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Does defragging delete files permanently from my recycling bin?

Will defragging my home PC comletely get rid of all of the files that were previously deleted from the recycling bin? I have a Windows Millenium edition.

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No, defragging a drive does not free up space! It consolidates the fragmented files and frees up larger continiuous space on the disk.

This was first published in February 2002

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