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batpark

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When I do a defrag I see two very colorful bars, showing the status of my C-drive now (before) and projected (after) defragging. I suppose they tell you something, but I can't figure out what.

Is there really useful information there? How does one interpret those bars?
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batpark,

The colored bars indicate a representation of how data is stored on your hard drive. To put it simple, the goal of a disk defragmenter is to clear out the red colored indicators, or fragmented data, hence the name of the utility Disk defragmenter. Blue indicators represent data stored on your hard drive, such as files and programs. Green indicators represent system files that don't move. White indicators represent free space on your hard drive. That's pretty much it in a nutshell.
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Since you are using the XP built in defrag program there should be a button at the bottom of the window that says something like show details.
If you click that then a window will pop up that tells you what every color and box means.
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Thank you both. ...wdc
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