A Contiguous File Is Not Fragmented?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by AaronMcarthur, Jul 5, 2002.

  1. A CONTIGUOUS FILE IS NOT FRAGMENTED???
    this is the definition of a contiguous file? i dont understand it, could someone explain it to me?
     
  2. Yes similar to it but i forgot, i have a short-term memory!
     
  3. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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  4. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    A fragmented file means that bits of it are written in different places on your hard drive. A contiguous file is one that is written contiguously on your hard drive (it spans adjacent blocks/sectors).

    A crude example of sectors/blocks:
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    For a really good read about how a hard drives work:
    http://www.howstuffworks.com/hard-disk1.htm