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What is disk defragmentation?

Learn more about disk defragmentation.


About disk defragmentation

Disk defragmentation is when your computer reorganizes information on it's hard disk so individual applications or files are not scattered. Over periods of time, as you store more data on your computer, it becomes messy and disorganized.

Defragmenting your hard drive will clean up and organize this data, which can help your computer to run more efficiently. Depending on the condition of your hard disk, this process could take several hours, but it is recommended you defragment on a regular basis.