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D:\ Drive not defraging


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#1 preze.7

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 07:19 PM

Hello,
First a little history: I have windows vista home premium. I have always been able to defrag the C:\ drive and have not paid much attention to the D drive as it contains the recovery files and nothing else I believe. I had always assumed it got defraged as part of the volume. I also believed the D drive is partitioned. When vista was still new, I believe the D drive did get defraged. As all know, windows vista does not give a report after defraging. Now vista will not defrag the D drive. So I downloaded a free version of "SmartDefrag" and tried it. After the defrag, it shows on a report, how much on both C & D drives was defraged. But "SmartDefrag" did not defrag D drive either.

When I did an analysis of the D drive, it showed on the graph that over 98% of this drive was fragmented.
After defrag, it showed nothing was defragmented. After each file report, there's a notation saying "Not Enough Space". There is 1.24 gb free space available out of 8.87 gb, if this helps any. The C drive has 304 gb free space available out of 326 gb.

My Questions:
Should I be concerned, the computer appears to be working ok?
What are the best options if I must do something to the D drive?

Edited by preze.7, 17 July 2009 - 07:23 PM.


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#2 Platypus

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 08:02 PM

I'd suggest don't worry about it. There would be no value at all in defragmenting a recovery partition.

15% free space is required before defrag will proceed, 1.24GB is 14% of 8.87GB.

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#3 preze.7

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 08:16 PM

Thanks.
I thought that extra 1% was reason for not defraging. I'll run the program and set it for defraging the C drive only.

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 08:22 PM

No worries. I think that's the best plan.

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