Fragmented Drive

By friend2u
May 30, 2008
  1. I recently compressed my C Drive and I cant seem to defrag any better than 7 fragmented files and 16000 excess fragments. Before I had compressed I would have gotten those excess fragments down to maybe 300 or less. Any idea how I can improve the fragmentation ? I am using diskeeper lite (free version).
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    WHY IN THE WORLD did you COMPRESS your drive. Windows XP doesn't like that much.

    To answer your question, use the paid version.
  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,701   +1,886

    This does sound a trifle obsessive compulsive. It may not be what everybody thinks is the best defragmenter but the Windows defrag is at least competent.
    Like raybay sort of said, a compressed file is a modified file, do it at your own risk. I leave that box unchecked, it never, ever seems like a good idea.
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    considering the enormous capacity of most HHD drives today, your fragmentation is quite low. Bear in mind, you'll hardly get 0 fragmentation due to temp files etc,... unless you use more sophisticated techniques like moving temp, swap, and page files to another drive and/or partition.

    I would say you're doing fine. Windows defragger is known not to be the most efficient, but it works. If you want better defragging programs there are a plethora of them out there both commerical and FREE.

    I wouldn't fuss over any % smaller than 10% You really won't notice an improvement.
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