Top 4 Ways to Optimize and Defragment Drives in Windows 10

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Defragmenting and optimizing the drive is one of the commonly-used way to speed up your slow PC and keep it in optimum condition. Although Windows includes built-in features to help you choose the optimization that's right for your drive and defragment your drives in the background once a week. Be that as it may, you can also choose to defragment and optimize manually when your Windows 10 defrag not working. Here’s what you can try.

Way 1: Optimize and Defragment Drivers in Windows 10 with Windows Care Genius [Recommended]

This is the most effective and easy-to-use way to perform optimization and defrag drivers according to my test. No complicated steps, no technique required and it can well meet your needs, that is Windows Care Genius. It is a professional Windows 10/8.1/8/7 system care tool which focus on running system defrag when the Windows cannot defrag so that speed up your Windows PC and keep it at the best state. Below is how it works.

Now, free download Window Care Genius on your computer, then launch it.

Once launched, select “System Tuneup” from the menu bar at the top of the main interface.

tune up

Then choose “Disk Defrag” from the left pane.

After that, you need to check the disk you want to perform defrag and hit “Defragment” to start defrag.


Once done, your PC’S performance will be greatly improved.

Way 2: Optimize Drives in Optimize and Defragment Drives Tool

Also, you can use a built-in optimization and defragmenter in Windows 10, here is the detailed steps you can refer to:

Press Win + E simultaneously to open File Explorer first, then click on This PC. Then choose any hard drive and tap on the Drive Tools Manage, then hit on Optimize located at the top left of menu bar.

this pc

Here, you need to select a hard drive you want to optimize and defragment, then click on the Optimize button.


Way 3: Optimize Drives in Command Prompt

If you prefer to run prompt, this way might suit you most, you just need to:
Open Start>> Search >>type cmd >>select Run as Administrator to launch the command prompt


In the command prompt, type the command you want to use below, and press Enter.
To optimize all drives, just enter the command: defrag /C /O, and then click on Enter button.


With this method, you cannot selectively perform the optimization and defrag. So if you want to optimize and defragment a certain disk, then you can select way 1,2,,4 instead.

Way 4: Optimize Drives in PowerShell

Windows PowerShell is another choice to analyze and defragment your disks and drives, follow the detailed steps below:

Launch Powershell and run it as administrator (Start>> Search >>type cmd >>select Run as Administrator)


Copy the command below to Powershell and hit Enter button.

For current optimization of drive analysis, just copy the command line: Optimize-Volume - -Analyze –Verbose

command 1

As for drive defrag, have this command line copied: Optimize-Volume - -Defrag –Verbose

Once done, simply close the Powershell.

command 2

That’s it! Just choose any one method listed above to optimize and defragment your drivers when your Windows 10 can’t defrag. According to my test, Windows Care Genius performs best in every respect, so just get one and have a try.

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