Does Tune-up defrag external drive? Yes No? RRS feed

  • Question

  • When an exteranl disk is connected during tune-up, will it be defragged? I know there is no way to exclude it. Just wonder if tune-up defrags it as internal hard drive. Yes? No?
    My tune-up report shows defragmenter imcomplete 'cause <F: This task was not performed because of system, ACL, file mismatch or system wide error>, F: is my exteranl.
    Is it normal? or indicates there is a problem? Shoudn't the message appear, shoud it?
    Sunday, October 11, 2009 3:34 PM


  • I would suggest that you run disk error checking on the external drive to rule out any errors. OneCare Tune-up does run a defrag on all drives, including external drives.
    Right click the drive in Windows Explorer and select properties, then Tools tab, Error Checking button.
    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare, Live Mesh, & MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator
    Monday, October 12, 2009 12:56 AM