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    Change Optimize Drives Schedule Settings in Windows 10

    Change Optimize Drives Schedule Settings in Windows 10

    How to Change Schedule Settings for Optimize Drives in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Performance & Maintenance
    20 May 2020
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Change Schedule Settings for Optimize Drives in Windows 10


    One of the best ways you can improve your PC's performance is by optimizing the drive. Windows includes features to help optimize the different types of drives that PCs use today. No matter which type of drive your PC uses, Windows automatically chooses the optimization that's right for your drive.

    By default, Optimize Drives, previously called Disk Defragmenter, runs automatically on a weekly schedule at the time set in automatic maintenance. But you can also optimize drives on your PC manually.

    You can turn on or off to run optimization on a schedule, select frequency to run schedule, and select the drives you want to optimize on a regular schedule.

    See also: The real and complete story - Does Windows defragment your SSD? | SCOTT HANSELMAN

    This tutorial will show you how to change the schedule settings for Optimize Drives to what you want in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to change the settings for Optimize Drives.





    Here's How:

    1 Do step 2 or step 3 below for how you would like to open Optimize Drives.


    2 Open Optimize Drives from File Explorer Ribbon

    A) Open This PC in File Explorer (Win+E).

    B) Select any hard drive, click/tap on the Drive Tools Manage tab, click/tap on Optimize button in the ribbon, and go to step 4 below. (see screenshot below)

    Change Optimize Drives Schedule Settings in Windows 10-optimize_drive-1.png


    3 Open Optimize Drives from Drive Properties

    A) Open This PC in File Explorer.

    B) Right click or press and hold on any hard drive, and click/tap on Properties. (see screenshot below)

    Change Optimize Drives Schedule Settings in Windows 10-optimize_drive-2a.png

    C) Click/tap on the Tools tab, click/tap on the Optimize button, and go to step 4 below. (see screenshot below)

    Change Optimize Drives Schedule Settings in Windows 10-optimize_drive-2b.png


    4 Click/tap on the Change settings button. (see screenshot below)

    Change Optimize Drives Schedule Settings in Windows 10-optimize_drives_settings-3.png

    5 Do step 6 (off) or step 7 (on) below to turn on or off to run optimization on a regular schedule.


    6 To Turn Off Run Optimize Drives on a Schedule

    A) Uncheck the Run on a schedule box, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot below)

    Change Optimize Drives Schedule Settings in Windows 10-optimize_drives_settings-4a.png


    7 To Turn On Run Optimize Drives on a Schedule

    A) Check the Run on a schedule box. (see screenshot below)

    This is the default setting.


    B) Select a Daily, Weekly (default), or Monthly frequency you want.

    C) Check (default) or uncheck to Notify if three consecutive scheduled runs are missed.

    D) Click/tap on the Choose button.

    Change Optimize Drives Schedule Settings in Windows 10-optimize_drives_settings-4.png

    E) Select the drives you want to optimize on a regular schedule. (see screenshot below)

    Select all is the default setting.


    F) Check (default) or uncheck to Automatically optimize new drives, click/tap on OK, and go to step 8 below.

    Change Optimize Drives Schedule Settings in Windows 10-optimize_drives_settings-5.png

    8 Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 6A or step 7D)

    9 You can now close Optimize Drives if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn






  1. Posts : 10,785
    Windows 10 Pro version 22H2 0n one desktop and running Window 11 Pro 22H2 on unsupported desktop
       #1

    Hello Shawn I only have the SSD in the machine so do I just use the Attachment 25876 as I am used to not defragging the SSD as per the 7 tutorial. I just don't want to do the wrong thing.
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  2. Posts : 7
    Windows 10
       #2

    How do I set the time of day for schedule? Would like optimization to run at night, prior to automatic imaging.
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  3. Posts : 7
    Windows 10
       #3

    MacWin said:
    How do I set the time of day for schedule? Would like optimization to run at night, prior to automatic imaging.
    Looks like this is the answer.
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  4. Posts : 64,536
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

    That would be correct. :)
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  5. Posts : 43
    Windows 10 PRO 64-Bit
       #5

    I have my SSD set to optimize daily, but it never optimizes the drive, even after a week of usage. I use sleep mode a lot if that means anything. I don't receive any notification they it's not optimizing the drive either. I have a 2TB Samsung 850 pro connected to a PCIE 2.0 sata 3 controller card.
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  6. Posts : 64,536
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Hello MUGEN02,

    It's usually best to set the schedule to run at a time the computer will be running.

    If you like, you might also set your Automatic Maintenance settings to be able to wake the computer to run to help.

    Automatic Maintenance - Change Settings in Windows 10
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  7. Posts : 10,785
    Windows 10 Pro version 22H2 0n one desktop and running Window 11 Pro 22H2 on unsupported desktop
       #7

    Hwello Shawn does this apply to dual boot drives ?? ie pick the "drive" - partition and set each differently or the same whatever one wants?
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  8. Posts : 64,536
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #8

    ICIT2LOL said:
    Hwello Shawn does this apply to dual boot drives ?? ie pick the "drive" - partition and set each differently or the same whatever one wants?
    Basically, you would set the schedule to how and when you want for all drives you select to be optimized on the schedule. Personally, I would uncheck the "Recovery" drive sine it doesn't get written to.
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  9. Posts : 174
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 1709
       #9

    Howdy, please share the registry address for scheduler :)
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