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    Defragging (UP SP-2)

    Below is Executive Software's Diskeeper statement on paging files....

    I have my swap file on "F", not on my boot drive, "C"...

    Who's right here, or am I reading this wrong?

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    Re: Defragging (UP SP-2)

    Chuck

    Each NTFS partition has a Master File Table (MFT) which is a sophisticated disk-space allocation and directory structure system, a major improvement on the FAT (and FAT-32) file systems.

    The Page=Swap file holds the PC's virtual memory on disk, and can be located on any partition you like.

    These are two entirely different animals.

    What is the question?

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    Re: Defragging (UP SP-2)

    John:

    According to the notes, MS "highly recommends" that I have a small paging file on my boot volume.

    Is this necessary? Do I then have two paging files?

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    Re: Defragging (UP SP-2)

    If I remember correctly this was only so that a Blue Screen of Death dump could write to it (for bad-programming reasons it had to be on your system/boot disk)...

    If you don't get BSODs, or wouldn't know what to do with the resulting memory dumps if you did, I can't see much point in having a small paging file on the C: drive.
    On the other hand, it won't cause you a great problem if you do follow Microsoft's suggestion. You could say that you have a single paging file split (unequally) across two partitions, or two paging files of greatly different sizes -- it's a matter of argument!

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    Re: Defragging (UP SP-2)

    <hr>...I have my swap file on "F", not on my boot drive... <hr>
    If you have your swap (page) file on a separate partition, <big>all by itself</big>, and your system is operating OK, don't worry, be happy! Don't backup, defrag or chkdsk that partition - you'd be wasting time. (in my opinion)

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    Re: Defragging (UP SP-2)

    OK guys... Thank you both...

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