Defrag Hard Drive using Disk Defragmentation

We often see this term defragmentation. Let’s see, what is Disk Defragmentation?

When you buy a new PC then data stored in it is in a pattern. But as you start modifying your data by using copy paste or deleting files and folders from the drive,  then these data gets randomly arranged that can be a problem to you system, because your OS will take more time to find the desired data from the randomly arranged data.

Here comes the need of Disk Defragmentation. Yes, this is used to arrange your randomly stored data in a regular way, so that OS takes no time when it needs to access the data.

As a user many people don’t know how to make use of such tool. If you are using Windows OS then Windows OS comes with a set of   administrative tools. In this tool one tool is Disk Defragmenter that analyzes you selected drive and helps you out with the defrag process.
To know more about Disk Defragmenter you can visit a tutorial here.

You even call this utility just by typing Disk Defragmenter in Start menu.
You might have seen in the video that this utility also offers you to schedule the defragging process that will surely increase your PC performance.

But I will not suggest anyone using this utility, reason is:

  • You need to analyze the drive from time to time thus time consuming task.
  • If you schedule the task for defragging the drives then it will utilize your system resources, whenever the scheduler tasks starts. This will affect your PC performance.

Why not trying any software program for this task? Using software will give you the control over the defragging mechanism and will utilize only some resources for a particular time. You can easily get them on the internet. This seems to a bit time consuming. Well, I can assist you regarding such software.

Remo MORE, use this software for your disk defragmentation. It has various categories for various operations. Under “Manage” category of this software resides a module named as Drive Defrag. This module performs the task of defragging your hard disk. The main part of this software is, its auto schedule is on the click. Just a click on auto schedule will automatically schedules the defrag process when the system is idle.

Its features over the other software and Windows utility can be seen as:

  • It analyzes and shows you how the data is located on your drive.
  • It shows detail about the drive by locating system locked files, fragmented data, contiguous data and free space.
  • Utilizes little system resources while performing the defragging task.
  • Allows option to skip large files or select particular file types to be defragmented or defragging full hard drive.
  • Provides a graphical way of showing the data as it is stored in the hard disk.

So use this easy solution and recommend others too.

Password Protect Your Confidential Files

Why to protect files through password?
Well, if you are the only user of your system then protecting your files through password may seem awkward.

But if you are not the only user then?
Windows allows you to create multiple users for a single system and all the users are treated different to your machine. But the hard drive that is in your system will store data related to all the users. So the need of password protection arises here.

I am listing some cases where you may find that protecting files through password is quite worthy.

  • Internet banking details on your system needs to be protected.
  • Confidential files and folders that meant to particular user needs to be password protected.
  • Photos, videos that are related to you should not be viewed by all other users.

And other normal life situations.

To overcome all these situation I am listing some solution that are available with you.

  • Windows OS has an option to hide files and folders. You or any other user on your system can hide files and folders.
  • Windows OS provides Bit Locker that password protects particular drive or partition.
  • Microsoft Office suite offers its users to protect its documents files using password. This facility is available to all users that use your system.

Short tutorial is shown here to password protect your Office files.

Using all above listed solutions one can protect its files and folders. But limitations are there for this way of protecting too.
Here they are:

  • If you are using Office suite then you can protect only Office related files. Other files or folders cannot be protected.
  • If you are hiding corresponding file or folder then it can be viewed easily by disabling this option from Windows explorer. So, if you have hidden some data or file then other user can view it with no effort.
  • Windows Bit Locker is also having limitations. If you are password protecting your drive or partition using Bit Locker then protected drive can be used by you only, other users cannot have access to that drive i.e. It does not support multiuser access.

So, if you want to protect your files then you must not depend on Office suite or Bit Locker of Windows OS. Better option is to use some third party software.
You can search online for such software that offers password protection for your confidential files. Instead you search for the software online, let me help you out with this.

Make use of Remo MORE, a free software with attractive and user friendly interface. It has a module called File Manager which has another sub module called File Protector that protects your files and folders.
File Protector module comes with two options to protect your files.

  • One is Private Locker, using which you can lock and hides the files or folders that seem confidential to you.
  • Second is File/Folder Locker, which locks the files or folders through a password so that no other user can access. But the files/folders will be visible to other users.

A question might strike in your mind that why I am suggesting you this particular software?
Just go through the features you will find the answer.

  • No need to make use of Windows or Office to lock files.
  • Files locked by MORE software are under one password. So, no need to remember passwords for each file and folder.
  • Manage the files using this software is easy. Because all files that are locked are kept under one password and at one place.
  • Can lock all types of files and folders including videos, photos etc.
  • If locked through ‘Private Locker’ then that file or folder cannot be seen by other users.

Well, I think you might have got your answer.

Special Notes on How to Remove Junk Files from HDD

When your hard drive is full of junk or unwanted files, its performance becomes slow. When you encounter a big problem in each and every operation, then the speed of the system gets drastically degraded. Thus, it consumes much time to launch an app. The reasons for this problem are your PC is storing plenty of data which is taking up free space. These junk files include unwanted files and folders, shortcuts, data files, internet temporary files, browser history, etc. These files slowly consume free space on your computer and slow down its speed. Another major issue with these files is, sometimes these files hide or unintentionally erase crucial files stored on PC hard drive which can make your system behave slowly.

The hard disk of PC is cluttered with superfluous data over time and loses its speed gradually without your knowledge. You come to know about it when the computer becomes very slow and hard disks are filled with large amount of unwanted files. Some apps may not run easily and it will consume much time to find any file in your system hard disk. To speed up your system, regularly delete junk files. It is a boring process and needs more time. For this purpose, you need a genuine third party app called Remo More tool.

It is possible to delete junk files from hard disk manually and it is helpful in various ways. First of all, huge numbers of files take large amount of memory space on drive. As the hard disk contains limited space on drive, it may be filled with junk data after prolonged use of computer. Thus, your system loses its speed and to get its speed back you have to erase junk files. For performing these steps, you have to execute some simple methods. For Windows users, simply click on Windows icon and go to Control panel, then go to ‘System and Security’ option from here. Later, go to Administrative tools and click on ‘Free up Disk Space’. It will open a disk clean up window in which you have to choose the proper drive and click on OK. After completion of drive scanning, it shows list of file that can be free. Just Click on OK to complete the task.

Hard drive on computer may also contain junk files after browsing internet. When you browse internet with various browsers, so many info are store on your PC. Each browser stores all history of the sites you have visited, keeps record of download history, cache, cookies and other info. Size of all this info increases gradually and get stored on hard disk in the form of junk file. If it occupies main part of drive space, performance of the PC is affected. In addition to that, when you open any app or document, some temporary files generated automatically and they get collected in the drive. After some time, thousands of files are created and ends up with slow computer. To get this speed back, you should remove junk files from hard drive, external hard drive, memory cards, USB drives, FireWire drives, etc. by using this software.

This tool can clear all junk files from your Mac based computer in less duration of time. It scans your PC and shows junk files which need to erase in couple of minutes. Thus, it removes temporary files, browser history, program activities, log files, cookies, documents, history, uninstall unnecessary apps from popular browsers like Safari, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc. Use this highly praised tool to delete Recycle bin data to avoid slow speed of computer. It can be run on Android, Mac and Windows OS of all versions.