Please review the edit history before making changes to avoid conflicts with other edits in progress.
The Disk Defragmenter utility places files on the hard drive in contiguous order. After time files get scattered in different sections on the hard drive and can take longer to access. Defragmenting allows faster access to these files.
The process of defragmenting a hard drive is taking noncontiguous files and arranging them into contiguous order. This utility is accessed by typing "defrag" (without the quotes) into the search field in the Vista Start Menu. Unlike Windows XP the Vista version of Defrag allows regular scheduled defrags of your hard disk. This feature is enabled by default. Defragmenting places all of your application, utility, and OS files in contiguous order for faster access. Disk Defragmenter in Windows Vista allows regular scheduled defrag sessions.
Diskeeper is one of the more popular disk defragmenting programs on the market with over 30 million licenses sold. This utility allows for automatic defragmentation which corrects fragments as they occur. A technology used is InvisiTasking which claims to cause zero resource conflicts with other systems using PC hardware.
Related How-To Geek Articles
- Schedule Disk Defragmenter In Vista
- Defrag Multiple Hard Drives At Once
- Add Defragment To The Right Click Menu For A Drive
- Defrag Faster With Auslogics Defrag
- Defragment Your System Files Pagefile and Registry in Windows XP