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Windows 7: System files won't defragment?


25 Oct 2013   #1

Windows 7 Pro (32)
 
 
System files won't defragment?

I recently did an Easy in-place reinstall from your tutorial...

After a thorough cleanup- I went to do the 1st Win 7 defrag (show Hidden/Protected files, Run as Admin)-
It showed C: as 1% fragmented, and System as 13% fragmented.

When I tried to defrag System, after an Analyze- Nothing Happened?

C: defraged quickly with 10 passes.

Q?- Do these System Files need to be defraged, and would performance be increased?

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25 Oct 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Hi Scottls59901,

Try this, has a lot of information on how to free up disk space.

Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover

Here's a popular freeware third-party Defragmenter. Give it a try.

Download Auslogics Disk Defrag Free

Hope this helps,
John
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25 Oct 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

The fragmentation of this drive is of no concern and attempting to force a defrag of it may cause problems. Defrag only the partition containing Windows (almost always the C: drive) and any you have created yourself.
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26 Oct 2013   #4

Win7 Pro 32bit
 
 

System Files can't be defragged when they're in use by Windows.
For this you would need something like Puran Defrag which runs before Windows loads.
Puran Defrag - Automatically Defrag your Hard Disk Drives
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26 Oct 2013   #5

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

There is little point in trying to defrag System. it is tiny.
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26 Oct 2013   #6

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

scottls59901
I have done a little looking and it seem that hybrid drive are not to be defragged. The instructions of your drive should tell you defrag or no defrag.
I have found that Seagate says no to defrag but I can't find anything about WD.
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26 Oct 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

The consensus on defraging a hybrid drive is mixed. It depends greatly on the details of your specific drive, and that may be difficult to obtain. Personally I wouldn't defrag such a drive unless I obtained information from the manufacturer that advised otherwise.
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