Optimize & Defragment Drive Tool by Microsoft

A free tool in Windows that can optimize and defragment your drives.


The free built-in 'Optimize and Defragment Drive' Tool by Microsoft Windows can help your computer run more efficiently. Right click on the drive you want to scan and select 'Properties', and then select the 'Tools' tab.

Windows Optimize and Defragment

Run the Optimize and Defragment Tool

In the 'Optimize and defragment drive' section, press 'Optimize' to continue.

Windows Optimize and Defragment - Optimize

Optimize and Defragment

This process could take awhile to complete. You can continue using your computer while the tool is optimizing and defragmenting.

Windows Optimize and Defragment - Running

Restart the computer

After optimizing and defragmenting your drive, we recommend restarting the computer.


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