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

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what is the Analyze and Optimize button do in degragment software in windows

what is the difference between analyze and optimize buttons in the disk optimize software in windows. OS windows 8.1
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Disabling automatic defragmentation with both SSD and HDD

I have both a M2 SSD and a HDD in my computer. Now I've been trying to make my SSD faster, and found a video that said disabling automatic defragmentation would help me. But since I have both, I would ...
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How to defragment multiple EFI partitions?

I tried installing another non-windows (linux) operating system along side Win10 but due to some issues had to delete it later. Now after deleting the partitions that Linux was occupying, I see 2 ...
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Task Scheduler ScheduledDefrag, incrementally?

\Microsoft\Windows\Defrag\ScheduledDefrag in task scheduler, does this actually defrag 'incrementally', maybe with a fixed size at a time, or can it continually defragment a whole harddrive, while ...
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fixing a heavily fragmented HDD

on my laptop I have a ssd(ubuntu) and hdd(windows10 +storage). my main OS is the ubuntu and I use windows mostly for games. the hdd acted really slow so I checked it and windows defragmantation tool ...
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How to list the most fragmented files on Windows 7

defrag on previous Windows versions produced a report with the list of the most fragmented files. Often a few files are responsible for most of the fragmentation,allowing me to delete/move such files ...
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Took ownership of system32 on Windows 7, cancelled a defrag, haven't been able to boot since

As I said in the title, I took ownership of System32 on my HP Elitebook 8560p laptop. It's running Windows 7 and I use iObit Advanced System Care to scan and fix problems once a week. I took ...
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windows - Free space on disk but cannot partition

Iv'e been trying to set up an Ubuntu 18.04 as dual boot alongside my Windows 10 on my personal laptop, using this guide. I have only one disk, so the first step is to shrink the current partition ...
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How does the Disk Defragmenter in Windows 7 optomize the main OS boot volume?

When checking under the "Application" section of my event logs from within the Event Viewer, I often see references that the Disk Defragment service has completed boot optimization on my main ...
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Can I remove massive DFOptimize_#.bin files from C:\?

There are about 50 of these DFOptimize_1.bin files, each with a different number (DFOptimize_1.bin, DFOptimize_2.bin, etc.) in my C:/ drive. From my research, it looked like these were connected to ...
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What does Piriform Defraggler's “Optimize” option for SSD do?

I regularly used Piriform's Defraggler to defrag my hdd. Switching to SSD, I thought it was no more necessary, as SSDs do not require defrag. I used it to make a benchmark, and the program proposed ...
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Power fail while running defraggler SSD optimization

Tonight I was running Defraggler's Optimization tool for SSD, but at some point power in my home went down, and the pc has been powered off in the middle of the job. I ran it again, to find out my ...
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Setting system-wide quota on ZFS

It is commonly recommended that one shouldn't fill a ZFS volume beyond 70-80% to prevent fragmentation. I, however, find that I have gone beyond that in the past (the "I need just a bit more, I'll ...
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EMTEC 32gb flash drive

I have work pictures and videos on this and now when I go to use it it says to reformat it. I dont know if I could recreate the data again:( Prior to Windows 10, I was able to do a disk clean and I ...
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Sufficient assurance that defragmentation is disabled in Windows 7?

The vendor documentation for a hybrid SSD/HDD drive says to disable disk defragmentation because it undermines the algorithms that determine what portions of the conventional magnetic drive to store ...
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Is it possible to estimate the time of defragmentation?

My PC is 8% fragmented, and I'm currently on Pass6, more or less 20 minutes have passed. I wonder if there is a way to know the estimated time it will finish?
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In what order does Konqueror copy files? Is it biggest first? Is this helpful?

I've selected a very large set of folders in Konqueror and copied them from one disk to another. I'm noticing, watching the progress, that it's blatantly not copying in simple depth-first order. ...
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Defrag left disk full

I have a 900GB HDD that had around 120GB free. The disk was showing 55% fragmented so I ran a defrag. The defragmentation took a long time and I left it running over the weekend, but unfortunately ...
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Windows defrag error Error code 0x89000019

Clean Install Windows 7 64bit, all updates applied Ran defrag from the command prompt and got error Error code 0x89000019 Also logged w windows event error 257 Plenty of Free space. What causes ...
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Is fragmentation worse the larger the drive is?

My work computer was very slow and became faster after I defragmented the hard drive. I remember my old personal computers weren't as slow when their drives were fragmented, but the drive was like ...
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Does defragmenting a hard drive require at least some free space? If so, how much?

Question inspired by this gif from wikipedia: (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defragmentation#/media/File:FragmentationDefragmentation.gif) In the gif, the blocks (sectors?) are moved to free ...
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Do rolling releases inevitably cause higher fragmentation over time than point releases?

Let's compare Debian Stable as a candidate for point releases and Arch Linux as a candidate for rolling releases: Does a rolling release by default cause higher fragmentation on the drive than a ...
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Writing to hard disk , whilst running windows defragmenter (secondary hard drive)

Is it ok to write to a HDD whilst running the defrag tool? I decided to check how fragmented it was and it was 39% so I am defragging, but its taking a long time. I wanted to install a game to my ...
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Directory with more than 4096 bytes

A directory file has typically 4096 byte. However, I have a couple of directory files which have a size of more than 4096 bytes, e.g. 28672, 12288, 20480, 16384 (for ext4). I read this article and it ...
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How can I defragment a ReFS mirrrored Storage Space (Windows 10)?

Possibly related question: https://serverfault.com/questions/790563/refs-is-fragmentation-ok-is-defragmentation-needed Note that I am using Windows 10 Home, version 1607. The Storage Space has four ...
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Defrag Terms Description

There are 3 terms used in the Windows defrager. Relocated, consolidated and defragmented. Can someone give me some clarification of them?
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Moving hard disk blocks after deleting file

When deleting a file in windows (and maybe in other operating systems too), it leaves a free zone in the hard disk. Example: Here is a representation of hard disk blocks (blue square represents a ...
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What happens when I restore my windows (Linux) system back to my hard disc, when I didn't do disc defrag?

An intersting question is now surrounding me: 1) First I didn't do any disc defrag and I did a backup with Windows Image Tool for my current system. 2) Then after a long time, I restored from the ...
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Running Windows disk defragmentation on boot in Windows 10

My PC shows that the system reserved and the windows partitions are fragmented above 10%. I kept the defrag option running within Windows but there is no impact on the fragmentation percentage. I ...
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Auslogics Disk Defrag SSD Support

I am using Auslogics Disk Defrag in my computer to defrag my drives. Recently, I change my main system drive into an SSD. I then enabled the TRIM feature in its SSD support settings. Question is, if ...
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How to repair a Windows system that got stuck at Glary Utilities' BootDefragDriver.sys while booting

There are a lot of complaints in the Glarysoft General Feedback forum concerning Bootloop after latest update of Glary Utilities: BootDefragDriver.Sys and the...mmmh, how to stay polite...lapidary, ...
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While using the “defrag /c” command in cmd, does Windows also defragment SSDs? [duplicate]

While using the "defrag /c" command in cmd, does Windows also defragment an ssd? Defrag /c will defragment all hardrive in the system, however I am not sure if it includes SSDs. Any help would be ...
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Disk defragmentor in Windows stops at 0% on Pass 1, and just shows fragmentation %, how do I resolve this?

I'd like to defragment a drive that is 81% fragmented. The problem is Windows on my desktop at school and my laptop wont help it get past 0% before the action seemingly stops completely. The Desktop'...
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Is it safe to delete some files when defragmenter is running?

Can i delete some files or programs while defragmenting? Is it gonna cause some problems or slowdowns? EDIT: Slowdowns referring to the defragmenter taking more time.
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Defragment pagefile on windows 10 or diagnose PerfectDisk failure

I've recently had to change pagefile size thanks to changing hardware specs and, naturally, new part of pagefile is fragmented from original file. I've used to defragment it with PerfectDisk until ...
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Should an HDD be defragmented On Windows 10 (NT?)

Yes. A hard drive. Not an SSD. NTFS. As far as I know and see on the web - HDDs should be defragmented. That's why Windows NT does it in the background all the time. (Well, not really, since my ...
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Should I defragment my SSD on Windows 7? [duplicate]

A lot of us have heard before that you should "never defrag an SSD", but that seems to be only relevant for older Windows versions (like XP and below). Windows 7 and above seem to have enough ...
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Should I defragment my SSD?

I have just learned that one should "Never defragment your SSD". But I have no idea if that is true. I believe that Windows 10 was automatically scheduled to finish defragmentation on my SSD, but I ...
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Copy files to custom sectors on HDD

Whenever I try to copy huge amount of files on a NTFS drive, Windows always fragments the file. This is very annoying because I'll get a really slow transfer speed (~100KB/s for a 15GB file!), and ...
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How to tell what last had access to and wrote to hard drive?

I've recently been losing hard drive space. I've been doing all I can to get rid of temporary files and whatnot, but I feel like it'd be more time-efficient if there was a way to pinpoint what program ...
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Will Windows XP sense a drive is an SSD and thereby avoid defragging it even if the user tries to manually run defrag?

There's no point in defragging an SSD, but what happens if a user decides on their own to run the native Win XP defragging tool? Will Windows XP sense a drive is an SSD and thereby avoid defragging it ...
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Windows is writing to the physical end of my disk

I have a secondary hard drive that I keep all my games and non important data on. I am constantly saving and deleting items off of this drive. Lately I noticed performance degradation on the drive, ...
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Win 8.1: Defrag Optimize Issue: Do you want to restore default optimization settings?

Optimize Drives Do you want to restore default optimization settings? Storage optimization is currently using customized settings created by another program. Before you can modify the ...
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Files corrupted after Defragmentation

This is my first post in this forum. The Problem: Today, I decided to defragment and optimise my 2TB external Hard Disk using Auslogics Defragmenter. Now, a little background here. The partition ...
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Low disk space for shrinking even after defragmentation

To install ubuntu in my windows laptop, I need to shrink my disk space into two sections, windows C drive and unspecified space. However, given my 350Gb empty space out of 650Gb in C drive, available ...
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network lag issues on multiplayer games

I need help with a networking issue. About 80% of my games are unplayable multiplayer due to lag. One particular game I play (Rocket League on PS4) I get the red network disconnect triangle, even ...
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How to prepare SSD drives for shrinking partitions in Windows?

I was trying to shrink a partition (Windows 10). For traditional hard drives, I can use the Optimize Tool to defragment the hard drive to free up disk sectors towards the end of the HD and shrink the ...
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more problems post malware scan and defrag than before

ok so, the little hiccups my PC has been having have turned into a full on dry heave. the issues i used to have were as follows: I have windows 7 and for some reason it keeps telling me to shut down ...
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How to clean up/optimize/defrag $Extend\RmMetadata\$Txf files?

After analyzing my HDD, I see so many small files with no extensions. Their paths are mostly C:\$Extend\$RmMetadata\$Txf.. File names start with 000000000[xxxx] Is there a way to defrag all of them ...
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Is it safe to defragment platter-based USB hard drives?

Occasionally defragmenting internal IDE/EIDE/ATA/SATA/SATA2/SATA3/etc platter-based hard drives is often a recommended practice. What about external USB/USB2/USB3 platter-based hard drives? Is it a ...

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