Windows 10 wont let me optimize my drives.

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  1. Posts : 7
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    Windows 10 wont let me optimize my drives.


    So when I open defrag/optimize drives. I will click on recovery and \\?\Volume{6117a5} and it will refuse to optimize. The optimization process wont begin and it will stay highlighted. Especially when I run it in administrator mode
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  2. AddRAM's Avatar
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    Why do you want to defrag your recovery partition ?

    Post a full snip of Disk Management.

    Optimise/ Defrag tomatoe tomato
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  3. Posts : 7
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    AddRAM said:
    Why do you want to defrag your recovery partition ?
    No, I want to optimize it.
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  4. Posts : 7
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    AddRAM said:
    Why do you want to defrag your recovery partition ?

    Post a full snip of Disk Management.

    Optimise/ Defrag tomatoe tomato
    Sorry, i am new to this.
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  5. AddRAM's Avatar
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    Why ? Just leave it alone. :)
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    AddRAM said:
    Why ? Just leave it alone. :)
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    Hi there, Freak456. Welcome to Windows TenForums.

    It simply won't optimize recovery partitions nor disks. MS doesn't want them fooled with for safety reasons.
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    HippsieGypsie said:
    Hi there, Freak456. Welcome to Windows TenForums.

    It simply won't optimize recovery partitions nor disks. MS doesn't want them fooled with for safety reasons.
    Alright, so it wont do anything? Thanks
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  9. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    Freak456 said:
    So when I open defrag/optimize drives. I will click on recovery and \\?\Volume{6117a5} and it will refuse to optimize. The optimization process wont begin and it will stay highlighted. Especially when I run it in administrator mode
    Disk Optimization, along with lots of other NTFS related functions, only operate on drives/partitions with an assigned drive letter. Like C: or E:. Those are protected system partitions and don't have drive letters assigned intentionally. It's normal. Don't mess with it.
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  10. lx07's Avatar
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    Freak456 said:
    Sorry, i am new to this.
    What optimize does is rearrange things on your disk so blocks of data are set more efficiently. For example you may delete your entire music collection and move it to another drive. In that case it would make sense for the file system to delete the old references and move them elsewhere.

    This is irrelevant for a recovery partition. The data stored does not change.

    Windows should (IMO) not include recovery partition in the defrag screen.

    It does though and, as it doesn't ever change, you can ignore it.
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