What is DEFRAGMENTATION?

The act of rearranging files on the hard disk to make faster data access.The space left when this happens is filled by new files. If its too big a fragment is left in another location. It takes longer to access these files because of this.

More On This Topic



Link to This Definition
Did you find this definition of DEFRAGMENTATION helpful? You can share it by copying the code below and adding it to your blog or web page.
Written and fact checked by The Law Dictionary