Files cannot be defragmented

By dumna ยท 4 replies
Oct 7, 2012
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  1. Of the files that cannot be defragmented, there are about 15 files with the same description, as follows:\system volume information\-restore(7CB8B991-9D8D-4861-B71B-4F9138F
    with different amount of fragments in each file.
    I dont know if I need these files and if not how can I delete them, any info will be appreciated. thanx
  2. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +242

    I would leave them be, They maybe for windows restore.
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,726   +3,700

    I agree with Cobalt, just leave them since they appear to be associated with restore. If they are associated with system restore, the fragmented files will not effect system performance.

    However if you really want them gone, you could try turning off restore points. This would delete all restore points, which are probably the files that are fragmented. After you defragment the drive, you can turn system restore back on and create a new restore point. I cannot guarantee this will remove the fragments or that creating a new restore point will not put the fragments back.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,158   +986

    YES these are the System Restore Points and there is no reason to fuss with them at all, as 99% of the time
    they will be short lived and disappear in favor of a more current R.P.
    cliffordcooley likes this.
  5. dumna

    dumna TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    Thank you very much


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