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Defragmenting drive with Norton Utilities Ver8 - Norton can not handle directories as they are too large for the current verson.

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Is there another way to deframent easily?
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by:brettmjohnson
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Is "directory too large" because

a) Too many files in directory  (easy to overcome)
b) Files in directory are too big  (harder to overcome)

You can help us diagnose the problem by running a couple of commands in Terminal
and posting the results here:

cd ProblemDirectory
ls -1 | wc
du -Pkx .

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by:hotflash_95126
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I am not sure what the problem directory is.  When you fire optimiser, the next message that appears is Can not Optimise  because this the directory is too large for this version of Speed Disk.  (This is on the OSX Partition).  I think that it is the volume directory that is too large.  I am not able to cd to the volume Mac OSX.
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by:hotflash_95126
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When I go to the root directory and do the ls -1|wc, it gives 27  37  267.   Then, cd'd to volumes.  ls -1|wc gave 1  2  8.  The du -Pkx gave 0  ./MAC OS9
                                                                          8  .
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> I think that it is the volume[s] directory that is too large.

Unlikely.  Volumes is where separate drives and partitions are mounted into the root
filesystem.  Since they are separate file systems, Norton should not try to optimize them.
Are you sure that Speed Disk does not tell you which directory is the problematic one?
/ and /Volumes are unlikely to be the problems.  It is much more likely that the problem
resides either under your home directory, or the iTunes storage directory.
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