Defragmenting a drive with Defraggler

You do not need to analyze a drive before you defragment it, but we recommend that you do to determine the shape it's in and whether defragmenting is really needed.

You can use Defraggler to perform a standard defragmentation, or you can run a Quick Defrag. The Quick Defrag will typically run much more quickly, but will not have as thorough a result as the standard defrag.

NOTE: To exclude certain files or folders from defragmentation, see this topic first.

To defragment a drive:

  1. In Defraggler, select the drive you want to defragment at the top of the window. You can also select multiple drives (using CTRL) which will be defragged in the order of drives.
  2. To run a standard defrag, click the Defrag button. Or, to run a quick defrag, click the down arrow on the Defrag button, and then click Quick Defrag.
  3. Defraggler defragments the selected drive. You can pause or stop the process at any time using the Pause and Stop buttons.
  4. Once defragmentation is complete, Defraggler will display a list of results. To see the results of other drives, simply click on the chosen drives.

 

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