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  1. Alan, are you asking how to purge the MFT of non-used entries? If you're looking to clear out the MFT you need to compact and compress it back to what it would be like when a new disk is formatted, but of course keeping the existing valid-in-use entries. The MFT only grows, NTFS/Windows never shrinks it on its own. When you delete a file you mark a spot (in the mft) as being open) and when you create a new file, that spot (or others nearby) can be used to store the new location information. In the meantime, in that spot rests the previous filename of what you just deleted, and some of
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