Scheduled Task

  K*B 14:03 31 Jan 2007

Hello Friends, how do you set up a scheduled Disk Defragmentation task to run in Win XP Pro?
Thanks .

  Terry Brown 14:37 31 Jan 2007

I assume you are using XP.
Run--All programs - accessories - system tools - scheduler - add new .

In the box type %systemroot%/system32/dfrg.msc

then set your times.

  K*B 09:50 01 Feb 2007

Thanks Terry, but when I click along the path Start/Programs/Accessaries/System Tools/Scheduled Tasks, I get to the "Scheduled Task Wizard" window after double clicking "Add Scheduled Task" in the right-hand pane. After clicking "Next" button, I don't see "Disk Defragmenter" among the listed programs. It is therefore impossible for me to schedule "Disk Defragmenter" to run at selected times. I have been able to schedule "Disk Cleanup" to run at 3 pm on friday every week, but I have failed to do same for "Disk Defragmenter". Am I not doing something right? I'm using Win XP Pro.

  Terry Brown 13:46 02 Feb 2007

I took that from the help microsoft help, there seems to be a problem.
Do the following.
1-- If you do not have an administrator(user) login password , create one
2-- proceed to scheduled tasks as before, select add task.
open the windows folder and look for system32
Open system32 and look for dfrg.msc and click OK
This takes you the schedule box where you can set your times /dates to run.
You will need to use the administrator (user) pasword to activate the schedule.
It should now work.

  Technotiger 13:50 02 Feb 2007

Hi, I, and many other Forum members use click here scheduled defrags are a breeze, plus it runs silently in the background keeping your drive
tidy all the time.


  Technotiger 13:52 02 Feb 2007

ps - I am of course referring to IObit Smart Defrag.

  Terry Brown 08:48 04 Feb 2007

Many thanks for the link to 10bit software, I have now added changed to that instead of windows defrag.

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