What does defragmentation mean?

Answer Defragmentation, commonly called defragging, can best be thought of as a way to reorganize the files on your computer. Once a computer's drives have been defragmented, the system often runs faster ... Read More »

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1Windows Vista includes a defragmentation tool. Should you supplement that tool with other defragmentation u?

No, one defrag tool is enough; they all do the same thing which is to rearrange files on the hard drive so that (as much as possible) every file occupies a single contiguous series of sectors.Once ... Read More »

How does disk defragmentation help?

Disk defragmentation is the process of arranging files so that common files are adjacent to each other on a hard drive, which improves access time. Defragmenting increases the read and write speed,... Read More »

Why does disk defragmentation take so long?

You must have a high capacity. Do it once a week to keep it straightened up.

Does defragmentation pose any risks to your computers What can you do to overcome the risks.?

There is no risk, it is actually beneficial to do occasionally. Hopefully this doesn't go over your head but here is a description of what defragmentation is:In the maintenance of file systems, def... Read More »