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When was the last time you defragged your hard drive? If your computer is more than a year or so old, chances are your files are heavily fragmented all over the drive, which typically results in poor performance.
The defragmentation process reviews your hard drive and determines if it needs to be reorganized (defragged). There is a simple utility called “Disk Defragmenter” in your accessories, system tools folder (Windows only) that you should run about 1x per year that will keep your hard drive well organized and giving you the best possible performance.
It’s easy to do and pretty safe, though this might be a good time to make sure you’ve got a good backup.