Clean up your hard drive and boost its speed by using the defrag tool in Windows computer. In this article, we will show you how to defrag and whether it's a good idea or not.

The theory behind defragging your hard disk is that it should speed up load times for files. Windows will save files in fragments across the disk by default. Every time you load a file, they would be rebuilt. Defragging computer hard disk could rearrange the data into one place to take less time to open the file.

Do you need to defrag your computer?

Over time, a hard drive can become fragmented with hundreds of files broken up in many locations across the drive. Ultimately, this can slow down a computer’s response time because it takes longer for it to access information. That's why using a defrag program can play an important role in speeding up your computer.

However, if you’re using an SSD (Solid State Drive) on your Windows computer, you should not be defragmenting the drive to avoid excessive wear and tear—in fact, most Windows 8 or 10 are equipped with SSD drives.

How to Defrag Computer

Method 1 | Use Disk Defragmenter

Step 1 Open Search box from the Start menu and type defrag in. Choose Defragment and Optimize Drivers.

Step 2 Click Analyze to check how fragmented your hard drive is.


Step 3 Wait until the disk is analyzed. After that, click on Defragment Disk.

Method 2 The best software to defrag Windows computer

Neptune SystemCare Ultimate is an amazing Disk Defragmenter for Windows computer. This optimizer easily scans and finds fragmented files out of the hard disk and arranges them in continuous memory sections. The tool works in read-only mode which ensures no damage is made to the data.

Step 1 | Launch the software and find Disk Defrag under System Tuneup tab.


Step 2 | Choose the hard disk and hit defragment button. The analyzation part is faster than the disk defragmenter in Windows. You can leave the program do the defragmenting and do other things else on your computer.