Could Not be Defragmented?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by AaronMcarthur, Jun 19, 2002.

  1. What does it mean after defragmenting when it tells you some files on the volume could not be defragmented?
    Does this mean some files on that drive could not be put in there specific order or arranged correctly?
  2. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

    It's usually because the file was in use... defrag can't do an active file. I've also seen large files remaiin fragmented when defrag doesn't have enough disk space to defragment them.
  3. a1ehouse

    a1ehouse Chamone M*tha Fu*ka

    Just means that some files (such as system or ones in use) could not be defragged. Depends on what software u use, but you could use one with an option to defrag on boot. That way the protected and locked files can be defragged before they're in use.
  4. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

    hmm, i am not sure but i there is this program that will defrag in dos better than windows, so if it is FAT 32 and not NTFS you might want to go hunting for the tool.
  5. I might go looking for that tool, thanks for the help!
  6. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

    New York City
    Diskeeper will be able to run within Windows AND will defragment all files on your computer.
  7. Thanks i'll go download it..