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Defrag taking a long time...

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On my win7 "hub" pc. I started it yesterday about 4:00pm and this morning, it's still running at pass 2 30% consolidating. I have 4,119,543 files on this 4TB drive with about 700 gb space left. I used the following to determine the number of files: dir \ /s/a/w
Took less than 5 minutes to run giving me the total at the bottom.

I know some of you guys have either bigger drives or more of them, so do you run into this same problem? I have it setup to run every Friday night, but for some reason, it looks like it was not run for a month or so. Is that because I have Apex DC running in the background?

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The "/s" switch enables a recursive search on all sub-directories, the "/a" switch counts all files regardless of Attributes, and the "/w" displays multiple entries on a single line so that the report will finish a little bit faster.
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Sorry, you lost me at win7.
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Shouldn't take that long, unless it's hanging on some bad sectors.
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psypher wrote:Sorry, you lost me at win7.
Why? Is it because I'm still using Windows 7?

The drive does not have any bad sectors. It's an old motherboard going on 10 years with only 2 cores.
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Finally finished taking 27 hours to complete. I also forgot to mention that the drive is also slow at 5400rpm. I noticed when I restarted Apex DC, it went a lot faster than before.
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Still shouldn't have taken that long.
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LOL - I discovered the issue. I forgot that I had downloaded the freedb database and wanted to see what was inside, so it was extracted to that drive - all 3.9 million little files. Took forever to delete the folder using explorer. Probably should have used a dos prompt. Anyway, that seemed to have fixed the issue.
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psypher wrote: Mon May 17, 2021 11:14 am Sorry, you lost me at win7.
HARSH! LOL

I still have one VM that is running W7 because some of the apps I use don't seem to like W10 so until that's resolved and I test it, I'll stick with Win7.
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Well, I could probably move to 10, but I have Eset Internet Security and Malwarebytes Pro running. It's an old motherboard - +12 years and only a dual core. When it dies, then I'll move to something better.
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