Definition of defragment in English:

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defragment

Pronunciation: /ˌdiːfraɡˈmɛnt/

verb

[with object] Computing
Reduce the fragmentation of (a file) by concatenating parts stored in separate locations on a disk: the safe way to defragment your files
More example sentences
  • Choose the disk you want to defragment and expect to let the program run for several hours.
  • Also disable the screen saver while the disk is defragmenting as it will cause the process to interrupt and re-start.
  • You can choose which drives to defragment and whether to shut-down or reboot Windows once the deed is done.

Derivatives

defragmentation

Pronunciation: /ˌdiːfraɡmənˈteɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
Example sentences
  • Our first test involved setting up a daily defragmentation scheduled on a workstation used daily by six different people for spot editing of research documents.
  • Before upgrading your hard disk it's best to do a complete disk checkup including disk scan, defragmentation, etc.
  • You can also schedule defragmentation across your network.

defragmenter

noun
Example sentences
  • One common trick is the disk defragmenter in the system-tools folder, which aligns files in an orderly fashion.
  • I used it for their Disk clean up which was sort of okay, for the Registry clean up which was great, and for their disk defragmenter which I loved.
  • Running a defragmenter gathers up the pieces and places them together in one contiguous location.

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