What is the difference between Quick and Deep Defragmentation?

Quick Defragmentation: During this process, Norton Utilities attempts to defragment fragmented files it finds immediately. It is done by the simple method of finding appropriate contiguous empty space for the fragmented files and relocating files as one unit (defragmenting).

Deep Defragmentation: During this process, Norton Utilities first analyzes all the files on the disk and categorizes them. These categories include: frequently modified, frequently accessed, rarely modified, rarely accessed, boot files, and system files.

After this analysis, Norton Utilities uses our patented algorithm to perform Deep Defragmentation whereby it places all the files on the disk (not only those fragmented) according to these categories. Deep Defragmentation results in files on disk being grouped according to their usage scenario (category) and no longer fragmented as result of their relocation.

The result of Deep Defragmentation is not only the defragmentation of disks, but also the placement of files which provides higher disk operations performance.

What is Defragmentation?

What happens during the defragmenting analysis?

How do I defragment my hard drives?

What is Custom Files Defragmenting and how do I perform it?

What is Smart Defrag?

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