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De-fragging a Hard Drive?

I have not de-fragged for a long time, and have been told I should do so soon -- but I've forgotton how. Can someone give some step-by-step directions?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Open the Start Menu, go to Accessories, then to System Tools and click on the Disk Defragmenter.

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  • 4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    Right click on the drive icon. Select properties. Go to Tools tab, and then to Defragment Now.

    Its a good thing to defrag after deleteing a bunch of files, otherwise you loose a lot of space.

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  • 1 decade ago

    this is for Windows XP...right click on the drive you want to defrag and click properties then tools and then defrag, defragging isn't going to fix any problems you might have...you should only defrag if you download and deleat alot of stuff all the time. it will just put things back in the order they should be in...I only defrag once or twice a year, and i download and delete alot...try running a disc scan occasionally in stead of defragging alot. just my opinion.

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  • Kaia
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Depending on your operating system...

    Windows XP...

    Start / Accessories / System Tools / Disk Defragmenter

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  • 1 decade ago

    click on the start menu of your taskbar,

    then click programs off that sub-menu,

    then click on accesories,

    and the click system tools,

    then it should say it ther

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  • brock
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Go to Start and then to Control Panel and click on defrag.

    Do it often so it wont slow your computer down.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    start then programs then accessories then system tools then defragment

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