Perfect Disk Defrag? or not?

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  1. ming

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    Hi, I've just finished 'defragmenting' a partition on my pc. However, it still shows the outlined fragmented files on the display.

    What's the point in having the 'Defrag Only' option if it doesn't do what it's suppose to do? Very Ghey!!!:mad:
     
  2. Perris Calderon

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    screen shot before and after pleeze
     
  3. ming

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    err. bit late for screenshot of before, but it looked very similar to the one below (just taken).
     
  4. Perris Calderon

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    if you don't have anywhere to upload, then do what i do.

    first, hit the "print screen" button top right on your keyboard.

    then, hit windows key+r

    past in

    mspaint

    then tap into the paint box, hit control+v

    then go to file, save as gif

    then send that to a zip file

    then post an atachment

    attachment is not available in quick reply, so hit the reply button
     
  5. ming

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    Is it just me, or is the NTFS server playing up? Nothing seems to be working properly today.
     
  6. Perris Calderon

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    it's you

    early new years celebrating?
     
  7. ming

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    nah.. havnt been celebrating anything. lol
    let me try sending it again. fingers crossed.
     
  8. ming

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    Well that's the screenie after the defrag. Before defrag would have looked very similar with the white lines around those boxes you see at the bottom.
     
  9. Doom

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    Try diskeeper 8. That seems to do it for me unlike the window's one.
     
  10. ming

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    I think I'll have to go back to Diskeeper. It's worked better than all the ones I've tried and tested so far.

    Just installed PD6 to see if it's any good... but guess not.
     
  11. Perris Calderon

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    your friggin drive is packed!!!...most of those files you ahrdly ever acess

    don't you want ot move those files off the box?

    anyway, do the offline defrag that the program recomends.

    also, right click on the drive, go to properties, take a look to see if any files are excluded

    I would definately move those files to a differant drive...the more room you have to defrag the better, and you ahve nno room at all

    if you can't move those files to a differant drive, then compress as much as you can since you don't access them much

    and don't forget to thank me for the quick screen shot turorial

    *polishes fingernails*
     
  12. Perris Calderon

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    also it doesn't look like you have file optimization enabled...again, right click the drive, properties, make sure "smart pacement" is ticked
     
  13. ming

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    That's my backup drive actually. got at least 7-8GB free.
     
  14. Perris Calderon

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    I edited my post...make sure you check to see if smart pacement is ticked
     
  15. ming

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    ok, thank you for tutorial (although I did that already, just didn't know how to post it) hehe.

    um, btw, my question was what's the point in having 'defrag only' option if it doesn't do what it's suppose to?
     
  16. Perris Calderon

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    aha

    on that drive, you don't have enough space do do a proper defrag

    I'd like to see the screenshot of the drive after you use diskeeper though.

    post that when you're done pleeze

    thanx
     
  17. ming

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    that was the screenie after the 'defrag' looks the same as before.
     
  18. ming

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    oops. sorry, misread your reply..
    lemme get DK running.. post it later.
     
  19. Xie

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    well if you don't have 15% (I think thats the figure) free disk space you aren't going to get a good defrag :(
     
  20. ming

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    well, in DK it says that I've got at least 26% of free space in that drive so I don't see a problem there.
    Surely no one would buy a HD so that they can make sure they leave 50% of it empty. Besides, this is a backup parition, not an OS (or pagefile) partition so there isn't a real big issue really.

    I'm defragging with DK at the moment, and it seems to be going smoothly (as expected) :p