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    Hello,

    I was trying to move a certain file to my H drive, but got an error message that it was too fragmented to move it there.  So I did a defragmentation.  After waiting for nearly 7 hours (I can't see how it says it can take "up to few hours"), it finally got done.  So I tried again, and again, the same error message.  So I go to command line and type in to analyze H drive.  Here's its statistics:

    Defragmentation report for volume H: STUFF

        Volume size                         = 117 GB
        Cluster size                        = 512 bytes
        Used space                          = 91.03 GB
        Free space                          = 26.39 GB
        Percent free space                  = 22 %

    File fragmentation
        Percent file fragmentation          = 56 %
        Total movable files                 = 16,457
        Average file size                   = 6 MB
        Total fragmented files              = 1,191
        Total excess fragments              = 385,837
        Average fragments per file          = 26.89
        Total unmovable files               = 5

    Free space fragmentation
        Free space                          = 26.39 GB
        Total free space extent             = 251,323
        Average free space per extent       = 110 KB
        Largest free space extent           = 167 MB

    Folder fragmentation
        Total folders                       = 1,560
        Fragmented folders                  = 1
        Excess folder fragments             = 0

    Master File Table (MFT) fragmentation
        Total MFT size                      = 34 MB
        MFT record count                    = 28,072
        Percent MFT in use                  = 80
        Total MFT fragments                 = 2

     

    After doing a WINDOWS defragmentation, 26.89 average fragments per file!!!

    So I typed to force a full defragmentation of H in command prompt.  The results:

    Defragmentation report for volume H: STUFF

        Volume size                         = 117 GB
        Cluster size                        = 512 bytes
        Used space                          = 91.03 GB
        Free space                          = 26.39 GB
        Percent free space                  = 22 %

    File fragmentation
        Percent file fragmentation          = 42 %
        Total movable files                 = 16,457
        Average file size                   = 6 MB
        Total fragmented files              = 42
        Total excess fragments              = 317,305
        Average fragments per file          = 22.29
        Total unmovable files               = 5

    Free space fragmentation
        Free space                          = 26.39 GB
        Total free space extent             = 258,619
        Average free space per extent       = 107 KB
        Largest free space extent           = 167 MB

    Folder fragmentation
        Total folders                       = 1,560
        Fragmented folders                  = 1
        Excess folder fragments             = 0

    Master File Table (MFT) fragmentation
        Total MFT size                      = 34 MB
        MFT record count                    = 28,073
        Percent MFT in use                  = 80
        Total MFT fragments                 = 2

     

    Still 22.29...  what's wrong???

    Sunday, December 9, 2007 8:36 PM

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  • I have a similar problem to the one above and am in process working on it - The fragmentation is not as bad but results in poor system performance still.   My question is at what point is it better to perform a reformat with these issues and if so how to avoid messing up registry and other stuff if the fragments turn out to be there.  Can someone point me to some Technet Documentation on this. I do not think Diskeeper is the answer for this and I am hoping not to have to remove and reinstall the registry.  Diskeeper may work for some but read the reviews on Download.com.  Thanks very much.  :)
    Wednesday, July 15, 2009 11:36 AM