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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 http://www.howcast.com/videos/new or produce your own Howcast spots with the Howcast Filmmakers Program at http://www.howcast.com/filmmakers/apply. 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! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=howcast
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