Windows 10: Can't defrag this volume for some reason

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    Windows 10 Professional 64-Bit
       4 Weeks Ago #1

    Can't defrag this volume for some reason

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    I am trying to optimize my system performance, by making sure every single drive is defragged, but when I open disk defragmenter and run it for all drives 1 volume cannot be optimized for some reason.

    I have a 7200 RPM 1TB W.D. Primary for windows and a 7200 RPM 2TB W.D. External USB Passport Secondary for all multimedia. What are these last two volumes and why can't the last one on the list be defragged properly.

    When I click analyze and optimize its over in 1-2 seconds and it returns 12% fragmented like nothing happened.

    I've also tried installing iobit smart defrag 5 and running it - It recommends a large file defrag so I do it. Then I analyze it again and it keeps requesting a large file defrag as the recommended option.

    Also I have noticed that smart defrag 5 is typically much faster and it has a better interface overall. For all appearance purposes it appears as though it cleans and defrags alot better than the windows one, but what I really want to know is whether there is any advantage at all to using it over the one that comes with windows.
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       4 Weeks Ago #2

    Fuzion64 said: View Post
    What are these last two volumes and why can't the last one on the list be defragged properly...
    Welcome to TenForums @Fuzion64

    That will most likely be your Recovery Partition, permissions prevent you defragging it. As you will only ever boot this if you need to repair the PC defragging it serves no useful purpose. The other one may be another recovery partition or maybe the uefi partition - again, no point in defragging it.
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