Jump to content

Welcome to MSFN Forum
Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. This message will be removed once you have signed in.
Login to Account Create an Account


Question about defrag

- - - - -

  • Please log in to reply
27 replies to this topic




  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,398 posts
  • Joined 27-August 09
  • OS:Windows 7 x86
  • Country: Country Flag

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

guess I missed that then :D
If you want true Windows user experience
try Longhorn builds: 3718, 4029, 4066

How to remove advertisement from MSFN



    The Finder

  • Developer
  • 16,637 posts
  • Joined 23-July 04
  • OS:none specified
  • Country: Country Flag

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-




    Dude,¯\_{ö}_/¯ where's my avatar?

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 147 posts
  • Joined 18-August 10
  • OS:none specified
  • Country: Country Flag
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.

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users