Re: Why are files written already fragmented?
In message <ED352510-73C1-4EB1-8CBD-3107BB45C94C@microsoft.com> Mike B
>I've got Diskeeper installed now on my Vista Ultimate machine, and notice
>that Diskeeper is working in the background on defragmenting some
>newly-written files... you can see the name of the file it's working on.
>Question is, since there is plenty of space on my disk, and this file is
>new, why does it need defragmenting at all?
It likely doesn't need defragmenting.
>My guess is that the file is perhaps not being defragmented as such, just
>moved... maybe diskeeper is trying to keep all the files in a single block
>and doesn't like where the OS put the file in the first place, so is merely
This is likely correct, Diskeeper may be "defragmenting directories"
(grouping files within a directory together on the drive)
Whether this is an ideal configuration depends on your environment and
>Is there any way that Vista would actually write a new file that is already
>fragmented (when there is plenty of room to write it as a single block)?
In general, no.