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Lesson 26. Advanced Disk Management > Defragmenting Your Disk

Defragmenting Your Disk

A disk (hard or floppy) gets fragmented after you use it for an extended period of time, by the normal procedures of copying, cutting, deleting, and creating files. A disk is fragmented when one file is stored in several different sectors across a disk instead of one sector, all together. A fragmented file takes longer to access and save and a fragmented disk is not as efficient as one that is not fragmented.

Don't Worry Windows will not defragment your disk if it doesn't need it. Instead, the Defrag program will display a dialog box telling you it's not necessary to defragment at this time.



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