How to perform defragment of a hard drive in Windows 10
Here you will find out:
- defragment and optimize drives on Windows 10
- how to perform it
- how DiskInternals can help you
Are you ready? Let's read!
Fragmentation of the disk in Windows 10
The operating system of any computer analyzes free space and new amounts of data are divided into logical parts. This whole process is called fragmentation.
The more fragmented the file system, the slower the computer runs and performs tasks on the hard drive. When reading pieces of data from different areas on the disk, quick access to all the data cannot be obtained.
And all this, in the end, can significantly reduce the performance of the entire computer.
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Perform defragmentation from the hard drive
Before defragmenting a disk, you need to check the percentage of defragmentation analysis. Only if it exceeds 15% for the system partition and 50% for the rest will defragmentation be useful.
Usually, a standard Windows Defragmenter is sufficient for this process.
To do this, right-click the disk that requires fragmentation and select Properties. In the window that opens, open the "Service" tab; then, in the "Disk Defragmenter" block, click on the "Perform Defragmentation ..." button. Next, click the “Disk Defragmenter” button and follow the recommendations.
Depending on the size of the files and the percentage of fragmentation of the selected section, optimization may take from several minutes to several hours. At the end of the procedure, the operating system will notify you with a message.