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Kudos0

Can't turn off Disk Optimization

Even though I have unchecked Disk Optimization in Automatic Tasks under Task Scheduling, when I try run the Windows 7 Disk Defragmenter I get an error that 'Disk Defragmenter is currently using customized settings created by another program.  Before you modify the schedule, you must remove the customized settings.'

I am assuming Norton Security created these customized settings.  Why is Norton still controlling Disk Optimization when I've deselected it?

I am running 22.1.0.9 under Windows 7 64-bit.

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Kudos0

Re: Can't turn off Disk Optimization

Don't know if this info applies to your situation.  Once Optimize starts it has to finish before disable.  So, let Optimize run till finish and see how it goes.........
 

Kudos0

Re: Can't turn off Disk Optimization

Thanks, but that's not it.  Disk Optimization completed.  Disk Optimization not selected as a task to run.  Can't run Windows Disk Defragmenter.

Kudos0

Re: Can't turn off Disk Optimization

Hello

Do you have a SSD drive?

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Kudos0

Re: Can't turn off Disk Optimization

Yes, I have an SSD boot drive and two other regular hard drives.

Kudos0

Re: Can't turn off Disk Optimization

Hello

You can't defrag the SSD drive. I guess you trying to do the other 2 hard drives.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.17.3.50 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: Can't turn off Disk Optimization

I know you can't defrag the SSD Drive.  I want to turn of all defragmenting/disk optimizing in Norton and run the Windows Disk Defragmenter but it won't let me because Norton has modified the schedule with custom settings.

You would think that with Disk Optimization and Idle Time Optimizer both off, I could run Disk Defragmenter in Windows.

I believe Norton disables the Defrag task in Windows Task Scheduler on installation but doesn't re-enable it if you disable Disk Optimization in Norton.

(update) If I re-enable the Defrag task in Task Scheduler I can then run Disk Defragmenter.  Norton had disabled it. 

Kudos0

Re: Can't turn off Disk Optimization

Hello

Is there a service that you can turn on for that perhaps?

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Kudos0

Re: Can't turn off Disk Optimization

ablatt:

I know you can't defrag the SSD Drive. 

Well, maybe not and then again >   http://www.hanselman.com/blog/TheRealAndCompleteStoryDoesWindowsDefragmentYourSSD.aspx

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