- How to Use Optimize Drives to Defrag HDD and TRIM SSD in Windows 8 and 8.1
This tutorial will show you how to open and use Optimize Drives or a command prompt to defrag hard disk drives and TRIM solid state drives in Windows 8.
By default, Optimize Drives runs automatically on a weekly schedule during the time you have set for automatic maintenance. You can also optimize drives on your PC manually any time you like.
This tutorial will show you how to open and use Optimize Drives or a command prompt to defrag hard disk drives and TRIM solid state drives in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.
You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.
- If the drive is being used by another program, or is formatted using a file system other than NTFS, FAT, or FAT32, it can't be optimized.
- Network drives can't be optimized.
- If a drive isn't appearing in Optimize Drives, it might be because it contains an error. Try to repair the drive with chkdsk first, then return to Optimize Drives to try again.
Perform analysis on the specified volumes.
Perform boot optimization to defrags the boot sector of the boot volume. This will not work on a SSD.
Perform the operation on all volumes.
Perform traditional defrag (this is the default).
Perform the operation on all volumes except those specified.
Run the operation at normal priority (default is low).
Perform slab consolidation on the specified volumes.
Perform retrim on the specified volumes. Only for a SSD.
Run the operation on each volume in parallel in the background.
Perform the proper optimization for each media type.
Track an operation already in progress on the specified volume.
Print the progress of the operation on the screen.
Print verbose output containing the fragmentation statistics.
Perform free space consolidation on the specified volumes.
- How to Change "Optimize Drives" Schedule Settings in Windows 8 and 8.1
- How to Add "Optimize Drive" to Context Menu of Drives in Windows 8 and 8.1
- How to Check and Enable or Disable SSD TRIM Support in Windows 7 and Windows 8
- How to Change the "Automatic Maintenance" Settings in Windows 8 and 8.1
- How to Check a Drive for Errors with "chkdsk" in Windows 8 and 8.1
- How to Open Advanced Tools in Windows 7 and Windows 8
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