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Hi there

I always do my maintenance on weekends, and I've just done a defrag of my "C" drive.

It completed fine, but said that there was only 1 file that could not be defragmented at:

C:\windows\system32\V_C12M.mpeg. It's 192MB and contains 1664 fragments.

Now this was obviously a video so I played it and it's simply a Sony Vaio screensaver!!

My question is, to get a perfect defrag can I either delete this or say, move it to my "D" drive?

After all, it's only a screensaver that I never use. I know that this folder contains very important files, but surely it's safe for me to delete this?

After the defrag I clicked on "analyse" again, and it still said that the volume needs to be defragmented.

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You can delete it, but first it's best to uninstall that screensaver first if it's in add/remove programs, or it will still appear in the screensaver selection of display properties. If there's no add/remove for it, see if you can find it's screensaver system file which will be in the format xxxxx.scr and delete that. Then delete the mpeg file and defrag again.
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Well I decided to move it to the "D" drive, and then do the defrag. It then came up with 3 smaller files that it said it couldn't defrag. So it seems to me that you can never get it 100%. I've done a "disk cleanup" which has reclaimed 6GB due to compressing old files.

I did find the Nature Screen Saver in "Add/Remove Programs".

I've run Spybot S+D, AVG anti-virus, CCleaner, done a disk cleanup and defrag. That surely should suffice.

Ready for action now on Monday. Thanks for your help.


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