Need a Hard Drive FRAGMENTER

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  1. crofttk

    crofttk Registered Member

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    No, folks, that's not a typo. I could make use of a simple utility that will actually fragment my hard drive for one reason or another. Sorry I'm not at liberty to say why (for now) and, probably, a few of you will understand.:rolleyes:

    Anyways I would appreciate if someone could point me in the right direction.
     
  2. Peter2150

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    Don't know of a utility, but you could make batch file that takes a file that a medium size and do a bunch of copies.

    for example

    Copy test.fil to test1.fil, test2.fil test3.fil
    del test.fil
    copy test1.fil test.fil
    del test1.fil, test2.fil, test3.fil

    YOu can also take a bunch of binary files and copy them to one file.

    This kind of exercise would start to do what you want.

    Another way would be with a back up program.

    Pete
     
  3. Howard Kaikow

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    u kan get won at the Perfect Disk web site http://www.raxco.com/
     
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    I thought so but couldn't find it. I'll have to look again.
     
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    OK, now I'm gonna spend all day wondering why somebody would want to fragment their hard-drive. Great. :cautious:
     
  6. Howard Kaikow

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    Don't bother.

    I just looked and could not find the program.
    I overcame my natural timidity and called Raxco.
    I was promised an email response.
     
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    OK, then I'm not as inept as I thought if you couldn't find it, Howard. Thanks, I'll stay tuned in to see if you get a response.
     
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    ;) Soooorrrryyy. It's kind of low for me to exploit that mystery to get attention -- but it is for a real purpose, and I actually promised another party not to say what for -- so, that probably makes it worse, but I've stuck my neck out all I can.
     
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    ok......but can\will you eventually tell us? o_O o_O o_O o_O o_O
     
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    Yep.:)
     
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    Howard and all, I might be out of the loop for a bit after tomorrow as I'm off to beautiful Belgium for a week of R&R (no, I'm not stalking ErikAlbert:ninja: ) but I may be able to hook in a couple of times -- I'm just saying this so any lack of response on my part wouldn't seem as if I didn't appreciate it if anyone comes up with something while I'm gone.
     
  12. Howard Kaikow

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    http://www.raxco.com/support/windows/SupportOptions.cfm?product=pd&ProductVersion=pd7
     
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    Many thanks, Howard, that's exactly what I was trying to find -- so I wasn't crazy, just stupid ! I swear they must have rerouted/restructured their web site because I still can't figure out how one would navigate to that page. Anyways, no matter, I have the direct link due to your efforts.:thumb:
     
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    Hey, thanks, Pete. I appreciate the time you took to make suggestions but, as you see, the link Howard came up with is exactly what I was after, thought it was there, and just couldn't find! Just wanted you to know I appreciated your response as well.
     
  15. Howard Kaikow

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    Actually, I already had that bookmark, but Firefox was misbehaving and, for some reason, was not listing all my Perfect Disk bookmarks.

    Then, Firefox decided to list them TWICE,
    Maybe Firefox is annnoyed that I'm stll running 1.5.0.1?
    1.5.0.6 was released, I believe, yesterday.
    1.5.0.5 was released a few daze ago, but it musta had problems
    as 1.5.0.6 was released, I believe, yesterday.
     
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    OK, it wasn't that big a deal but I wanted this to use in my beta testing of PerfectDisk v8. You "run out" of fragmentation pretty quickly when you beta test a defragmenter.;) Now that the pending release of PD 8 is public knowledge, I'm reasonably certain I am no longer violating the non-disclosure agreement I entered with Raxco.
     
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    Thanks for the clarification. After I thought about it for a while figured it might have something to do with beta testing. Just did`t have a clue as to which product. o_O
     
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