Disk Defragmenter: how do I locate certain unmovable/contiguous files?

Whenever I defrag, here is what happens:

About 1/3 of the disk usage chart shows a mixture of contiguous (~90 %) files and unmovable (10 % files). The rest of this graphical depiction is white space, indicating blank disk space, except for two standalone areas of roughly equal size: one of contiguous files, one unmovable. For some reason, these C/U files never get integrated into the main. I hate that.

How can I locate these files and determine what’s going on? As you can imagine, I want everything nice and neat. :smiley:

Volume (C:)
Volume size = 27.92 GB
Cluster size = 4 KB
Used space = 7.95 GB
Free space = 19.97 GB
Percent free space = 71 %

Volume fragmentation
Total fragmentation = 0 %
File fragmentation = 0 %
Free space fragmentation = 0 %

File fragmentation
Total files = 75,540
Average file size = 262 KB
Total fragmented files = 0
Total excess fragments = 0
Average fragments per file = 1.00

Pagefile fragmentation
Pagefile size = 768 MB
Total fragments = 1

Folder fragmentation
Total folders = 4,012
Fragmented folders = 1
Excess folder fragments = 0

Master File Table (MFT) fragmentation
Total MFT size = 78 MB
MFT record count = 79,810
Percent MFT in use = 99 %
Total MFT fragments = 3

Fragments File Size Files that cannot be defragmented

What version of Windows? If it’s 2000/XP, Defrag should give you a report of which files are the problems.

As for unmovable files - they’re often just that. Particularly the pagefile (the virtual memory), which due to MS’s foresight can’t be defragged :dubious: . And if your hard drive isn’t large, that could explain a fair bit of the 10%.

However, if the contigous files are in large blocks on different parts of the drive, that’s fine. Don’t forget that a hard drive isn’t just one physical disk, but a whole stack of them, so jumping to something at the other end of the drive isn’t necessarily a significantly more time consuming task.

OK, so you answered some of my questions before I asked them :smiley:

but " Average fragments per file = 1.00" - can you ask for much more?! :wally