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How Do I Schedule Hard Disk Defragmentation

June 15, 2012  |  Difficulty: Easy

how to download, install, and use Smart Defrag®

Hard disk defragmentation is necessary to do from time to time. It adjusts clusters on your hard drive and increases the read and write speed of it. To learn how to defragment a drive in a computer with a Windows® operating system you can follow the steps in the article that focuses on the defragmentation of a hard drive. Hard disk defragmentation takes time and the computer will be slow during the process. Applications exist that will enable you to schedule defragmentation at a set time. That way, you can have your disk defragging at a time when you’re not working on the computer, but be sure your computer is left on. One such application is Smart Defrag®. Using the instructions below you can learn how to download, install, and use this program.

Download and install Smart Defrag®:

  1. Go to the Smart Defrag® 2 website in your Internet browser.
  2. Click on the “Free Download” option. You will be redirected. Click on the “Free Download” again.
  3. Save the file to your hard drive and run it.
  4. Click on the “Next” button.
  5. Click on the “Accept” button and read the license agreement.
  6. Specify the installation location and click on the “Next” button.
  7. Choose the additional icon settings and click on the “Next” button.
  8. Once the process has finished, click on the “Finish” button.
  9. Now configure Smart Defrag® and click on the “Start Now!” button.

Settings for the scheduled defragmentation:

  1. Launch the application and click on the “Settings” button in the top navigation bar.
  2. Select “Scheduled Defrag” in the Defrag menu in the left pane.
  3. Switch the “Status” lever to the “ON” option.
  4. Click on the “Configure” button in the “Schedule” section.
  5. Set the period, day and time that you want the defragmentation to begin and click on the “OK” button.
  6. Click on the “Apply” button and close the application.


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