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How do I keep a single directory as unfragmented as possible?
Windows 2000 SP4
One HDD, split into C: (Windows install, swap, hibernation file, ~500MB free of 4GB) and D: (Programs, data, 8/70GB free) partitions
Using JKDefragGUI for defrag
As much as I love Opera, there's one issue that is really annoying: after even a day or two after defragmenting the drive it's on, the cache blows up to thousands of files, most of which have hundreds of fragments strewn all across the D: partition. This leads to occasional serious thrashing. I have just now moved the cache directory to the C: partition and reduced its size from 200 to 50MB, but I'm not very confident that it will all be kept in a coherent chunk.
Is there any way to ensure that the cache directory stays unfragmented that doesn't involve regular defragmentation or re-partitioning of the drive to set aside a special cache partition? I know Truecrypt uses container files to emulate drives, is there any other tool that would provide the same functionality, just without encryption and as resource-friendly as possible?