Defrag problem

  EARLR 14:52 21 Jul 2006
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My PC (targa laptop XP home sp2)Hard drive partitioned C & D. By maker D is install D.
I was defraging c today and noticed that D has only 6% free. and severely fragmented.
How can I find out what has been written on it so I can delete it?
Thanks

  brundle 14:55 21 Jul 2006

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  bluto1 23:29 21 Jul 2006

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  EARLR 13:37 23 Jul 2006

Found that I have 3 "pagefile.sys" on that partition.
thinking that this may be part of my problem with "jumpy playback"
Does anyone know how to get rid of those files safely?
Thanks

  VoG II 13:46 23 Jul 2006

pagefile.sys is the paging (swap) file so you shouldn't have three of them. click here

Have you moved the page file to D? - by default it would be on C.

  EARLR 13:51 23 Jul 2006

No VOG I didn't move it.
How can I get rid of it on "D" safely?
Thanks
Ray

  VoG II 13:55 23 Jul 2006

First check that you have a pagefile.sys on C - if you do then you should be able to delete the ones on D.

  EARLR 14:11 23 Jul 2006

Search doesn't find it anywhere.
How do I find & delete it?
Thanks.

  VoG II 14:17 23 Jul 2006

To enable viewing of hidden files and folders:

1. Click Start.
2. Click My Computer.
3. Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
4. Select the View Tab.
5. Under the Hidden files and folders heading select Show hidden files and folders.
6. Click Yes to confirm.
7. Uncheck the Hide file extensions for known file types.
8. Click OK.


Search for Hidden Files
By default, the Search companion does not search for hidden files. Because of this, you may be unable to find files, even though they exist on the drive.

To search for hidden or system files in Windows XP:

Click Start, click Search, click All files and folders, and then click More advanced options.

Click to select the Search hidden files and folders check boxes.

I think that if you try to delete the active page file (presumably on C) then Windows won't let you. You shou;ld be able to delete the ones on D if they are not being used.

  VoG II 14:19 23 Jul 2006

Yep - just checked - Windows won't let you delete the page file on C.

  EARLR 14:35 23 Jul 2006

Tried that. it doesn't find any pagefile.sys anywhere.

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