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fragmented files after defrag

by barndoors / June 11, 2005 10:58 PM PDT

Is there a way to get rid of fragmented files left after running defrag, short of reformatting my hard disk? I have many, many fragmented files showing up, and my computer is running very slow, especially on-line. I'm running an AMD 2 Ghz, with 512 memory.

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Not a performance issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 11, 2005 11:08 PM PDT

Usually only bothers the neatniks in us, the real performance item you want to try is in this item IF a defragment run actually sped up the machine. Read and use the method noted at

If the neatnik can't be silenced, they usually get to pay up for the full version of DISKEEPER.


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third party defrag
by Recycle_Bin / June 13, 2005 4:44 PM PDT

You can try running defrag in safe mode but the built-in program just takes too long and will not touch open files.

I suggest downloading a third party defrag program where you can schedule the defrag to run automatically in the background. It will even defrag the master file table and page file before windows starts.

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