Optimize Drives Schedule Settings - Change in Windows 10

    Optimize Drives Schedule Settings - Change in Windows 10

    How to Change Schedule Settings for Optimize Drives in Windows 10
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    How to Change Schedule Settings for Optimize Drives in Windows 10

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    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.

    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.

    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)

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     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)

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

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

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    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)

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     7. To Turn On Run Optimize Drives on a Schedule

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

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

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    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. Joined : Jan 2014
    Central West NSW Australia
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    7 and 10 on various machines
       2016-04-25 #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. Joined : Dec 2016
    Raleigh, NC
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10
       2016-12-08 #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. Joined : Dec 2016
    Raleigh, NC
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10
       2016-12-08 #3

    MacWin said: View Post
    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. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,412
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       2016-12-08 #4

    That would be correct.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 


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