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A super-powered free defragmenting program

A super-powered free defragmenting program
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Here's a phrase that I bet you've heard before, "It's time to defrag the hard drive." But do you know what "defragging" means, or what it does to your hard drive?

I'll break it down for you. "Defragging" is short for defragmentation, and it's a necessary component to your hard drive health. Defragging your hard drive rearranges your files and programs that have been scattered into the free space on your computer.

Think of your hard drive as a house made out of Legos. When you first build the house, there are plenty of blue, yellow, red, green and white bricks of every size and shape that make up the walls. These different bricks are like your files.

When you rearrange the bricks according to color type, you can have a red wall, a blue wall, a green wall, and so on. The different colors of bricks are also arranged by size type, so it's easier to put the bricks together to build a strong house.

This is what defragging your hard drive does. When the file types and sizes are rearranged and sorted, you end up with a more organized and consequently faster hard drive.

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