Where does windows save the defrag and optimize drives Last ran data?

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  1. Posts : 684
    Windows 10 x64 Pro
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    Where does windows save the defrag and optimize drives Last ran data?


    So i keep ended up with a barren window that says "never ran" for all my drives. I'd love to be able to keep track/keep an eye on this data.

    I use ccleaner when i feel the urge, and i imagine something I have checked in there is purging the data, i just dont know what :P
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  2. Ztruker's Avatar
    Posts : 13,512
    Windows 10 Pro X64 20H4 19042.746
       #2

    In CCleaner, under System, uncheck Windows Log Files and Windows Error Reporting. Under Advanced uncheck everything.

    See if that helps.
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  3. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 30,072
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
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    Hi, you might want to
    a. enable History for the scheduled task responsible
    Enable Windows Task Scheduler History - TechyGeeksHome
    b. try running the task manually and check it runs.
    Where does windows save the defrag and optimize drives Last ran data?-1.png

    This is what mine says:
    Where does windows save the defrag and optimize drives Last ran data?-2.png
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  4. Posts : 684
    Windows 10 x64 Pro
    Thread Starter
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    Well, it seems that ccleaner doesnt have a hand in it, if i run it and restart - it doesnt save regardless. That seems a bigger issue now

    also i tried starting the task manually, and it certainly started - but it started defragmenting my ssd, not trimming it so i stopped it immediately.

    - - - Updated - - -

    a little digging and it looks like the data is written here i think
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Dfrg

    of course mine is not. as i run it, and nothing seems to change in those keys. So either A) its not, or B) on two different pc's my registry isnt being written to by the defrag utility.

    i cannot win lol
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  5. Posts : 38,428
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #5

    In the task scheduler make sure that you enable all tasks history.


    This command was ran using administrative PS: Optimize-Volume -DriveLetter C -ReTrim -Verbose

    This was the recorded result from two days ago:

    Where does windows save the defrag and optimize drives Last ran data?-ten-forums-defrag-task-scheduled-history.png
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  6. Posts : 684
    Windows 10 x64 Pro
    Thread Starter
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    is that supposed to enabled by default? i just checked and mine is not enabled. However on the one pc that isnt displaying the issue (my laptop), it was not enabled either.

    I was hoping to find it was enabled there, then this was going to be my eureka moment (apart from why it became disabled to begin with)
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  7. Posts : 38,428
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
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    The default settings I had not viewed.
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  8. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 30,072
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #8

    You've now had the same suggestion twice, starting with enabling task history.

    However I'm unsure why Windows would perform a defrag on a SSD as you mentioned.
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  9. Posts : 684
    Windows 10 x64 Pro
    Thread Starter
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    dalchina said:
    You've now had the same suggestion twice, starting with enabling task history.

    However I'm unsure why Windows would perform a defrag on a SSD as you mentioned.
    Im less concerned with whether that will work or not, than i am with why it would be necessary suddenly on some pc's and not the other.

    that means its a workaround, not a fix (assuming it works) which was my reason in questioning. Not that i was contesting it or ignoring it. I'll try it real quick so its there as a point of information though. Just gotta wait for my super slow super old laptop-of-doom to finish its over the network backup. Incredible how long that can take on an old pc with an old 5400rpm laptop drive. Even for marginal amounts of data relatively speaking.

    will report back when i know more.

    as far as the defrag thing goes. If i initiate the optimize from within the application, it trims. if initiated via that task, it defragged. #boggle

    beginning to hate windows lately. its had me pinned down with issues the less ocd amongst us would probably ignore. These are the cards i was dealt however :P
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  10. Wannagofast's Avatar
    Posts : 333
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
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    Are you running a standard public release or a Windows Insider slow build?
    This is a known and ongoing issue in the Windows Insider Slow ring builds.

    peace
    wanna
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