Defragment a hard disk drive or multiple hard drives with Windows Defrag!

From and to your hard drive you should clean up and the defragment files.

On a hard disk drive files can quickly fragmenting and thus slow down the computer when you can read and write access. You then have the feeling that the computer is slow and programs more slowly opens than before.

What is the fragmentation!

In order to explain it again briefly and understandable, we operate an example. You have a filing system without content. If you open it, you’ll see nothing except the inside of the file covers. Now, they begin papers, letters and notes in this einzuheften unsorted. In the course of time, the folder is always full and more confusing. If you go to a certain letter a second to want to stick,  you will need time to get this letter also to be found. Since the letter did not immediately find this letter, stapling was just above. To come back for more notes, letters, etc. your folder, thus begins to fragment. In order to pursue now after all the transactions, you need lots of time, your read access is thus restricted and slowed down.

Otherwise it is with your hard drive and your operating system. The operating system will be Datengespeichert, writes the data out there, where, just free disk space. In the course of time fills up the hard disk and the data are scattered on your hard drive. Because of the time not all of the data on duration will be needed from and to also be moved or deleted files. In the body of the moved or deleted data is created free space, the operating system, in the next storage of data exploits. Thus it can happen that, larger files will be split up and dispersed content are on the hard drive. This also happens with installed programs, with the swap file from Windows, with movies, music files, and so the stronger a hard drive become fragmented, the slower is the access for reads and writes. The operating system and programs are slow and sluggish.

How to get the circumstance of the fragmentation can resolve that we now want to clear.

The operating systems Windows 2000 and Windows XP to bring from home already a Boardmittel with, in order to defragment hard drives. The program and/or the console means that typical way “Disk Defragmenter”. You can the console through various ways to get. To start the computer management console or equal to the Disk Defragmenter.

Start the computer management:

Computer Management will start / SETTINGS / CONTROL PANEL / Administration and “computer management” starts, or you can click once with the rake-click on the My Computer icon is and selects the entry in the moon rising Menu management. In computer management itself selects one then the entry “Disk Defragmenter”.

Start the console disk defragmenter

Click Start / to perform and then type dfrg.msc. This is the way of the fastest and it is only the console for the open Disk Defragmenter.

The tip:

Before you defragment the hard drive, you should not delete unnecessary files from the hard drive or move. Any unnecessary files are, for example, the files in the tmp-folders or temp-folder. This You can safely delete.

Clean the internetexplorer, in which you clear cache. This may, depending on how it is set up to 2 GByte be large and many contain data.

The swap file from Windows, you can also optimize beforehand. To do this, adjust the paging file size to a minimum and restart the computer. After the computer restarts, you can defragment the hard drive. After the conclusion of the disk defragmenter set the value back to your desired size setting. With this trick they prevent that the paging file scattered over the whole hard disk and so slow in the read and write access.

After you have started the console, you will see a similar picture of the console. I stayed here a review of the system partition (C:) is being implemented.  With this point we come to in a moment, the review of the first button.

With the review you can quickly determine whether the selected partition or volume must be defragmented. Select an entry and click check. After a short time you will see the following or similar image.

In this case, we have already mentioned, the volume System (C:) is checked. In this case the result is that this volume (partition) must not be defragmented. This means that the data in an acceptable condition. However, it is not guaranteed that the fragmentation in the optimum condition.  Look at the Red / Blue / green and white graphic (estimated Datentragerverwendung before the disk defragmenter) to. Should be here for your view to many red strokes or fields are displayed, so you can select the drive / Volume / partition defrag.  Everything looks blue and green, so needs this volume not be defragmented. Everything is in order. With the Report button you will receive a detailed list and overview of the review.

The volume / drive / partition equal defragment

You need not necessarily carry out a review. Select the desired volume and then click in the console to defragment. Now is the volume defragmented.

Pause and Stop buttons should be self-explanatory. With interrupt the defragmentation is interrupted. This is especially useful if you briefly, some things on the PC have to deal with. Stop with the defragmentation process is stopped.

 How often should a drive will be defragmented

Widely used computers should be a disk defragmenter once per week will be carried out. Thus the times for the defragmentation can be kept as short and do not need vast amounts of time.

Rarely used computers can be defragmented once a month.

What or how is a disk defragmenter before

During the defragmentation process will be files and data, which belong together, also written together or in a row. To do this only once again reviewed the disk defragmenter, which files on the volume are located, which belong together and where the best on the volume / partition can be written. This is also on the individual differences of the files, such as for example program files, system files or simple Microsoft Word document files. Yet the will to make a distinction, in frequent and rarely used or rarely modified files. System files, program files, and rarely modified files will be written to the beginning of the volume and frequently changed or modified files will be in the middle or at the end of the volumes written. Therefore programs can be started faster, because when i read the volumes the data at the beginning and quickly be found.

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