Defrag and optimize your hard drive with the Windows defrag.exe command line tool

Source:  TR Dojo
By Bill Detwiler
June 27, 2011, 12:11 PM PDT

Takeaway: Bill Detwiler shows you how to defragment a hard drive from the Windows 7 command line, and use defrag.exe’s hidden “boot optimization” switch

For  nearly as long as there have been traditional, platter and spindle hard  drives, IT pros and end users have been defragmenting those drives–to  reduce the delay retrieving related data.

And  unless you’re using a solid-state drive, defragmentation should be part  of your normal PC maintenance procedure. In fact, the built-in Windows 7  and Vista Disk Defragmenter utility is configured to run once a week by  default.

But  what if you’re an IT pro, and you prefer working from the command line.  Or, you want to create a script that defragments the machines you  support. Well, that’s where the defrag.exe command line tool can help.

During  this week’s TR Dojo episode, I show you how to defragment a hard drive  using the Windows defrag.exe command line utility, and use the tool’s  hidden “boot optimization” switch.

To view the Defragmentation video click here

 

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