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Fragmentation

Postby mjnelson99 » Mon May 21, 2012 10:10 am

I have been putting numerous images (IFW) on my D partition.

I recently did an analyze with a defrag program and it is
almost all red - meaning fragmented.

I remember reading that defragging movie files can mess them up.

Will defragging mess up the images that are there? I have
8-10 files now.

Plus there were other files that were fragmented.
Mary
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Re: Fragmentation

Postby DrTeeth » Mon May 21, 2012 2:17 pm

On Mon, 21 May 2012 10:10:08 PDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
mjnelson99 disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>I have been putting numerous images (IFW) on my D partition.
>
>I recently did an analyze with a defrag program and it is
>almost all red - meaning fragmented.

It's quite scary isn't it LOL? It is not significant and will take
HOURS to defrag...not worth the hassle IMHO.

>I remember reading that defragging movie files can mess them up.

Film files are not seen as anything special to a defrag program. If it
will ruin one type of file it will ruin another and the program will
not be fit for purpose. I have never had *any* corrupt file of any
type after using a defragger for years. But we all backup here anyway
;-)?

>Will defragging mess up the images that are there? I have
>8-10 files now.

No.


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Re: Fragmentation

Postby mjnelson99 » Mon May 21, 2012 5:40 pm

I also backed up to SD card earlier today in case I decide
to go ahead & defrag. It can take all the time it wants to.
Thanks

On 5/21/2012 4:17 PM, DrTeeth wrote:
> On Mon, 21 May 2012 10:10:08 PDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
> mjnelson99
>
> disturbed my reverie and wrote:
>
>> I have been putting numerous images (IFW) on my D partition.
>>
>> I recently did an analyze with a defrag program and it is
>> almost all red - meaning fragmented.
>
> It's quite scary isn't it LOL? It is not significant and will take
> HOURS to defrag...not worth the hassle IMHO.
>
>> I remember reading that defragging movie files can mess them up.
>
> Film files are not seen as anything special to a defrag program. If it
> will ruin one type of file it will ruin another and the program will
> not be fit for purpose. I have never had *any* corrupt file of any
> type after using a defragger for years. But we all backup here anyway
> ;-)?
>
>> Will defragging mess up the images that are there? I have
>> 8-10 files now.
>
> No.
>
>
> --
>
> Cheers
>
> DrT
> ______________________________
> We may not be able to prevent the stormy times in
> our lives; but we can always choose to dance
> in the puddles (Jewish proverb).
>
>
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Re: Fragmentation

Postby mjnelson99 » Fri May 25, 2012 7:10 am

I did defrag the D: partition and it took several hours.
That was not a problem for me.

Afterwards I validated a few of my images that were stored
there and they all came out okay. I also played a few mp4
and mp3 files and they played fine.
Mary

On 5/21/2012 7:40 PM, mjnelson99 wrote:
> I also backed up to SD card earlier today in case I decide
> to go ahead& defrag. It can take all the time it wants to.
> Thanks
>
> On 5/21/2012 4:17 PM, DrTeeth wrote:
>> On Mon, 21 May 2012 10:10:08 PDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
>> mjnelson99
>>
>> disturbed my reverie and wrote:
>>
>>> I have been putting numerous images (IFW) on my D partition.
>>>
>>> I recently did an analyze with a defrag program and it is
>>> almost all red - meaning fragmented.
>>
>> It's quite scary isn't it LOL? It is not significant and will take
>> HOURS to defrag...not worth the hassle IMHO.
>>
>>> I remember reading that defragging movie files can mess them up.
>>
>> Film files are not seen as anything special to a defrag program. If it
>> will ruin one type of file it will ruin another and the program will
>> not be fit for purpose. I have never had *any* corrupt file of any
>> type after using a defragger for years. But we all backup here anyway
>> ;-)?
>>
>>> Will defragging mess up the images that are there? I have
>>> 8-10 files now.
>>
>> No.
>>
>>
>> --
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>> DrT
>> ______________________________
>> We may not be able to prevent the stormy times in
>> our lives; but we can always choose to dance
>> in the puddles (Jewish proverb).
>>
>>
>
>
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Re: Fragmentation

Postby DrTeeth » Sat May 26, 2012 2:44 am

On Fri, 25 May 2012 07:10:12 PDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
mjnelson99 disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>Afterwards I validated a few of my images that were stored
>there and they all came out okay. I also played a few mp4
>and mp3 files and they played fine.

A defragger that corrupted data would not exist for long.
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