External Hard drive cannot be defragmented

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I have an external hard drive installed on my desktop computer and I it won't defrag. It looks like it's skipping files. I used Auslogic's defragger. Is there another defragger that can do it or was it because the files cannot be moved? I'm trying to find a tool that can sort the problem but keep my data at the same time.

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External Hard drive cannot be defragmented

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Hi Azreil, Defragmenting or defragging your drive is a process of taking all or some bits and pieces of the fragment of your files and making sure that they are properly accessible quite near to each other. Some reasons why files cannot be defrag is it might be used by another program, so it is advisable to close down all running programs before defragging. Another factor, is that one of those files might be used by the operating system. One such classic example is the windows page or swap file. PageDefrag from Sysinternals.com have a free utility built for just the purpose of defragging files which might have escaped the initial defragging. 

 

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