114. Prevent Windows Disk Defragmenter From
Defragmenting Additional Disks
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
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
9/ Finally Click the OK button
to make the changes permanent.