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cannot defrag USMT2.UNC\IMG00001.DAT

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#1 lilyleespo


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Posted 17 September 2010 - 09:56 AM

I am running XP with service pack 3. My DH set my computer up with an Admin and myself as users. Recently the computer has been running very slowly. When I try to defrag, I get this message

Volume (C:)
Volume size = 37.26 GB
Cluster size = 4 KB
Used space = 26.32 GB
Free space = 10.94 GB
Percent free space = 29 %

Volume fragmentation
Total fragmentation = 11 %
File fragmentation = 22 %
Free space fragmentation = 0 %

File fragmentation
Total files = 60,861
Average file size = 574 KB
Total fragmented files = 4
Total excess fragments = 774
Average fragments per file = 1.01

Pagefile fragmentation
Pagefile size = 744 MB
Total fragments = 1

Folder fragmentation
Total folders = 5,946
Fragmented folders = 1
Excess folder fragments = 0

Master File Table (MFT) fragmentation
Total MFT size = 86 MB
MFT record count = 67,398
Percent MFT in use = 76 %
Total MFT fragments = 3

Fragments File Size Files that cannot be defragmented
529 2.00 GB \Documents and Settings\(this omitted by me because it has my full name)\USMT2.UNC\IMG00001.DAT

I tried running the defrag in start mode as the admin, but it still cannot defrag these files.

Any suggestions?

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 17 September 2010 - 10:34 AM

The Windows defrag utility...has never been devised to defrag all types of files on the system. This, as well as personal preferences of users, probably accounts for the fact that there are so many different defrag utilities available to any user. Some of these utiliities are paid versions (e.g., Perfect Disk and Diskkeeper, among others), while some are free (I'm not familiar with any free ones but Google can acquaint you with such).

Possibly worth reading, http://www.theeldergeek.com/disk_defragmenter_utility.htm.

Worth reading, http://ask-leo.com/why_wont_some_files_defrag.html.

If you Google and use the string "cannot defrag some files", you will see a host of other users with questions about this.


#3 cryptodan


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Posted 17 September 2010 - 12:43 PM

You can always try defragging in safe mode via hitting F8 after the BIOS Post screen or Boot Logo appears.

#4 lilyleespo

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 05:45 PM

Already tried safe mode defrag. Didn't work

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