Over time some of your files get fragmented. This can cause your computer to become slower than usual. This is because your computer then has to find each fragment of that file when trying to open it. You should not need to defragment your hard drive if it is an SSD (Solid State Drive). When this happens on a non-SSD drive, you will need to defragment your hard drive. After defragmenting, your computer should run more efficiently.
How Can I Defragment My Hard Drive?
Now simply wait for the optimization to be finished with the hard drive. Afterwards, your hard drive fragmentation should be at least lower or at 0%.
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