Your PC stores all files in it’s hard disk drive in an organized manner but when you keep using it, the file structure gets disorganized. After saving and deleting files in a regular process, computer tends to save the new files in random available locations and as the result, files of a single program gets broken up over multiple locations on your hard disk. This kind of file structure is known as fragmentation. Having more fragmented files will result in a slower PC performance and affects system stability.
Disk Defragmenter helps improving system stability by reorganizing the files and replacing them as contiguous blocks. This makes programs work faster as the associated files are arranged closely together. Built-in Windows Disk Defragmenter checks the log file to determine frequently used programs and rearranges programs accordingly to reduce the time period during those programs start ups.
If you run your computer for more than 2 hours a day, it will be a wise idea to run Disk Defragmenter every week. If you have installed or uninstalled several programs at a time, then run Windows Disk Defragmenter immediately so that your PC can rearrange the files to provide maximum speed and stability.
How to Defragment PC Hard Disk Drive
- Double click on My Computer icon from desktop
- Right click on any of the local drives >> choose Properties
- Click on Tools >> click on Defragment Now.. button
- Click Analyze button and then click Defragment button to start defragmenting the drive
- You are done.
Similarly you can make defragmentation of other hard disk drives. You can also navigate to Start >>All programs >> Accessories >> System Tools >> Disk Defragmenter to open Windows defragmentation window and continue defragmenting other drives.
or you can use other defragmenting tolls such as defraggler