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Discussion in 'Windows 10 Help and Support' started by Ron Binmore, Oct 5, 2015.
How do you do a Defrag in Windows 10 please? RonBin79
The same method as previous windows.....In File Explorer> right click "C" drive> select properties> left click "Tools".
Hi I use Defraggler, a free program from Piriform the same people who make CCleaner. I like it because it has the ability to just defrag specific files or all files without doing the whole Drive. You only need to do the whole drive once a year. When I'm working with really large video files it can really help to defrag them periodically. You can defrag all the files in only a few minutes. Defraggler - Download I've used it for years and it's never had any issues. Mike
Eddard, thanks for relying. I tried your suggestions but alas no go. Please see the screen shot. Mike, I don't really want to download any more programmes, I would rather use Windows10 to do the job. I downloaded a "Free" Spy Hunter programme, just to have a looksee and have had a devil of a job getting rid of it and I am not sure it's gone yet. I had to go into REGEDIT and search out all the dross left behind. Once bitten three time shy. Thanks for coming back anyway, much appreciated. RonBin79
Ron look under admin tools for the defragmenter. I did a screenshot earlier for another user although he was looking for something else but the route is basically the same:
Eddard is right, it is there! Navigate to 'This PC' there you see your drives and C: must be there. Rightclick on it, select Properties and there you wil find it like it always was. Please try again, Henk
Thank you one and all, job done. Much appreciated. Whilst fiddling I discovered another way. Settings>Systems and Security>Find a Setting (in the box top right) >type in Admin Tools and there it is, third one down. Something else I have learned and have written down in case I forget. At 83 one does forget things you know. RonBin79
Thanks kemical. Tell me please, is Optimising the same as defragging? I did an Analyze and then Optimise. I wondered if that is the same as defragging. Normally that takes about an hour to complete. Is there an additional setting to be found? Cheers, RonBin79
Optimising is primarily for SSD's and is like the TRIM feature of old. If you have a HDD then it will be defragmented (or should I say optimised) it's pretty much the same thing in this instance.
To be honest tho' Windows defraggers have never really been that amazing. When I used to have a HDD I always used this app to defrag as it was fast, free and dia great job: I've just installed Disk Defrag Free, a great tool to make your PC run fast and smooth