How to Defragment Windows 10 PC

Disk Defragment can optimize drive to help your computer more efficiently or analyze them to find out if they need to be optimized. Disk Defragment is Windows inbuilt utility software. Defragment re-arranges data on hard disk drive that allow to access data quickly as a result computer performs tasks faster. Let me make it simple when you save files and folder on your computer it will store them on hard disk drive. But you don’t know in which part of hard disk it is stored, off course you can say it is in drive or partitions not exactly on which sector of the hard disk drive. Hard disk defragment is simple way to arrange all your data systematically on hard disk. In this guide I will show you how to perform disk defragment to re-arrange data to make windows faster.

Windows 7 reintroduces the analyze function and showing percent complete of the defragmentation, both of which were removed in Windows Vista. It can also defragment multiple volumes simultaneously. According to Scott Hanselman of Microsoft, Windows 7 and later do defragment a solid-state disk (SSD) but in a completely different way. There is less incentive for defragmentation of SSDs because file fragmentation has less performance impact on them and they handle a finite number of storage cycles before their lifespan expires. However, file systems cannot support infinite file fragmentation as they reach their metadata limit. In addition, Disk Defragmenter is also responsible for performing the TRIM command on SSDs

How to Defragment Windows 10 PC ?

Optimizing your drives can help your PC run smoother and boot up faster. To optimize them:

  • Click on start and search type defrag.
  • Select Defragment and Optimize Drives.

Defragment Windows 10 PC

  • Select the disk drive you want to optimize.
  • Select the Optimize button.

Note: Analyze the drives will show you how fragmented the drives are, and advise whether or not you need to optimize it. If you decide to defrag a drive, click “Optimize”. This can take few minutes to several hours depending on how fragmented your drive is. You can use your computer when defragmentation is running.

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Arun Prabhakar

Arun Prabhakar immensely interested in following Windows and other technology developments. Being passionate Windows blogger, he loves to help others on fixing their computer issues.