By ShoeGirl ยท 6 replies
Jul 7, 2008
  1. Ok, so ive had this computer for a while and it hasnt had this error before, when i defragment, it finishes but then says "Some files on this volume could not be defragmented", i dont see what causes it because it has never come up before.

    So any ideas? Would very much appreciate the help!


    ShoeGirl :blush:
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415


    usual cause is system files or programs that are in use at the time such as AVG Spyware/Malware programs etc

    Defag is best run in safe mode as the computer is started with a basic setup and no extraneous programs.

  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

  4. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    Name your OS

    With XP it always comes up.It can't defrag files in use like
    "Defrag.exe" Try Safe Mode.
    You will still not Defrag - Defrag.exe.:haha:
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    You mean dfrg.msc ofcourse !
    Unless you're talking about dfrgfat.exe or dfrgntfs.exe or really dfrgui.dll (Vista could have done with that one :) )
  6. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7



    But you get the idea.It's being used.
    But Windows/Sysytem32 has a file named defrag.exe.
    Just assumed exe as my Start Menu just says "Disk Defragmenter".
    Big deal if i assume exe.
    You havn't added much to the topic problem.
  7. ShoeGirl

    ShoeGirl TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hey thanks guys! Much appreciated!
    Will try it out

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