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Defragmentation of Windows 10: this is how you do it!
Once in a while, it is recommended to give your PC a thorough cleaning—not only on the outside, but also within the software. Delete files you no longer need, empty your trash and organize the files you want to keep using folders. This way, you keep an overview and prevent your Windows 10 computer from running slow over time. Have you noticed that your PC has been starting up a bit slower lately? Or do you want to speed up your PC for some other reason? Then disk defragmentation in Windows 10 may be the solution. By defragmenting and cleaning up your hard drive, you can make your Windows 10 PC running faster and perform better overall.
Are you wondering exactly how disk cleanup works in Windows 10? Or are you curious about the other benefits it will bring to your PC? Then be sure to read on! We will tell you everything you need to know about the defragmentation of Windows 10.
Speed up Windows 10 with disk defragmentation
The Disk Defragmenter in Windows 10 is often used to speed a PC up again. With a fragmented disk, (especially) large files are stored within different areas of your hard disk. Windows always uses the available space on the disk, until it is full. It does not look at the entire file and the space it will take to store the larger files on one disk. Instead, it will break down the larger files into smaller ones, so that all of the spaces on the disk are filled. This means the one (large) file can, sometimes, be stored onto multiple disks. If you wish to open this certain file, Windows must then search different disks before the file can be opened. This way it can sometimes a long time to open a file.
Using Disk Defragmenter, you can help Windows rearrange the files on your hard drive. This is because the files, now, will be rearranged and priority will be given to frequently used files. These files are then placed together on one disk as much as possible so that speed gains can be achieved.
How to defragment Windows 10?
You can easily and quickly defragment the hard drive of your Windows 10 PC yourself, by following these steps:
- Open the search function within your Windows 10 PC
- Type “Defragment” in the search bar
- Then select “Defragment and Optimize Drives”
- Select the disk you want to defragment
- When this is selected, click on the “Optimize” button
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