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... something that the OP - for any reason - is not wanting to do.


guess I missed that then :D
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jaclaz said; "A defragmenter has no reason to treat a .pst file differently from
ANY other file"
Given that he has identified that the pst files are not being defragmented, & that
other files are being defragmented, ipso facto, these pst files are being treated
differently [either by the XP defragger or something else]. I'll discount sorcery.
PERHAPS we should be asking Nomen IF the above mentioned [exact same] "two
files sitting side-by-side" that appeared fragmented in Xp defragger, appeared to
be fragmented in Exactly-The-Same-Way, that is, the fragmentation gaps were in
exactly the SAME places, in each file, OR if the fragmentation gaps were in
DIFFERENT places in each file.

No ipso facto.
I would look more for probabilities, and coincidences, like you know ;):

These are files that are anywhere from 400 mb to 1.7 gb in size. These are Netscape Navigator email and Outlook 2000 post-office (PST) files.

read as:

The largest files that are on that filesystem - ranging from 400 Mb to 1.7 Gb in size - and that remain not contiguous after the mentioned procedure are - coincidentally - Netscape Navigator email and Outlook 2000 post-office (PST) files-


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Our pending questions for Nomen, then, are;
Using the XP MMC (GUI) defragger,
1.) are only the PST files appearing to not defragment,
2.) are only very large files appearing to not defragment,
3.) what , if any, other files appear to not defragment, and
4.) if there are any non-PST files which are larger than a PST file,
does that larger non-PST file defragment?

[Edit: 5.) Do the PST files defragment if only essential XP OS and XP
defragmenter processes are running before starting defragmentation,
as shown in XP task manager?
Sorry-couldn't resist slipping it in.]
We await his return!
Edit: 6.) What version of the XP Defragger is shown in
the Defraggers' About (or Action/About) menu?

Edited by buyerninety, 06 February 2013 - 05:50 PM.





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