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07-06-2007, 12:23 PM
Hi Folks. Idle moment here... every time I do a disk defrag the programme finds $mft which is locked and cannot be defragged. Google tells me what mft is, but why is it locked, what locks it and why should it not be defragged?:confused:

07-06-2007, 02:57 PM
Do it in safe mode.

07-06-2007, 03:46 PM
You need a 3rd party defragger that can do it at boot time before windows locks access. You will be playing with the index to all of your files :D

07-06-2007, 06:11 PM
Hi pctek & PaulD. Thanks for advice. I do have and use Auslogics defragger, but after reading up on Google I might just step back. It doesn't seem to be eating too much of my hard drive. :rolleyes:

08-06-2007, 04:43 AM
Try 'Vopt 8' ...Dosen't work for me ...
But, it's supposed to be good !...Gives a 30 day trial too!
Then there's 'PrefectDisk' & 'Diskeeper' Both with free trial periods. :2cents: