Defragmentation

Updated: 03/01/2018 by Computer Hope
Microsoft Windows Defrag

Defragmentation is a term used to describe the process of reorganizing a hard drive's data to help increase the proficiency of accessing the data and prevent file fragmentation. By organizing the data on the hard drive, it can decrease the time it takes to run a program and open files on a hard disk drive.

An example of a defragmentation utility included with Microsoft Windows is Microsoft's Defrag. Another great utility to keep your hard drive clean is Diskeeper by Diskeeper.

Defrag, Hard drive terms