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What Is Disk Defragmentation?

What Is Disk Defragmentation?

By Fateh Kumar Singh

There is a utility given in the Microsoft Windows named as Disk Defragmenter which is designed for maximizing the access speed, it rearranges the relevant data files stored on the disk for occupying associated storages. This process is known as defragmentation. It can be describes as the process of consolidating the fragmented files which are on the PC’s hard disk.

This process happens on the hard disk when you save, change or delete any file. When you make any changes to a file they are stored usually at the location which is different from the original file location. With time the file and the hard disk both are fragmented and the computer speed slows down because it looks in different paths and location to open the required file. It can be done for computer maintenance work as many firms offer this service.

It is a tool which rearranges data from hard disk and then combines them into fragmented files. It makes your computer to run more conveniently. With this Windows version it runs with a predefined schedule and you don’t need to run it again and again but its schedule can be changed. Since it is a tool and also used as a service most of the PC maintenance services providers use it. We can check the process of disk defragmentation as follows:

a) Firstly click the Start Button, in the search box type it and click on it from the given results.
b) A box will open showing the different disks, click on the disk you want to defragment.
c) First check whether the disk should be defragmented or now click Analyze disk. If it required for an administrator password provide the confirmation.
d) When it finished analyzing the disk you can check the percentage of the fragmentation in the last run column. The disk can be fragmented if the percentage is above ten percent.

It might take some minutes to hours to complete the process and it depends on the size of the disk as well as the number of the fragmented files. If any volume is not to displaying in the select disk dialog box and it has to be defragmented then it should be done manually.

It is an important work that must be done at a regular interval in order to prevent the risk of complete system failure or physical damage to the hard drive.

Fateh Kumar singh as a Business Development Associate of ProVal Technologies (managed IT services provider Company). He is continuously providing updates about technical services like Server Management and other IT support by his writings.

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