Exclude my External 1TB drive during Tune-Up RRS feed

  • Question

  • I recently replaced my 100GB external backup drive with a 1TB unit.  Now, Tuneup is taking forever.  It starts at 2am and at 8AM it's still crunching on the external drive.  I emailed Tech Support and was told that it's not possible to exclude a drive.  This seems like a common option (remember it in Symantec products).  Is there any other way to skip having onecare scan and defrag a backup drive? 

    Thursday, October 8, 2009 2:20 PM


  • There is no way to configure the Defrag part of Tune-up, but you can exclude the external drive from being scanned by opening OneCare, clicking Change Settings - Virus and Spyware tab, Exclusions button. Use the Add Folder button on the next dialog to add the external drive to the list not to be scanned.
    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare, Live Mesh, & MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator
    Thursday, October 8, 2009 2:55 PM