How To's Series Part 16: Disk Defragmenter

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Posted Aug 8, 2002


Christopher Rice

This is an introduction on how to use the disk defragmenter that is native on your windows machine.  To begin, when you delete or move files around, your disk will get fragmented.  This happens to all Windows machines over time.  Rest assured, it is happening to yours...

Swynk.com > How To's Series Part 16: Disk Defragmenter April 4, 2003 Christopher Rice Join the Windows 2000 discussion group: http://www.topica.com/lists/w2ktips How To's Part 16: Disk Defragmenter This is an introduction on how to use the disk defragmenter that is native on your windows machine. To begin, when you delete or move files around, your disk will get fragmented. This happens to all Windows machines over time. Rest assured, it is happening to yours...

The good people at Microsoft know this, so they have provided you with a tool to help defragment your hard drive.

To access this tool, go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter

This is what you will see:



Now, click the Analyze button on the lower left corner of the pop-up.

If you need to defragment, you will get the following pop-up:



Your analysis window and the window that you will see while defragmenting will look like:



 

Performing this step on a regular basis will extend the life of your hard drive and can help improve the performance of your computer.

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