Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works

Are some files impossible to defrag?

  • Please log in to reply



    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 7 posts
There is a huge "something" on my computer that won't defrag. I can defrag everything else but this.

Periform Defraggler-
Posted Image
Anyone know what purple means?

Windows Defragmenter-
Posted Image

Why can't I defrag this? And on another note, why does the defragmenter catch things that the defraggler doesn't and visa versa.

Edited by MrFish, 17 August 2009 - 09:24 AM.

  • 0





  • Moderator
  • 34,114 posts
Hello MrFish.... Welcome to GeeksToGo, :) :) :)

I will try to answer your questions for you.

Why can't I defrag this? And on another note, why does the defragmenter catch things that the defraggler doesn't and visa versa.
No defragging program will be able to do the job 100%.

The unmovable files you see in both defrag programs will normally be system files. Those files are set in particular place and order so that the system will function correctly.
From what you are showing between the two programs your drive looks pretty good.
You may also think about cleaning out Temp files to open more room on your system. A great program we here at GTG suggest to use is TFC or Temp File Cleaner.

Download TFC by OldTimer to your desktop
  • Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
  • It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.
  • Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two. Let it run uninterrupted to completion.
  • Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.

We also suggest you Defrag your system again right after TFC has completed.
  • 0

Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP