I'm defragging my computer right now. Is this normal/good?

Discussion in 'Computer Software and Operating Systems' started by Feels Good Man, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. Feels Good Man
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    Feels Good Man GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    So i'm defragging and on that display to show you how the defrag is going, a bunch of the blocks seems to be scattered around the place rather than being close. Is this normal/good? Isn't defragging supposed to move all them closer together and not wider apart?

    Thanks

    And here's a pic of my defrag display thing:

    http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/5951/defrag.png
     
  2. mikeychunn

    mikeychunn Advanced Member

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    Hmm... is this during or after the defragging?
     
  3. Feels Good Man
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    Feels Good Man GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    During and after
     
  4. coolbho3000

    coolbho3000 GBATemp Kikkoman Naturally Brewed SoySauce Fanatic

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    I use a freeware called MyDefrag to defragment. It optimizes by moving all your files sequentially to the front of the disk, starting with system files (for fast boot), so you don't get a bunch of "scattered blocks."
     
  5. Feels Good Man
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    Feels Good Man GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I'm using auslogics defrag and it does the same.

    I just don't know why it wont move the files >__
     
  6. mikeychunn

    mikeychunn Advanced Member

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    Weird though, I don't get blocks. My defrag is like barcodes. But I think green represents unmovable files. Which isn't that bad since most are system files. Looks fine to me. And defrag doesn't make the files move closer, just rearranges files around the computer to the best the computer can do.
     
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