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SmartDefrag - unmovable files


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I have the latest version 2.1

Generally I have found this product to be unsurpassed :grin:

During defrag, at the point when the info panel says "compressing rarely used and backup files", all the light blue "free space" blocks change to dark blue "unmovable" blocks. Upon restarting the app and selecting "state C:", it still reports all these blocks as unmovable. How can this be. :?:

Surely it is an error in posting the block colour as it would be a disaster if all these blocks were in fact unmovable. :shock:

I have reinstalled twice and run a repair install of windows and nothing has changed. I refuse to pay for support for a free product, so I hope someone can help. :roll:

Keith Knight

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Unmoveable files are Hidden-System, Backup/restore, Zipped, Compressed or Encripted files.

Those type files can Not be defragmented and the average computer has Many files in those catagories.


If you think your unmovables are excessive, after defrag, please post a Screen-capture picture of it.

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Welcome to the forum KeithKnight :smile:


As Toppack wrote, there are many types of unmovable files.

Also a screenshot would help to show the situation.

If you are unsure how to do a screenshot and post it here, go to Usage of IObit Products - Screenshots and Attachments in the Forum

To capture the screenshot, you can also use FastStone Capture (free version, very handy tool)


According to your Public Profile you have a Compaq presario CQ60-320-SA which a search tells me is a Notebook.

Do you use Hibernate a lot?


I have found that if I turn Hibernate Off then do a full defrag I get less unmovable blocks, then I turn Hibernate back on.

I don't know why this happens, I can only guess that while Hibernate is On those files are somehow 'locked' by Windows.


This might not be a full solution to your situation but it might help, feedback on this would be much appreciated :smile:


All the best, woz of oz

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Hi guys,


We are talking about Windows 7 and System Restore files occupy quite large amount of space on the disk and created automatically (even gets larger with defragmentation) all the time and they are unmovable too.


BTW, certainly hibernate file is unmovable as pagefile is and equal to the total RAM.


In Win 7, turning hibernation ON and OFF is different than XP and is as follows.


Enter the following to the elevated command prompt (Run as Admin.) for preferred action.


powercfg.exe /hibernate off


powercfg.exe /hibernate on


If there is a time lag between the above actions, ie. PC is used considerably, the location of the hibernation file on the disk may change.


A screenshot will hep for the analysis of the situation of KeithKnight.


Reading THIS post and the other posts in Pacman Effect thread in ASC4 section and all of Smart Defrag caused this... why? thread in this section may help to understand the situation also.



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