How to defrag Windows 10 (with pictures)

By Jake Adams. Last updated: December 1, 2019
Want to defragment your hard drive but don't know how? Don't worry, we got you with this simple to follow guide with pictures.

(Warning!) Do not perform disk defragmentation if you have an SSD as it might decrease the lifespan of your device.

When you install something on your device assuming that you do not have an SSD, the information gets stored in your hard disk. The only problem with it is that throughout time all of this data gets scattered around different sections of the disk and therefore makes it much harder to store new data, especially when you're running out of free space. This process is called fragmentation. While the disk defragmentation is usually done automatically by default, here is how to do it yourself.

1. Type def in your Windows 10 search bar.

2. Click on the top result that pops out.

3. Click Optimize

That's it, it's that simple!