MFT file size
Posted on 1997-03-30
When I use a defrag utility (DiskKeeper), it shows MFT file sizes on my NTFS partitions. By looking in the NT4 Resource Kit, it says these files should be quite small (1MB + sizeof 16 records plus the mirror file size of 1MB + sizeof 3 records). I'm not exactly sure how big a record should be (The size of an NTFS cluster?), But the other NT machines I've looked at have extremely small MFT file sizes.
BTW, I have a 65MB MFT on a 600MB partition, a 60MB MFT on a 500MB partition, and a 140MB MFT on a 1050MB partition.
My question is: How can I get rid of these extremely large MFT files and replace them with normal size MFT files?
BTW, chkdsk seems to think nothing is wrong with this situation. (i.e. I ran chkdsk /f on these partitions and chkdsk reported nothing out of the ordinary)