Can defragging harm my computer? It looks like it’s a good way to improve my speed, but after a while, I’m back with 5% fragmented disk. So does defragging harm my computer? If not on single use, then on multiple uses? In fact, can it make it even slower instead or make some applications bugged? Making them crash by moving their files around?
As I’ve explained in a previous article, defragging rarely gets you to a 100% completely defragmented machine. There are a couple of different reasons why, but I’ll leave it to that article to cover that situation. The real question here is: does defragging too often harm the machine?