Joy and Pain

What is the most likely change would you expect to see after using the defrag command?

A) Faster memory access

B) Faster video refresh rate

C) Faster file access

D) Additional free disk space

E) Sun will shine, rain will fall

The answer: C) Faster file access

The defrag command moves file fragments on a hard drive together onto the same area of the drive so that the files are contiguous. By collecting the entire file into the same area, the resulting read and write access of files is improved.

Want to know more? Watch “Disk Management Tools.”

If you maintain your storage devices properly, they’ll tend to be more efficient and last much longer. In this video, you’ll learn how to manually defragment your hard disks, backup their contents, and check them for any logical or physical errors.