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Windows 7: Selective Disk Defragmentation

15 Sep 2010   #1

Win 7 Ultimate x64
Selective Disk Defragmentation

Question: If I turn off Automatic Disk Defragmentation in Windows 7 because my C drive is an SSD, can I still selectivley defragment the other drives in my system manually whenever I choose ????

I know I can this with a third party program like Diskeeper but can I do this from within Windows 7 ?????????

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15 Sep 2010   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3

Of course you can, just select the drive you want to defrag with W7 Defrag and proceed, is like many other utilities, personally, I'll use O&O Defrag, but is just me, if you are happy with W7 one, go ahead, from the comments in the forum, I heard is heavily improved from older versions and keeps windows pretty fast.

See ya!!
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15 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008

play with the command
defrag "driverletter + :" /H

that runs the defrag for which drive you choose. you can add this into your task scheduler to run on a schedule.
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15 Sep 2010   #4

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Thanks for the Pointers you guys - am new to Win 7
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15 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

You can leave Auto Defrag On if you want to.

Run the WEI assesment.
After you do, Windows will likely make a couple adjustments.

Usually, it automatically disables Superfetch and Defrag on the SSD.

To Check, open the Disk Defragmenter.
Click On Configure Schedule
Then Click Select Disks

It should look similar to mine in this snip. I have 2 SSDs, and as you can see, both have been removed from the Defrag schedule by Windows leaving only my spinning drives.

Auto Defrag will continue to Defrag your drives on a schedule, and will exclude the SSDs if yours shows similar.

Keep in mind, if you manually choose to Defrag, it will!!
The only safe defrag I know of for SSD is Perfect Disk (Consolodate) and DiskKeeper (Hyperfast). Although this does not need to be done often at all.

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