Thursday, 25 June 2009

Why does Windows create fragmented files by default?

This is wierd. My external drive got lots of free space and is completely defragmented:

Now, I'm backing up my VMware virtual machines, by copying the VMware files to the external drive. These are a bunch of 2GB files which should fit without any problem in the free space of the drive. But for some reason, these files get fragmented:

And it's not just two three fragments, it's 10.000+ fragments!


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