Some files won't defrag?

By bisugzzz ยท 4 replies
Oct 15, 2009
  1. i tried to defrag my drvive c.. some files are said fragmented but it won't defrag?? any suggestions?? i have 160gb of drvie space and 16% is free space
  2. WinXPert

    WinXPert TS Guru Posts: 445

    What program are you using?

    Reasons why some files remains defragmented are:
    1. Lock by the system (pagefiles and system files in use);
    2. Not enough contiguous space. For example you have a 300Mb file and your maximum contiguous space is 250Mb you can't defrag it.

    Try Executive Software Diskeeper. They have a 30 day trial version. It defrags before Windows boots and can even defrag the pagefile, MFT and directory structure.
    ...or disable your pagefile, reboot and defrag.


    I'm using AusLogics Disk Defrag.
  3. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    A great (freeware tool) for defragging pagefile and other files locked by Windows is PageDefrag. See this post for tips on how to use it most effectively for performance.
  4. bisugzzz

    bisugzzz TS Rookie Topic Starter


    what is that executive software diskeeper?? can you provide a link??

    how can i disable a pagefile??

    .. is it possible that if i reinstall the program, then i can defrag it?
  5. bisugzzz

    bisugzzz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i am using an empire total war program
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