Hello, and thank you to anyone willing to give of their time. I have a Western Digital My Passport Essentials 1TB external hard drive that I've used solely for data storage since I purchased it 5 months ago, and it's never given me any trouble. Recently while using MyDefrag4.3.1 I noticed that there are several areas (the red lines in the screenshot) on the drive that are considered unmovable. Here's the screenshot:
Using the cursor while running MyDefrag, I've determined that the lowest red line near the bottom, left corner of the screenshot (above the word "space") is a $LogFile; the short red line on the left edge of the screenshot about halfway up is a $BitMap; and the last 3 red lines closest to the top of the screenshot--1 on the left edge of the screenshot, 1 on the right edge of the screenshot, and 1 near the left edge in the black area (empty space) at the top of the screenshot--are all parts of the same thing, a single .avi file that I created from a DVD. My question to someone more knowledgable than I is: why are these areas of the hard drive unmovable? Have those sections of the physical hard drive somehow become defective? Just to test, I deleted the .avi file and reran MyDefrag, and the same 5 red lines still show as unmovable. As you can see in the screenshot, the highest red line, up and left, is actually in the empty space on the drive! Maybe it's not a big deal because the external drive seems to be working fine, but I can't help but be curious as to why those 5 sections on the hard drive, 1 of which is in free space but still labeled, are deemed unmovable. Any ideas? Thanks again for any help.