defragmentation probably did not occur because windows found some sort of undisclosed problem with the file, and did not move it for fear of corrupting it further.
my advice to you would be to run the error checking utility located by opening 'my computer' right-clicking the drive you defragmented and choosing 'properties'. click the 'tools' tab and select 'error checking' by clicking the 'check now' button.
at this point you should have a box with 2 options to check and the usual 'cancel' and 'start' buttons.
Tick both boxes and click 'start'.
if it is the drive with your operating system on it, you should get a warning reading: The disk could not be performed because the disk checu utility....etc
click 'yes', (confirming any changes to the BootExecute if you have utilitys checking for changes) and restart your computer.
the utility will load before windows loads, and will go through a 5 stage check. DO NOT SWITCH OFF YOUR COMPUTER!!!
stages 1-3 will pass quickly, but stage 4 and 5 will take a long time, depending on the size of the drive and number of files stored. at times it will seem as though nothing is happening, but trust me, it is. it normally takes up to 4 hours for my 120gb harddrive on the desktop when full.
once the check is complete, and windows has reloaded, re-try the defragmentation.
There are a few reasons why certain files don't defrag, the most common of which is there's insufficient room on the disk to create the secondary temporary files. All of those files are large files, except the URL link, which is too small to defrag. Data files of running processes can't be defragged either.
Bottom line is, as long as everything is working as it should and movies are playing without stuttering, there's nothing to worry about.
Next time you want to do a defrag, clean out all of the temporary files and accumulated rubbish using a utility like Ccleaner, run chkdsk /f (see here), and run defrag in Safe Mode.
Mr darn i took your advise and ran the utilities cleanup. it appears my laptop restarts more quickly than in the past and that is what i was trying to cure. i will defrag again and see if there is a change and notify.
arraknid thanks for your input. i use ccleaner on a regular basis and did not know about running chkdsk/f and then defrag in the safe mode. i'm not real pc savvy is there a difference running in safe mode vs. using system tools and defrag from there?
here is the original defrag report.
Volume c drive (C
Volume size = 98.14 GB
Cluster size = 4 KB
Used space = 79.69 GB
Free space = 18.45 GB
Percent free space = 18 %
Total fragmentation = 3 %
File fragmentation = 6 %
Free space fragmentation = 0 %
Total files = 124,610
Average file size = 842 KB
Total fragmented files = 8
Total excess fragments = 1,384
Average fragments per file = 1.01