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  1. Hello Keatah, with UD4, win XP, NTSF disk I noticed a file: E:\.::$SECURITY_DESCRIPTOR It appears to be an unmovable. It prevents proper defragmentation of the disk. Help. Further content removed from post by moderation. @goddess01 Please do not post the contents of private messages from members trying to give you additional help via that route. This is extremely disrespectful to the member concerned. A private message is just that ... private.
  2. Correct Alan_B: C:\ is my system drive, and E:\ was a different drive and used for archives.
  3. > Why lock it , why not exterminate it ? Because it is uncertain as to the consequences are if "e:\system volume information" is exterminated. And because I wanted to give future readers the information to undo what they did. UnLock it: cacls "e:\system volume information" /E /G John:F Lock it: cacls "e:\system volume information" /E /R John --
  4. Hello Keatah, with UD4, win XP, NTSF disk I noticed a file: E:\::$SECURITY_DESCRIPTOR It appears to be an unmovable. It prevents proper defragmentation of the disk. Help. --
  5. Side Bar: I found 149 Gbytes in E:\system volume information I decided to delete it all versus defragging any of it. But no access to E:\system volume information via windoze explorer. How to unlock it? Unlock E:\system volume information Win-R CMD E: cd\ cacls "e:\system volume information" /E /G John:F How to find the current user "John", in Win XP? Ctrl-Alt-Del = Windows Task Manager, click Users, note User name = _ _ = John Use windoze explorer, goto, E:\system volume information Delete files. Warning: Deleting files may cause your computer to blow up plus 100 Mbytes! How to lock it? (Lock e:\system volume information) cacls "e:\system volume information" /E /R John reference: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309531 --
  6. As a side note: With Defraggler v 2.11.560 I found a [Folder Entry] with: 1750 Fragments 0 KB \system volume information\_restore{... --
  7. Thank you Keatah for helping me pinpoint the problem and the answer. The problem: How to put [Folder Entry] close to MFT (Master File Table)? The Answer: I used Ultimate Defrag 4 7654321 is the MFT Starting cluster for Ultimate Defrag 4 on my system The Particulars: 32 was my initial MFT Starting cluster (and 32 does not work for my situation) I had about 40000 clusters for [Folder Entry] for 400 Gbytes of data. About 40000 folders! So the tip I learned was Ultimate Defrag 4 does defrag [Folder Entry] but it puts [Folder Entry] before the MFT or Left side of MFT. Since MFT started at cluster 32 there was no room for 40000 clusters between 0-32 So UD left the [Folder Entry] scattered about the hard drive (not desired) After lots of calculations and to help others reading this, Put start cluster in first 20% of drive. But somewhere in the first 20% is too vague This is what I did and works for me: 7654321 is the Starting cluster for Ultimate Defrag 4. Why Starting cluster = 7654321 ? Because 7654321 is: - An easy number to remember - Easy to type in the 7 (seven) digits - An easy reference point for Ultimate Defrag 4 beginners to start experimenting - Allow lots of room for [Folder Entry] directories; upon defrag, to be just before cluster 7654321 - Allows some room for regular high performance data, which is the data on the outer tracks, to be before MFT. So the MFT is approximately in the middle of the high performance data, to increase drive performance. - and cluster 7654321 is about 3% of my drive 1000GB = 1TB drive In the above case MFT means: (Folders [Folder Entry] + MFT in use + MFT reserve + $Logfile + $Bitmap + $AttrDat + $UpCase + $MFTmirr + $Secure + $Objid) Again, Thank you Keatah for all your insights.
  8. > Alan_B > Please note that when I sort the File List in Filename order it starts with names commencing #, > followed by digits 0 through to 9 > followed by _ > … > There is no evidence of any [ or $ On my computer, when sorted by filename: [Folder Entry] appears after 9 and before _ Search parameters: + are smaller than 1 MB + include non fragmented files > That found many [Folder Entry] items ranging from 9 KB up to 161 KB. OK, we are on the same page. With Defraggler v 2.11.560: When you click on White Square, it is usually empty, but, sometime an ‘empty’ white square does contain many [Folder Entry] Can Defraggler v 2.11.560 move all [Folder Entry] near the MFT? Is the information in [Folder Entry] essential to normal operation? Can [Folder Entry] be deleted? I understand that Update Sequence Number (USN) are not essential like: D:\$Extend\$UsnJrnl:$J is not essential, is my understanding. So Pre Defrag, do: Win-R fsutil usn deletejournal /d e: does the trick to delete things like D:\$Extend\$UsnJrnl:$J If [Folder Entry] is essential, then: How to put [Folder Entry] close to MFT (Master File Table)? Instead of [Folder Entry]’s scattered all over the drive. --
  9. Hello Alan_B You have 8,815 Folders but my guess is that most of your [Folder Entry] are inside your MFT. Since my smallest [Folder Entry] is 5 KB my guess is that: Small [Folder Entry]'s are inside MFT and Large [Folder Entry]'s > 4096 bytes are outside MFT. The NTFS 931 GB drive was formatted with default value of 4096 byte cluster. Inside Defraggler you can do a Search of files less than 1 MB. That is another way I found many [Folder Entry] Let me know if you found [Folder Entry] on your drive. If you still need a screen shot to help me then let me know. Cheers!
  10. How to put [Folder Entry] close to MFT (Master File Table)? Background: Win XP SP3 and Defraggler v 2.11.560 and NTFS 931 GB drive The Hard Disk has been completely defragged or said differently all files have a fragmentation = 1. This is an archive disk and daily backup disk. Archive disk means old data is defragged and place to inner tracks of drive, slow part of drive, via UltimateDefrag 4. Backup disk means outer tracks are left free for faster daily backups. An easily visually noticeable problem while using Defraggler is there are thousands of [Folder Entry] entries scattered about drive, like: Filename = [Folder Entry] Fragment = 1 Size = 5KB to 400KB Path = E:\ _ This problem is not easily noticed with UltimateDefrag 4 but if you click on free space you can confirm there are directories [Folder Entry] entries scattered about the drive. Question: How to put [Folder Entry] close to MFT (Master File Table)? Why? To group like data and to have a continuous free space so there are no obstructions. A continuous free space for large files like a 3 Gigabyte file can have a fragmentation = 1. --
  11. Using Microsoft OutLook 2000 with a PST file... With Defraggler v1.09.138 How can this be done? Place E:\OutLook.PST at Front of Drive (for speed) and then Place E:\OL2005.PST at back of drive (A 2005 PST email archive file) For Your Informaton I can do a basic BAT file (command line) Like: df.exe "E:" /Large *.ZIP 10 df.exe "E:" /Large *.CAB 10 or whatever to get this result of placing OutLook.PST at the drive front and OL2005.PST at drive back Cheers!
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