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A question for any computer "geeks or nerds" out there..

  1. DzyMsLizzy profile image90
    DzyMsLizzyposted 2 years ago

    I set my computer to defrag the other day, and when it was done, the report dialog read, "Some segments could not be defragmented."

    Well, I want to know, "WHY NOT??!!"  What's up with that?

    Can someone please explain this in as non-technical a manner as possible?
    Thank you.

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image83
      The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Defragmentation does that often when certain files cannot be entered or defargmented.

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image90
        DzyMsLizzyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Hmmmm....scratching head, and wondering what kind of files those might be....surely not any user-created data???

        1. SpaceShanty profile image93
          SpaceShantyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Maybe system files?

          1. DzyMsLizzy profile image90
            DzyMsLizzyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            I was thinking something along those lines, but since the graph after the fact still shows fragmented areas, I'm wondering how system files would get fragmented in the first place????  Surely, they are there prior to anything else that gets installed???

        2. The Examiner-1 profile image83
          The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

          They are usually files requiring the, in terms for you, requiring the owner of the computer to allow entry or else they are main files which keep the computer running and nobody may enter. Unless you are repairing the computer.

          1. DzyMsLizzy profile image90
            DzyMsLizzyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Ok..thanks.    ;-)

            1. The Examiner-1 profile image83
              The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

              It came to me that maybe you should run a quick check with your antivirus and firewall to make sure there are no malware/viruses. They may be your problem.

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      Rad Manposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I'm not a big fan of defragmenting my drives. Years back I had a power outage half way through the process and lost everything.

    3. Sed-me profile image83
      Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations on your hotd, btw. smile

 
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