Windows 10: Location of disk defrag/optomize in Windows 10 Solved

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  1.    25 May 2015 #1

    Location of disk defrag/optomize in Windows 10


    In Windows 10 I can find disk optimize by using the search engine in settings, and typing in: "Disk defrag and optimize". Or by right clicking the drive in question > Properties > Tools tab.

    But it doesn't show the folder location.

    I've searched all the Windows folders such as Win System, Accessories, etc. Can anyone please tell me where it's located?
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  2. Posts : 8,743
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       25 May 2015 #2

    It is still in there, try typing optimize

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  3. Posts : 8,743
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       25 May 2015 #3

    Or hit all apps and look in the Windows Administrative Tools Folder

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  4. Posts : 14,911
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       25 May 2015 #4

    Also in C:\Windows\SysWOW64 down to dfrgui.
    Note: most, if not al,l Windows apps and programs will either be in SysWOW64 or system32 folders. If you want to make a shortcut or pin it somewhere, just right click it. I have found this the easiest way since testing Win10, instead of looking all over for something.
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  5.    25 May 2015 #5

    Thanks Dude, found it OK, but there are some anomalies in my version of W10.

    1. If I go to C drive:\Program Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs ... it shows Administrative Tools which includes Disk defrag. However, when I open All Apps in the desktop start menu, the Windows Administrative folder is not there.

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    2. If I open Control Panel > Administrative Tools ... there it is.


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    I'm not sure but think it was in Windows System in W8.1?

    #/Cliff S

    Also in C:\Windows\SysWOW64 down to dfrgui.
    Note: most, if not al,l Windows apps and programs will either be in SysWOW64 or system32 folders. If you want to make a shortcut or pin it somewhere, just right click it. I have found this the easiest way since testing Win10, instead of looking all over for something.
    Thanks you for that useful information.
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  6. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       25 May 2015 #6

    Mustang said: View Post
    Thanks Dude, found it OK, but there are some anomalies in my version of W10.

    1. If I go to C drive:\Program Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs ... it shows Administrative Tools which includes Disk defrag. However, when I open All Apps in the desktop start menu, the Windows Administrator folder is not there.
    Look under A for Administrator Tools in All Apps. Yep, things are being moved around.
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  7. Posts : 14,911
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       25 May 2015 #7

    @Mustang I've had it as just plain "Administrative Tools" in the start menu before under "A".
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  8.    25 May 2015 #8

    I've got nothing under "A" in All Apps. Weird!

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    I was using Local Account, so switched to Microsoft Account, but made no difference.
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  9. Posts : 14,911
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       25 May 2015 #9

    Don't know if it has anything to do with it, but I'll ask anyhow: Upgrade or Clean install? With upgrades some things carry over.
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  10. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       25 May 2015 #10

    hmmm, there used to be a setting "show administrator tools" but I haven't seen that for a while.

    Don't know if this will help

    try launching an elevated command propmt (right click - run as admin....)
    SFC /SCANNOW
    exit

    That has put things back on the menu (things I intentionally removed) on this machine.

    The other thing you might try is Settings>Personalization>STart
    toggle on and off the full size menu option. It might just jar a bit that's needed to show the folder in All apps - guessing here too.
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