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BlitZ, The 57th

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#1 10 years ago

I'm getting this "error" or message stating:

Some files on this volume could not be defragmented. Please check the defragmentation report for the list of these files.

and heres what my report shows:

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any idea if this is normal? or abnormal!? because if those un-defragged files are GB sized huge, I feel an ominous vibe from it...




Nemmerle Forum Mod

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#2 10 years ago

It's not really that abnormal. Used to be the case that with large files you'd get the error if you didn't have the free space to move them to during the defrag process but you seem to have enough. My guess would be that for whatever reason the defrag utility is being denied access to them. Have you used those files before running the defrag utility at all; perhaps by playing a game?

You could try restarting in safe mode and running the defrag utility again. Failing that the windows defrag utility is crap anyway personally I use Diskkeeper To defrag when I need to. It might have better luck than the windows one. There's a free 30 day trial I recomend you use if the problem bothers you overmuch and the first case doesn't fix it. Also highly rec'd is O&O's defrag utility. Which can apparently run a defrag at bootup in order to do system files that might be in use properly.

Again failing that the Steam ones aren't worth bothering about since they're only in very few chunks. You can always re-install the Witcher and ignore it for the foreseeable future.




Stark98

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#3 10 years ago

I agree, it's normal. Some files can't be defragmented because they are important and must stay on there place. Diskkeeper is a good program but may i recommend you the following program if you hate long times of defrag. Auslogics Disk Defragmenter. It's fast, and it works great.




Nemmerle Forum Mod

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#4 10 years ago

You can stick Steam and The Witcher anywhere, they're not fussy.

Edit: Well Steam is, especially their crappy version aimed for companies, but not quite like that.




DarkKrucifix7

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#5 10 years ago
Sovereign001;4551105Auslogics Disk Defragmenter.

Very good ( and free ) program.

I liked it so much I bought their "Boost Speed" suite, works wonders :D

Auslogics Products




Stark98

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#6 10 years ago

voila, another happy customer!




Nitegriffin

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#7 10 years ago

I got Witcher files fragmented, too but they weren't bif files, or that large, only sav files, which is normal, cuz during game I made saves often..You should reinstall Witcher, it'll solve the problem. Or use any of the progs listed above, might they do the trick,too. And for Steam, you can expect fragments from Steam Application, since once you've started a steam game, steam will run constantly in agent tray icon, and like every constantly running application, they makes many fragments..

@Nemmerle 'the windows defrag utility is crap anyway' Hehh, you've got the point, it nearly killed my HDD! It was smoldering from the heat after 40mins of defrag, and it's only a 120GB tiny HDD..it raised to 49C, and its safe temp is 55C...close call. Since then, I had to buy passive cooling for HDD (which worth its price, now HDD is stable at 31C at calm state and 35C at 100% useage) and always be afraid of starting defrag again...

I'll check that prog, Sov!




Enterprise2002

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#8 10 years ago

To get them files to defragment I'd imagine it'd do it if you set Steam not to start when windows loads, and then restart and make the first thing you do a defrag.

And it's perfectly normal for things like that to happen. If the file is in use, or Windows thinks it is in use it won't allow it to be moved or edited, or anything to happen to it.




Nitegriffin

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#9 10 years ago

Enterprise2002;4551478To get them files to defragment I'd imagine it'd do it if you set Steam not to start when windows loads, and then restart and make the first thing you do a defrag.

And it's perfectly normal for things like that to happen. If the file is in use, or Windows thinks it is in use it won't allow it to be moved or edited, or anything to happen to it.

Precisely, kill the process or application first, if you have to defrag its files, it's a general rule.




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#10 10 years ago

It is indeed normal for Windows to every now and then fail to defrag certain large files. Then again some games are horrible at installing and do so very fragmented. If it weren't for that it wouldn't likely happen as often.

O&O has an old defragger that's made for Windows 2000 that works for XP. You can get a freeware version of it called O&O 2000 Free. So far O&O and Ultimate Defrag are may fave defrag utilities. With UD you can optimize by placing the files that are resource intense at the faster part of the platter. With O&O you can pick and choose which files you defrag (not in 2000 Free though).