Illogical defragmentation report
Posted on 2006-05-04
I have run disk defragmenter on a 30 Gb (86% free) NTFS-disk with W2k. A few files did not defragment, which does not worry me. However, defragmentation report tells me that c:\winnt\system32\config\software.LOG is 1KB in size and has 27 (twentyseven!) fragments. Now, how can that be? Is it because of the way NTFS stores data? Windows explorer gives the file size as 1 KB (1024 bytes) and size on disk 4 KB (cluster size is 4KB).
Chkdsk at boot time did not help.
(same with C:\documents and settings\administrator\NTUSER.DAT.LOG: 8 fragments, 1KB size)