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So, I've been using Defraggler for a while now and lately it seems to be leaving fragments behind....

Just today, my disk was 30% fragmented, I ran defraggler and it is now 20% defragged. This has been going on for a while now.

Umm, i need to resize my partition soon and I'll like to get this issue sorted out.

Thanks bros and sisters :)

EDIT: So, I used MyDefrag and than analyzed using Defraggler and it seems to have picked off all those fragments Defraggler left behind. Woot!

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There is typically very little difference and unless you have an odd software/hardware issue the built-in defragmeter works just fine.

All of these tools are using the Microsoft API routines for moving files around and some simply do it differently than others.

On Windows 7 the built-in one also runs on it's own with a scheduled task so why not run it unless you're bored and want to watch one run.

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Ahh, ok so I'll just use the built in tool with W7 than. Cool!

Well, since I have you guys attention, I have another question: I need to resize a couple of partitions on my computer. I want to shrink my Windows 7 partition and extend a partition I use for Ubuntu Linux. Any ideas for a good tool to use besides the built in W7 one? GParted seems to be a good one and I may use that when I have to clean install a new version of Ubuntu (which probably won't be for a long while though)

And what are some possible issues I may run into? I've done some reading on it already, but opinions are always welcome

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http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=4693

Gparted is an excellent tool and I would recommend it for a freebie tool. I have it and use it from time to time.

What can happen? You could lose ALL your data and have a difficult time recovering it if something went wrong on the partition table modifications. Always backup any of your important data. One never knows when disaster may strike such as even a hard drive failure out of the blue.

See post here: http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?s...st&p=369931

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Cool, thanks Ron,

Yep I have everything backed up that I want, and have my rescue CD and installation discs at hand when I do this. I'm still reading up on it first and making sure I have every forseeable hurtle planned out for....

Still, this is nerve wrecking but I'm only paying for my lack of foresight a few months ago.

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Ahh, ok so I'll just use the built in tool with W7 than. Cool!

Well, since I have you guys attention, I have another question: I need to resize a couple of partitions on my computer. I want to shrink my Windows 7 partition and extend a partition I use for Ubuntu Linux. Any ideas for a good tool to use besides the built in W7 one? GParted seems to be a good one and I may use that when I have to clean install a new version of Ubuntu (which probably won't be for a long while though)

And what are some possible issues I may run into? I've done some reading on it already, but opinions are always welcome

I've been pretty happy with the built in one. Never had any problems. Plus I think best to use something that's built in rather then 3rd parties if at all possible. :)

I would just use the one in Ubuntu to divide everything since Windows doesn't support the ext4 file system.

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