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What is the purpose of disk defragmenting?


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26-Dec-2007, 07:18 PM #1
Question What is the purpose of disk defragmenting?
Hi,

Not to brag, but I know enough about computers. Yet one of the things that I have never found was the purpose of disk defragmenting. I was wondering if anyone could put it in simple terms for me. Is it reliable? Is there any risk involved?

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26-Dec-2007, 07:35 PM #2
Files can be stored in pieces all over your HD ... wherever Windows finds available space.
Defragging organizes the pieces in one place .. so your HD doesn't have to look all over the HD to collect the Pieces/Parts

This speeds up the collection of files .. and your computer runs faster.
Yes ... it's safe.

It's like reading a book at the library ... where the pages are all over the place ...
wherever the librarian found a hole to stuff a page.
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