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Windows 7: Why is Defraggler reporting higher defragmentation numbers than 7?

14 Mar 2011   #1
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 
Why is Defraggler reporting higher defragmentation numbers than 7?

I noticed that the Windows Defrag tool says I have 1% fragmentation while Defraggler says I have 17%. Is this normal?




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14 Mar 2011   #2
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoloDman View Post
I noticed that the Windows Defrag tool says I have 1% fragmentation while Defraggler says I have 17%. Is this normal?

Yeah, we just had a thread about that on vista forums, I wouldn't worry about it.

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It does that to me too, but auslogics says 1%.
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14 Mar 2011   #3
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

What happens if you defrag with defraggler? Does it reduce fragmentation? You can also check with the Auslogics defragmenter.

I wouldnt be too bothered. Different defraggers probably look at files in different ways. I think the the inbuilt defrag doesnt look at the paging file and the MFT. Also, remember in vista and 7 MS changed things so chunks larger than 64 mb are ignored by the defrag. Also, defrag was invented for older, slower disks- now with disks that are way, way faster fragmentation has only a very limited impact on responsiveness. I recommend this article to everyone.

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14 Mar 2011   #4
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

thanks peeps
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