A Contiguous File Is Not Fragmented?

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AaronMcarthur

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A CONTIGUOUS FILE IS NOT FRAGMENTED???
this is the definition of a contiguous file? i dont understand it, could someone explain it to me?
 
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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:


For a really good read about how a hard drives work:
http://www.howstuffworks.com/hard-disk1.htm
 

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