Yes, the gap is very well thought out. Nice.
- There is a limited debug log window which will show if the /dbg switch is added
- To see actual files that are candidate for movement, click the defrag/optimize/sys area labels next to the legend.
I guess this means run it from command line with /dbg switch. Are there any other command line switches?
Edit: Sorry, didn't read the manual enough.
I have a question. When the PC was made, back in 2003, the MFT reserved area was put in a strange place.
Volume constants for drive: C:
total clusters: 12287708
free clusters : 4592003
mftreserved : 11283776-12202144
end reserved : 2500000
That's from your debug window.
As you can see, 'end reserved' is not within the 11283776-12202144, and the latter can be used for files. However only Puran defragger sensibly disregards it.
How can I get rid of that huge reserved area near the end of the partition? NtfsMftZoneReservation is set to 0 in the registry but that has no effect.
C:\>fsutil fsinfo ntfsinfo c:
NTFS Volume Serial Number : 0x2c400d41400d12ee
Version : 3.1
Number Sectors : 0x0000000005dbf6e0
Total Clusters : 0x0000000000bb7edc
Free Clusters : 0x00000000004612df
Total Reserved : 0x0000000000000340
Bytes Per Sector : 512
Bytes Per Cluster : 4096
Bytes Per FileRecord Segment : 1024
Clusters Per FileRecord Segment : 0
Mft Valid Data Length : 0x000000000a4ec000
Mft Start Lcn : 0x000000000007278a
Mft2 Start Lcn : 0x00000000002150bb
Mft Zone Start : 0x0000000000ac2d40
Mft Zone End : 0x0000000000ba30a0
Fsutil agrees that neither Mft nor Mft 2 are actually within or even close to the Mft Zone.
defrag C: -a -v shows
Master File Table (MFT) fragmentation
Total MFT size = 165 MB
MFT record count = 149,878
Percent MFT in use = 88
Total MFT fragments = 4