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Tune-up process does not complete the defrag step RRS feed

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  • tune-up did not complete the defrag process, twice
    Saturday, July 4, 2009 8:11 PM

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  • Tune up allocates a limited amount of time to defrag. On a highly fragmented volume it may take several tune ups before defrag will complete. Running the Windows Disc Defragmenter should allow defrag to complete in tune up in furure runs.
    Jim - MVP Windows Live - Forum Moderator - Live One Care - Live Mesh - Microsoft Security Essentials
    Saturday, July 4, 2009 9:56 PM
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  • Tune up allocates a limited amount of time to defrag. On a highly fragmented volume it may take several tune ups before defrag will complete. Running the Windows Disc Defragmenter should allow defrag to complete in tune up in furure runs.
    Jim - MVP Windows Live - Forum Moderator - Live One Care - Live Mesh - Microsoft Security Essentials
    Saturday, July 4, 2009 9:56 PM
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  • I'll add that you can also safely ignore the stupid (in my opinion) warning from the OneCare Tune-up report about Defrag not completing. Defrag is useful for highly fragmented files, but the performance gains are generally minimal at best. Once Defrag completes, the file system will begin to fragment once again, anyway.
    -steve
    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare, Live Mesh, & MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator
    Sunday, July 5, 2009 5:20 PM
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