How to Schedule a Defrag on Multiple Drives

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In order to schedule a defrag, or defragmentation on multiple drives, click on "Scheduled Tasks" under "System Tooks." Schedule a defrag for as many drives as possible with help from a Web designer in this free video on computer tips.

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Hi, I'm Noah and today we're going to learn how to schedule a defrag on multiple drives. If you're as busy as most people today, then anything that you can set to do automatically is really a life saver, and defragmenting your hard drives is something you know you need to do but never really have time for, especially when you're doing other valuable work on your computer, so why not schedule it to happen automatically? To schedule a defragmentation on multiple drives, start by going to your start menu. Then, go to All programs, and then Accessories, and then select system tools. Then from System tools, click on Scheduled tasks. Here, you can add a new task by clicking the Add Scheduled Task icon. This will open the schedule task wizard to add a task that you want to perform, here the defragmentation. Just click on next to continue. Now, we will be able to scroll and search for the application called Defragmentor. Here we can see that the only application under disk is disk clean up and that disk defragmentor isn't present, so we'll have to browse for it. To do this, just click on the Browse button. Then navigate to My Computer. Then to C:. Then Windows, and then finally, find the System32 folder in which you'll be able to locate the defragmentor, which will be called Defrag. So, to search for the letter D, from here, you'll be able to find something called Defrag, which you can simply select and then click open. Now you can name the task whatever you want. In this case, let's just keep it Defrag, and decide on what basis you want it to perform, once a day, once a week, once a month, or on a specified time. For this example, let's do weekly, then just click next. Then you'll be able to select your start time and however many weeks you want it to perform. Once your done, click next. Then you'll have to answer your Windows log on you...password for your Windows session so that it will perform the task correctly. In this case, there's no password so we can just click Next. Here, it's important to click on the Open advanced properties for this task when I click Finish box. Once you've ticked the box, click the Finish button. Now a new pop up will open and here, it's important to select which drive you want it to defrag, so in this case, let's just type the letter C for C: drive for the end of the run-line. All you have to do for this is leave a space after it already specified name of the degragged .exe file, and then enter the letter of the drive you want to format, followed by double dots. Once you've set this, click Apply on the bottom right, and then OK, and here you'll have to enter your password again. Now once you've done this, you can repeat the same process again. Instead of putting C this time though, you'll have to put the new drive that you want to defrag as well, for example, D. Then you'll have two schedule defragmentations for two different drives, and you can repeat this for however many drives you want to defrag.


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