it is clear from the programs graph that a lot remains to be done ...
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Are multiple defragmenters a good idea?

Not willing to try this out on my only computer, but it occurred to me that using multiple hard drive defragmenters might be a good idea, or might be disastrous. I'm not asking for which defragmenter ...