Questions/help with strange defragmentation results


ECLiPSE 2002

Using Win XP home and when I run MS defrag there appears to be no
significant defragmentation at completion. Large blocks of fragmented
sectors exist. I have also run another defrag utility again with no
reduction in fragmented sectors.

Listed below are the details from the MS defrag utility. I am somewhat
of a novice and do not know how to interpret the results - especially
the many files that cannot be defragmented.

Can some kind soul assist me and perhaps offer suggestions on what if
anything I can do to defrag these huge files.

Volume (C:)
Volume size = 37.27 GB
Cluster size = 4 KB
Used space = 19.64 GB
Free space = 17.63 GB
Percent free space = 47 %

Volume fragmentation
Total fragmentation = 18 %
File fragmentation = 36 %
Free space fragmentation = 0 %

File fragmentation
Total files = 49,381
Average file size = 522 KB
Total fragmented files = 28
Total excess fragments = 82
Average fragments per file = 1.00

Pagefile fragmentation
Pagefile size = 384 MB
Total fragments = 1

Folder fragmentation
Total folders = 4,696
Fragmented folders = 1
Excess folder fragments = 0

Master File Table (MFT) fragmentation
Total MFT size = 133 MB
MFT record count = 54,112
Percent MFT in use = 39 %
Total MFT fragments = 2

Fragments File Size Files that cannot be defragmented
3 256 MB

4 256 MB

4 256 MB

14 256 MB

11 256 MB

12 256 MB

12 256 MB

Thank you,


Wesley Vogel

Those files look like temporary files of some kind. They may have been in
use when you ran defrag. If those files still exist on your machine, try to
delete them.

Hope this helps. Let us know.

MS-MVP Windows Shell/User



My advice would be not to defrag. It is of no noticeable
benefit (except in rare circumstances) and exercises the
hard drive. Which is NOT good.



ECLiPSE 2002

Many thanks to the responders - yes they were indeed temporary files
and I deleted them.


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