[SOLVED] How to transfer files from bad sectors to good ones?

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I want to clean up my hard drive and delete or not use bad sectors on it. I dont think that my hdd have really bad sectors, I just want to do this as a preventative.

Now before doing that. I dont want to corrupt any of my personal and system files so I would like to know if there is a way to detect and transfer files from bad sectors to a "good" sector part of the drive so that I can safely proceed and delete or not use bad sectors of the drive. thanks!
 

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A drive with 'bad sectors' IS failing. May not be "fail in the next 5 minutes", but it most certainly failing.

They won't get better.
well i really dont know yet if my drive have bad sectors i just assumed based on something i read that says that even new hard drives already have bad sectors out of the factory.
 

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does defraging help with what i want to do? since it consolidates files around im assuming that it removes files on bad sectors?
Windows should have 'defrag" turned on by default, probably on a weekly schedule and when the system is not in use.
Unless you've purposely turned it OFF, let it do its thing. You shouldn't have to mess with it.
 

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