What can defragmenting offer your computer’s hard drive?

The root cause of your computer’s poor performance isn’t always easy to identify. However, there are many good housekeeping tips to consider, like stopping apps from opening on startup that you don’t need immediately, and removing any apps and files that you no longer use. Another option worth adopting is to regularly defragment the hard drive of your computer. Read in to learn more about this process.

What is defragmenting?

Sometimes data files are stored on the hard drive of a computer as separated data fragments. As a result, it can take longer for data files to open and be used. Essentially, defragmenting reorganises the computer’s hard drive and unites these data fragments as whole files, or into fewer parts whenever possible.

How can you defragment your hard drive?

The process of defragmenting a hard drive can be performed manually. However, the easiest way to complete this task is to set up defragmenting as an automatic process. IT experts recommend that a computer should be defragmented at least once a month. When the computer’s disk reaches 10% fragmentation users will likely experience a noticeable drop in device performance.

To start, simply type the word “defrag” into the start menu’s search bar on your computer. Next select “Defragment and Optimise Drives”. You will then see options to schedule sessions automatically or to command the defragmenting process to begin instantly.

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