How to Defrag a Computer

Defrag your computer's hard drive weekly to prevent errors and keep your system running in tip-top shape.

You will need

  • A Windows PC

Step 1 Find My Computer Click on the Start button and then on My Computer.

Step 2 Navigate to C: drive properties Right-click on the icon labeled Local Disk (C:) and select Properties.

Step 3 Select the defragmenter Select the Tools tab from the Properties menu and click on the Defragment Now button.

Step 4 Analyze fragmentation Click the Analyze button in the Disk Defragmenter window to analyze the extent of fragmentation. Decide whether to continue with defragmentation based on the computer’s recommendation.

Step 5 Start defragmentation Click on the Defragment button if you wish to continue and patiently wait for the operation to complete.

Step 6 Restart your computer Restart your computer after the operation has completed and enjoy a bit more speed when accessing your files.