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Can't defrag a Truecrypt 'Drive'

  1. #1


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1 Core

    Can't defrag a Truecrypt 'Drive'


    Greetings all..

    I don't know if this was the case on Win8, but I've updated my box to Win8.1. I have a 250Gb Truecrypt file as my 'Documents stash' which I mount as a separate drive.

    On Win 7 I could defrag this but on 8.1 the drive is greyed out not giving me chance to defrag it.
    Can anyone help with this please?

    (See attached screenshots from Win 7 HP & 8.1 Core)
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  2. #2


    UK
    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    Hi,

    Is the X: drive a solid state drive? if so Windows 8 will display such a message as solid state drives do not require defragging.

    Cheers,
    Harry
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  3. #3


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1 Core


    Quote Originally Posted by Harrylowt View Post
    Hi,

    Is the X: drive a solid state drive? if so Windows 8 will display such a message as solid state drives do not require defragging.

    Cheers,
    Harry
    No, the X drive is the mounted Truecrypt archive. It is called 'My Documents' and it is 250Gb in size on a normal spinning HD.
    Win8.1 doesn't allow me to defrag it as I can on Win7.
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  4. #4


    UK
    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    Hi allend66,

    Sorry for slow reply been mental my end.

    Please try running the defrag in the command line. You will see how to do it in this tutorial:

    Optimize Drives - Defrag HDD and TRIM SSD in Windows 8

    Please post results

    Cheers,
    Harry
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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