Windows 10: Turn Off Drive Defragmentation/Optimization, Windows 10 --- FOLLOW UP

Discus and support Turn Off Drive Defragmentation/Optimization, Windows 10 --- FOLLOW UP in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I need to turn completely turn off drive defrag/optimization. In "Optimize Drive" I did turn off scheduled optimization. Even so,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by JosephHW, Mar 26, 2020 at 12:07 AM.

  1. JosephHW Win User

    Turn Off Drive Defragmentation/Optimization, Windows 10 --- FOLLOW UP


    I need to turn completely turn off drive defrag/optimization. In "Optimize Drive" I did turn off scheduled optimization. Even so, optimization/defragmentation WAS performed, anyway. I had assumed this is due to "Automatic Maintenance", and a search showed me how to make a registry change, stopping this function. I confirmed auto maintenance is off by attempting to run it manually, and it would not run. NEVERTHELESS, on 3/15 and 3/25 I found in "Optimize Drives" defragmentation had been run! My only other thought was the Norton 360 and Norton Utilities programs, both able to auto run optimization, however, I have several times confirmed it is turned off and, I'm not even sure if Norton ran optimization it would appear in Windows "Optimize Drives". ANY IDEAS what is auto running this process, and how to turn it off?

    :)
     
  2. JosephHW Win User

    Turn Off Drive Optimization/Defragmentation

    I need to turn completely turn off drive optimization. In "Optimize Drive" I did turn off scheduled optimization. Even so, optimization/defragmentation WAS performed, anyway. I have assumed this is due to "Automatic Maintenance", and a search showed
    me how to make a registry change, stopping this function. I guess the problem is solved, except I'm not satisfied, as this also turns off some valuable, routine maintenance/update functions. Is there a way to permanently stop
    only the optimize/defragment process?
     
  3. JosephHW Win User
    Turn Off Drive Optimization/Defragmentation

    You have been wonderfully helpful. Thank you! I, too, have been researching deeply into the matter. At least on my system, the Windows Defragment and Optimize falsely identifies my C drive as "HDD". At first, I did manually run the process and observed
    EXACTLY what I know through the years as defragmentation, not optimization, not TRIM. As I mentioned, the RAID manufacturer also confirmed Windows cannot optimize the array, they are keenly aware of this limitation, and they suggested the alternative of formatting,
    after a period of time. Take care!
     
  4. Turn Off Drive Defragmentation/Optimization, Windows 10 --- FOLLOW UP

    Hard Drive Optimization/Defragmentation

    Hello, all. I'm having an issue where I can't defragment/optimize my hard drive. I am able to successfully initiate the defragementation/optimization process from the built-in defragmenter program, but when it finishes I still see the "Needs Optimization"
    message, as if nothing happened. What's going on?
     
    ChristianBethel, Mar 26, 2020 at 12:13 AM
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