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How to Defrag a Computer

Expand the description and view the text of the steps for this how-to video. Check out Howcast for other do-it-yourself videos from CCMovies and more videos in the Hardware Performance category. You can contribute too! Create your own DIY guide at or produce your own Howcast spots with the Howcast Filmmakers Program at Defrag your computer's hard drive weekly to prevent errors and keep your system running in tip-top shape. To complete this How-To 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. Tip: Alternatively, click the Start button, and then navigate through All Programs, Accessories and System Tools to get to Disk Defragmenter. 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. Tip: Perform this operation when you are not using your computer -- it can take several hours. Step 6: Restart your computer Restart your computer after the operation has completed and enjoy a bit more speed when accessing your files. Thanks for watching How To Defrag a Computer! If you enjoyed this video subscribe to the Howcast YouTube channel!
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