Windows 10 How to Defrag computer

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    How do you do a Defrag in Windows 10 please?
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    The same method as previous windows.....In File Explorer> right click "C" drive> select properties> left click "Tools".
     
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    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
     
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    Untitled. 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.

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    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:
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    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,
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    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.

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    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,

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    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.
     
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