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REMOVING CONTIGUOUS FILES RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • I have an older GATEWAY and it has all the updates to XP, but when I defrag, it shows alot of CONTIUOUS FILES. Can someone tell me what this means and do I need to do something about it,the reason why I'm asking is that my computer insent moving fast enough!

    Monday, June 8, 2009 10:24 PM

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  • Contiguous files are generally a good thing to have - it reduces seek times during file accesses on single-headed rotational disks.

    Cheers,
    Michael

    Monday, June 15, 2009 5:08 PM
  • I just stumbled upon this and found it curious (even though it is a very old post).

     

    Contiguous means together or "Side-by-side" or continuous, unbroken. This is the end result of defragmentation (fragmentation being the condition where pieces of files are NOT contiguous and are scattered across a disk.

     

    There's a lo0t of information on this here: http://www.diskeeper.com/defrag/defragmentation-center/

     

    Bill R TechSpec

    Thursday, July 7, 2011 4:59 AM