Posted 27 February 2011 - 06:03 PM
It seems that with Acronis or the built-in defragger (Windows XP), if the program can not find a space to place an entire file contiguously, it makes absolutely no attempt to defragment the file even a little bit. For example, I have a file that is ~130MB and has almost 1500 fragments now (it's a OneNote "section" so new data is added frequently). When using these defraggers, it can not find a full 130MB block of space, so it just leaves it. I've also used the "optimize" function, but that doesn't free up a big enough block of space, even though I have ~20% disk space free.
Are there any programs that will at least put some of these fragments together and reduce the total number of them?