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    The HDD of my laptop is heavily fregmented and wonder whether receovering the HDD could potential defregmented it.

    Any one did this?

    Friday, August 29, 2008 6:18 PM

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  • Jeffrey,

    It might well do so, but it's using a sledgehammer to crack a nut! It's far easier (and quicker), to just run the defrag tool.

     

    Colin
    Friday, August 29, 2008 6:29 PM
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  • Jeffrey,

    It might well do so, but it's using a sledgehammer to crack a nut! It's far easier (and quicker), to just run the defrag tool.

     

    Colin
    Friday, August 29, 2008 6:29 PM
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  • Well you could do, but you also could end with a messed up partition (there are some files excluded by default from backup...).

     

    Best greetings from Germany

    Olaf

    Friday, August 29, 2008 9:54 PM
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  • There are some files excluded by default from backup?  What?
    Saturday, August 30, 2008 11:32 AM
  • Your swap file, hibernation file (if you hibernate your computer), recorded TV, temp files, volume shadow copy files, recycle bins and cached offline files are all excluded from backups by default (and can't be included). So nothing that you can't do without.

    However, if you configure additional folder exclusions, those are excluded as well, which could include critical files.
    Saturday, August 30, 2008 12:59 PM
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