Why won’t some files defrag?

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My wife’s computer shows several fragmented files remaining after a defrag. She has tried uninstalling some programs but some will not uninstall. What can I do to help rid her of this problem or is there a program that will help with this?

Actually, this is not necessarily a problem. It’s not at all uncommon to have some files that refuse to defrag, and that’s quite alright. Chances are it won’t impact performance in any noticeable way, and that’s really what defragging is all about: improving performance.

Let’s look at some of the reasons, and some of the ways to force the issue if you still feel you need to.

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Defragging in Windows 7 (and later)

Disk defragging, or more correctly “defragmenting,” is the source of many questions, more than a few misconceptions, and many articles here on Ask Leo!

The good news is that for reasons we’ll explore, defragging in Windows 7 is actually something you rarely need think about any more.

While we’re exploring, we’ll also look at a brief refresher on what fragmentation is, why defragmenting is needed, and how to do it yourself, if you want to. I’ll also address some of the most common myths of defragmenting.

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