Windows XP Can't defrag .fmc files?

Sep 11, 2011
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Just wondering if it there's something to do about this. The .fmc files are in the System Volume Information and obviously not reachable (se log below). It's probably unwise to temper with them anyway but if I'm not to delete them is there a way around this? Files that can't be defragged usually stops the rest of the defragmentation to my experience!

Volume (C:)
Volume size = 74,53 GB
Cluster size = 4 KB
Used space = 45,69 GB
Free space = 28,84 GB
Percent free space = 38 %

Volume fragmentation
Total fragmentation = 11 %
File fragmentation = 22 %
Free space fragmentation = 0 %

File fragmentation
Total files = 123 094
Average file size = 478 KB
Total fragmented files = 7
Total excess fragments = 9 906
Average fragments per file = 1,08

Pagefile fragmentation
Pagefile size = 2,00 GB
Total fragments = 7

Folder fragmentation
Total folders = 12 310
Fragmented folders = 1
Excess folder fragments = 0

Master File Table (MFT) fragmentation
Total MFT size = 166 MB
MFT record count = 136 165
Percent MFT in use = 79 %
Total MFT fragments = 3

Fragments File Size Files that cannot be defragmented
3,276 1.18 GB \System Volume Information\_restore{DE8EBE68-C9C1-419D-AA5D-23D04FA9AA50}\RP13\A0020587.fmc
4,389 1.84 GB \System Volume Information\_restore{DE8EBE68-C9C1-419D-AA5D-23D04FA9AA50}\RP13\A0020586.fmc


Feb 23, 2002
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Welcome to the forums :)

You can delete them if you really want, by deleting your system restore points... but I really wouldn't recommend doing that.

I wouldn't worry if defrag can't derfag those two files, as I don't see why it would prevent others files from being defragmented (unless there was little space left) and it doesn't matter if two rarely used files are fragmented really.

You could always give an alternate defrag application a try and see if that gives you better results. This one is free to use:

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