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Windows 7: Disk Defragmenter Schedule- Turn On or Off

08 Jun 2016   #30
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You should be defragging manually, not relying on a schedule.


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09 Jun 2016   #31
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I have Windows disk defragmenter turned on and run on a weekly schedule. My 2 SSDs are automatically excluded and only my 2 HDDs (3 partitions) are included in the option list. The HDDs have 0% fragmentation so I just let Windows do its thing.
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09 Jun 2017   #32
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I have Windows disk defragmenter turned on and run on a weekly schedule. My 2 SSDs are automatically excluded and only my 2 HDDs (3 partitions) are included in the option list. The HDDs have 0% fragmentation so I just let Windows do its thing.
One annoying thing I notice is that my SSDs do not appear in the schedule list only the HDDs. The non operating system SSD has never had a defrag run. BUT my OS SSD C: does show that it is having weekly defrags even though it isn't in the "Configure Schedule" list. I don't know what's going on here

If I turn off scheduled defrag then I think I'd need to manually defrag the HDDs.
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10 Jun 2017   #33
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hey Michael,

Technically, SSDs should only be trimmed instead of defragged.

If you haven't already, you might check to make sure that TRIM support is enabled for SSDs.

TRIM Support for SSD - Check and Enable or Disable
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10 Jun 2017   #34
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

When I did have a combination of SSD and hard drives I did manual defrag's of the hard drives only.

I know of know SSD manufacture that want their SSD's defraged.

Jack
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10 Jun 2017   #35
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

TRIM is enabled and I don't want Windows to defrag my SSD C: drive.
Only my HDDs are listed in the scheduled list. My C: SSD drive is not listed in the scheduled defrag list but is being defragged. I have another SSD also not in the list and is not being defragged.

I'm happy to have Windows defrag the HDDs (only) on a schedule and not have to do it manually.

So why is Windows treating C: like it was included in the scheduled defrag list?
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10 Jun 2017   #36
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Most likely it's automatic maintenance including the system drive.
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19 Jun 2017   #37
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I think you're correct here Brink.
I think a Norton Admin setting is defragging the boot drive. Under Norton Administrative settings turn "Idle time optimizer" off. It appears you need to do this even if you uncheck the obvious Task scheduling>automatic tasks>Disk optimization.

If you choose to use Norton Security and have an SSD boot drive then I suggest you turn the Idle time optimizer off.
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19 Jun 2017   #38
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you for posing back with your findings Michael.
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