In Post#1, Nomen said;
"I then copied the problem files back to the C volume (back to the directories where
they were cut from) and did a defrag "analyze" - and these files were showing up as being fragmented. (?!)"
In Post#3, Nomen said;
"These are Netscape Navigator email and Outlook 2000 post-office (PST) files."
"One more thing. I re-named one of the fragmented files as it sits on the FAT32
drive and copied another instance of that file from the NTFS drive to the same
directory where this file exists on the FAT32 volume. So the two files are sitting
side-by-side in the same directory on the FAT32 volume (but have different names).
Do you think that this second copy will also be fragmented like it's brother?
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.
This post has been edited by buyerninety: 06 February 2013 - 07:11 AM