How to and when to Defragment Hard Disk Drive in Windows 10/8/7

Defragment arranges files in a proper manner which creates free space in your Hard Disk Drive. We on regular basis deletes files and install/uninstall software which creates registry and temporary files in our Hard Disc Drive. These files fill up space and when we uninstall them, some of the files remains on the drive. Like this drive get fragmented and slow down processing due checking in multiple places. Here Defragmentation comes handy.

By Default, Windows defragment files itself on a weekly basis in Windows 10/8/7. You can do it manually if files are taking much time to loading. Sometimes defragmentation stops working.

Defragment Hard Disk Drive in Windows 10/8/7

1.    Go to Start Menu, click on search tab, type “optimize”.

      2.    Select “Defragment and optimize drive”.

     3.    Select any Hard Disk Drive and press “Analyze”.

     4.    You can see the process in “current status” tab.

     5.    Further, click on “optimize”.

After completion, your drive should indicate 0% fragmented in the current status of that drive. If that is more than 0% then you should re-optimize your drive.

Schedule of defragmentation can be changed to daily, weekly and monthly from clicking on “Change settings” in “Optimize Drives”.

“You can optimize your drive to help your computer run more efficiently, or analyze them to find out if they need to be optimized. Only drives on or connected to your computer are shown”.