Do you want to defrag your Windows NTFS drive? Is “How to defrag a NTFS drive your question”? Are you looking for an application to make defrag process ease? Then you hunt ends here! After reading this article you’ll know several ways to defrag NTFS disk drive and make your system faster and more reliable. But before heading towards the defragment purpose, let us see what NTFS is and why it is widely used.
Define NTFS drive:
NTFS stands from New Technology File System which is an advanced version and successor of FAT file system. This file system is used to manage files on operating systems such as Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and even on the latest Windows 8. NTFS file systems have many advantages over their previous file systems such as high performance, improved security, disk quotas, volume mount points and more.
Just like any other file system, even NTFS file system store files in fragments on hard disk. However as the files on the fragmented area increases, your system starts to slow down and creates many problems. Hence you need to regularly perform disk defragmentation process to reduce the number of fragments on your Windows computer. In addition, disk defragmentation also helps in extending the life span of a computer hard disk.
How to perform Disk defragmentation?
There are two ways through which you can perform disk defragmentation on your NTFS drive, one is manual and other is with the help of reliable third party software.
Manual Method: Open “My Computer” --> Right click on your NTFS partition which you wish to defrag --> Then click on “Properties” option --> The “Properties” windows opens up --> From which go to “Tools” tab and click on “Defragment Now” button --> The “Disk Defragmenter” application opens up --> Finally click on “Defragment” to start the defragment process.
This method is very easy to perform, however the only disadvantage of using this method is sometimes this tool fails to perform disk defragment operation if the file system has any errors and it requires at least 15 % free space to start the defragment process on a particular drive.
Using third party software:
Remo MORE is a suitable solution to defrag NTFS drive. Remo MORE is a smart app that can defrag your NTFS hard drives or partitions in just few mouse clicks. This in turn makes your computer load faster and improves systems overall performance. It supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating system.
Benefits of Remo MORE software are:
- It increases the life span of your NTFS hard drive
- Also helps in defragging portable devices such as pen drive, memory card, external hard drive etc
- Manages media storage space and reduces workload
- The system will start faster and application will start responding quicker
Procedure to defrag NTFS drive using Remo MORE:
Step1: First download Remo MORE software on your system and install the same. Launch the application and select “Manage” option from the main windowas illustrated in figure given below
Step2: From the second screen select “Drive Defrag” option as illustrated in figure given below
Step3: After this select the drive which you want to defrag as illustrated in figure given below
Step4: Now software starts analyzing the fragmented files as illustrated in figure given below
Step5: As the analyzing process gets finished you will receive a success message. Now you need to select the defragmentation method as illustrated in figure given below
Step6: You can even select the file type in case you want to defrag only selected file type. In case you want to defrag full drive select defrag full drive radio button and click on forward arrow as illustrated in figure given below
Step7: As the defragmentation process gets completed, the software starts analyzing the drive. After the completion of this process you will receive a message that analysis is completed as illustrated in figure given below