Defragmenting Pagefile?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by OTE, Sep 16, 2003.

  1. OTE

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    When using the defragmentation program supplied with windows, is there anyway to make the 'unmovable files' move able, am i correct in guessing this is the page file.
     
  2. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    ya, I'm on a slow connection and can't search the link for you, but I posted a free pagefile defragmenting program somewhere

    do a search for it on this site

    when doing the search, click show results as posts, and look for it

    great little program there

    once you defrag the pagefile, you'll never have to defrag it again, unless you manually increase the initial minimum, or you install more ram and the os increases the initial minimum

    ah, I see enyo posted a link to the programjust below me...get that
     
  3. OTE

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    thanks for the replys guys
     
  4. Alex_is_Axel

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    thanx for the link.. im gonna use it now :). i think my comp could do with it.. :p hehe

    Thanx once again :cool:
     
  5. Alex_is_Axel

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    :confused: it didnt take long to do.. is that normal? It took about 15 seconds if that to do it :confused:

    Has it missed something or is that expected? :confused:

    Alex
     
  6. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    ya, that's normal

    mostly because most pagefiles aren't that fragmented, and can't possibly become fragmented

    the pagefile doesn't ever get any more fragmented then it is when it's created...

    usually this is just a few fragments, and that will remain unchanged unless you've tried messing with it, and that will fragment it too.

    usually, fragmentation of the pf is not enough to cause any performance degradation whatsoever.

    now, some utilities, llike perfect disc will not only defragment the file, they will also move the file to what it believes is a more efficient area on te disc

    that would take some time longer