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114. Prevent Windows Disk Defragmenter From Defragmenting Additional Disks

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Prior to the release of Windows Vista Service Pack 1 the user had no control over which drives the Windows Defragmenter defragmented; the only option available was All.

With the introduction of Service Pack 1 things have changed; now the user can stipulate which disks to defragment and which to leave alone.

To make changes to the way the Windows Defragmenter works, proceed as follows:

1/ Click on the Start button.

2/ From the Start menu, Click All Programs followed by Accessories and System Tools.

3/ From the System Tools menu, Click Disk Defragmenter.

4/ If the UAC (User Account Control) pops up, Click the Continue button or, if you are not the Administrator, fill in the relevant user name and password details and then click Continue.

5/ When the Disk Defragmenter window opens, Click the Select Volumes button.

6/ The Disk Defragmenter Advanced Options window will now open.

7/ In the Advanced Options window you will see a list of all available disks that disk defragmenter can defrag.

8/ To prevent disk defragmenter from defragmenting a specific disk remove the check mark (tick) from the box situated on the left of the relevant disk option.

9/ Finally Click the OK button to make the changes permanent.