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What exactly is De-frag ?  Defragging stands for De-fragmenting. Your hard drive, —where everything is stored is divided into sections to enable fast indexing and locating your data. After a while files get deleted and other files take their place. Soon fragments of space get left empty and Windows puts your data files into the larger spaces available at the back of the disk space. Now your computer has to run faster and inefficiently to find that information for you. Defragging is a process where those fragments are removed by pushing all the data together again so that it becomes more efficient. Should you defrag your disk? New machines will not benefit from this process. If you have your computer for a long time and you regularly delete files (documents, pictures, music etc.,) then it will probably benefit your system to defrag it. However doing this too often will NOT