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Defragment a PC

Maybe you believe that this might speed up your PC? Prepare yourself to save time because today this step is almost just.. useless!

At the time of FAT32 file systems (Windows 95-98-2000), defragmentation was indeed really benefic. Today, Windows now uses NTFS as file system, Mac uses HFS++ and Linux uses EXT4, all of which have the property to manage defragmentation in a optimised way, especially Mac and Linux. Only Windows still let users defragment their hard drives.

However, if you conserve abnormal quantities of documents (millions) or a lot of very heavy files, perhaps defragmention could be useful in these specific cases. However for any other cases, life's short and your time is precious!

(see find your Windows version)



On Windows 7, Windows Vista

  1. Click on the start menu in the bottom left corner.
  2. Type the word defrag in the search bar and click on Disk defragmenter.
  3. Click on Defragment disk.
  4. Take a great diner break.

          

On Windows XP

  1. Click on the start menu in the bottom left corner.
  2. Go in the menu All programs / Accessories / System tools / Disk defragmenter.
  3. Click on Defragment.
  4. Take a great diner break.