For a faster and healthier drive
Do you feel like your computer is getting slower in its old age? Such a gradual slowdown maybe caused by disk fragmentation, a transparent process where files are scattered around a disk in smaller piecess to fill available space. It naturally takes longer to handle a file that's scattered around a disk than a files that's not.
Disk fragmentation could occur anytime you manipulate files, specially if the file you're working on is too large to fit in a single sequential space on the disk. Since operating systems are mostly responsible for the way files are arranged on the disk, there are tools optimized for different operating system to defragment your hard working drives.
You already have what's required to defragment your drives in Windows 95:
- Double click on "My Computer" in the desktop.
- Right click on the drive that you want to defragment. If you have multiple drives, start with the first hard disk, usually drive C:
- Select "Properties" and change to the "Tools" tab.
- Click on "Defragment..." button and follow instructions.
Windows NT 4.x
A defragmenting tool is not built-in to Windows NT 3.x or Windows NT 4.x. Although NTFS disk volumes aren't supposed to get defragmented as much as FAT volumes, you'll still find that using disk defragmenting tools could greatly enhance your hard drive performance regardless of the file system you're using. You can run most disk defragmenting utilities in the background so that you don't have to necessarily stop what you're doing to optimize your drives.
Here are some third-party defragmenting tools for Windows NT:
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