Why is it important to close files and streams ?

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 Q1. Why is it important to close files and streams ?Core Java
Ans. Optimizing Resource utilization. When you open a file using any programming language , that is actually a request to operating system to access the file. When such a request is made , resources are allocated by the OS. When you gracefully close those files, those resources are set free.

In Java if you don’t close the streams and files, Garbage collection identifies the open files which have lost the reference and hence will close them.

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