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Tight Defragmentation

By Aaron A Baker ·
Dar Friends;
This may seem a little finicky, however, I am of the type that likes things to be in proper order.
I'm running Windows XP Pro.
The problem is that when I defrag my system, I am always left with spaces between the [Blue] files.
I am aware that the Green ones are directories and therefore cannot be moved, however, I am unable to get the drives to Defrag in a tighter more efficient manner i.e. all the blue nice and tight with no spaces.
I was wondering if there is a procedure that I could use, so that when I Defrag my Hard Drive
"I have four", actually One 40Gb Hard Drive "Partitioned into four", is there a procedure that I could use to defrag and have the results show up in a nice tight drive on all of them, with no spaces between the blue files.
In short, how do I accomplish a tight clean Defrag and is it possible?
Any thoughts?
I would be grateful for advice.
Thank you in advance

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I hear ya

by rkuhn In reply to Tight Defragmentation

I hear what you're saying, cause it pisses me off too (I use primarily Diskkeeper) but isn't the difference between kind of tight and tight just hundredths of milliseconds and aren't there other areas to help improve performance that would be better to focus on?

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by srp11 In reply to Tight Defragmentation

i believe the windows disk defragmenter will not defrag free space, while some of the commercial specialzied defragmenting utilities do that.

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totally agree

by tthomas In reply to Tight Defragmentation

This is one of those really irritating issues with me... I expect Microsoft to do this type of thing. I think they figure it makes it more difficult for people to resize their partitions and put Unix on the unused part. But then I downloaded the Auslogic defragger, and it left the same little sliver of files way up at the end of the partition. It seems to me that defrag means contiguous and packed tight!

PS:I released the first commercial defrag utility for MS-DOS in 1985. It was called 'Filemax'. Unfortunately, the UI sucked, and it never caught on! :>

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There's a reason for not tightly packing all the files.

by deepsand In reply to Tight Defragmentation

If that were done, it would be guaranteed that each and every file whose size increased beyond the no. of clusters currently allocated would of necessity become fragmented. "Intelligent" defragmenting programs attempt to place and disperse files so as to leave growing room for those most likely to need such.

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