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Optimize button no longer works.

  1. #1

    New Jersey
    Posts : 114
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64

    Optimize button no longer works.

    In Windows Explorer, I click on Computer, right click on a HDD, click on the Tools button, and finally click on the Optimize button and nothing happens. It was working earlier in the day. I thought it might have been because I disabled the Defrag task in Task Scheduler but enabling that didn't fix the problem. Administrative Tools | Defragment and Optimize Drives also does nothing when I click on it. I ran sfc /scannow and while that said it fixed some corruption, the Optimize button was not one of them.

    Executing dfrgui.exe also does nothing.

    Any idea in getting the Optimize button working again? Perhaps I need to register a dll or some other executable? I even restored a Registry from two days ago when I know it was working and that did nothing.
    Last edited by streetwolf; 26 Aug 2012 at 23:02.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    That was doing it with my system as well, but I just figured it out. By default, Disk Optimizer is set to run weekly (in my case daily) and Automatic Maintenance will defrag the drives as necessary when it runs. If you turn the setting off in Disk Optimizer so it doesn't run on a schedule, the Optimize button on the Ribbon or from Properties should bring up Disk Optimizer's GUI.
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  3. #3

    New Jersey
    Posts : 114
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64

    I finally got it going sort of. Only two drives show up in the Optimize list instead of four. Not to long ago all four showed up. Maybe I'll try a repair install of Windows 8, I'll upgrade over W8.
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Optimize button no longer works.

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