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    Hello,

    I use a particular defrag program which has an "Analyzing" feature for before you start the actual defrag process. Apart from that it also lets the user know how many junk files are on the computer. I recently ran a scan, and I always analyze before the defrag process begins. It had shown me that apart from the number of de-fragmented files needing attention, it also told me that I had like 5000 junk files and the space their taking up on my computer's memory or something. After reading that I went and used the Disk Cleanup utility to remove them. To see if it had removed them, I used the program to analyze again and none of the junk files were removed. I'm not sure if it is cause for concern, but I thought it would be best to ask here about it.


    Thank you.

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    And which "particular defrag program" do you mean ?

    If you ask for help you should tell us what you are using...

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    My apologies.


    It's Auslogics Disk Defrag. (free version)

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    I tried Auslogics Disk Defrag some time ago.
    When it had finished, the defragmentation, according to Auslogics Disk Defrag, was higher then before i ran it.
    And the built-in defrag-program in WS2008-R2 (server-version of W7) confirmed it.

    But the built-in defrag-program managed to restore the defragmentation back to normal values,
    as it were before Auslogics Disk Defrag messed up the partition.
    And it was a standard NTFS-partition, something that Auslogics Disk Defrag should be able to handle....

    So i suggest you try the built-in defrag-program instead.
    It will probably give better results.
    Last edited by hackerman1; 18th July 2016 at 19:12.

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    What is a built-in defrag program?

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    Windows 10īs own defrag-program: Defrag.exe
    I donīt use W10 so i donīt know if there is a "startmenu" anymore where you can type commands....
    But i assume that Defrag.exe is still there...

    There are several ways to start it:
    1. type defrag in the command-box (startmenu)
    2. open a command-window (CMD) and type defrag
    3. Startmenu, click "Computer" put the mouse-cursor on your harddisk and wait until itīs "grey"
    right-click and select "Properties" → "Tools" → "Defragment Now"
    Last edited by hackerman1; 21st July 2016 at 13:42.

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    Thank you hackerman1

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    And do not worry about the Junk Files that any defrag program will show. Use the built-in Disk Cleanup Tool and you should be good to go.

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    We are having technical problems with the forum. My post above got messed up. Iīm trying to edit it to make it "readable".

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    The technical problems with the forum seems to be solved.
    I have edited my post above, now itīs "readable"...

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