Saturday, August 2, 2008

Using Windows Defragmenter And Optimize Drive Efficiently

There are times people complained about the Window Xp defragmenter not so efficient. There is some evidence to the fact that it require patience and time to forestall the process for effective result. After defragment a system  looking closely at the Graph bars at the top of the Defrag Window are bounds of red lines indicating fragmented files. The green representing Unmovable files, blue for Contigous Files and white stands for Free space. But in Windows 7 there are no such things but simple and straight to the point process. Requiring not much of effort in understanding what action to take, due to its simplification.

Why download defragmenting software that can use up the disk space when Windows provide one for that purpose? Not only that it can be little disturbing time wasting when Windows XP Defragmenter needs to be  rerun many times for efficiency. However, the outcome is always affirmative when rerunning Window XP defragmenter more than once. 

(a) Windows XP  Defragmenter.

Image of Windows XP Defragmenter

Step 1:  Right-click on My Computer and highlight Manage and instantly the Computer Management box will appear.

Step 2: Click Disk Defragmenter, on the list of box that appears click on ANALYZE to see the status of your fragmented files on the graph. Beneath are little boxes of colors in blue(indicating contiguous files),red (indicating fragmented files),green(indicating unmovable files) and white (indicating free space available on you HDD).

Step 3:  After the Analyze process is completed, click on the defragment - it`s the next button after Analyze button. When your defragment is done click OK on the dialogue box to see a report on defrag. 

Step 4:  Take a closer look at your system graph possible red lines, which means there are still some fragmented files left.

Step 5:  Repeat the defragment process untill the red line(s) are remove from the graph below before closing the Computer Management.

(b) Windows Vista, 7 and 8 Defragment.

Image of Windows 8 Defragment and Optimize Drives Window

Step 1: Click Start and type defrag into Run.

Step 2: Click on Analyze and wait for the system to complete the process.

Step 3: Click 'Optimize' to relocate the necessary files which can be moved to appropriate positions.