severe and unresolvable fragmentation: why are tiny files in 9 fragments?



Hi,

I tried multiple defrags and I'm still left with a lot of
fragmentation on my drive. I seem to have enough free space though! 12
GB free on a 37 GB drive.

This is my primary windows drive. Single logical and physical drive.
No partitions here.

I've a separate physical drive for my pagefile. (with a tiny 100 MP
pagefile on my primary drive)

Any ideas how I can work around this and get a defragged drive? I've
attached a full report below just in case there is something bad there
that I didn't spot! Maybe some of you experts have tips for me? One
thing I noticed is that my MFT seems severely fragmented! How do I
cure that?


The other thing that stumps me is how can I have several tiny
(kilobyte sized) files that seem to be heavily fragmented?? Also
attached a snippet below!

-Rahul

*************************************************************************
olume (C:)
Volume size = 37.27 GB
Cluster size = 4 KB
Used space = 24.82 GB
Free space = 12.45 GB
Percent free space = 33 %

Volume fragmentation
Total fragmentation = 4 %
File fragmentation = 9 %
Free space fragmentation = 0 %

File fragmentation
Total files = 225,199
Average file size = 146 KB
Total fragmented files = 253
Total excess fragments = 17,588
Average fragments per file = 1.07

Pagefile fragmentation
Pagefile size = 100 MB
Total fragments = 2

Folder fragmentation
Total folders = 15,871
Fragmented folders = 8
Excess folder fragments = 21

Master File Table (MFT) fragmentation
Total MFT size = 331 MB
MFT record count = 241,840
Percent MFT in use = 71 %
Total MFT fragments = 281
**************************************************************************

////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Fragments File Size Filename
9 341 KB \WINDOWS\PCHEALTH\HELPCTR\DataColl
\CollectedData_47463.xml
9 624 KB \Documents and Settings\username\My
Documents\Downloads\PowerCalcPowertoySetup.exe
9 533 KB \Documents and Settings\username\My
Documents\Downloads\TaskswitchPowertoySetup.exe
8 287 KB \RECYCLER
\S-1-5-21-220523388-1972579041-725345543-1008\Dc3.pdf
8 298 KB \WINDOWS\Installer\51cfc2b.msi
/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
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