O&O Defrag 23 Product manual

O&O Defrag 23 
Automatic defragmentation

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Thanks to automatic defragmentation, there is no need to set defragmentation settings manually. It is enabled automatically after installation and optimizes your hard disk in the background; without your computer losing any of its performance. This innovative function makes it possible for administrators under pressure, as well as for- non professionals, to maintain the highest performance levels without losing time learning about the program.

You can also modify the default settings and adapt them to your needs.

Settings for the automatic defragmentation

Settings for the automatic defragmentation

All write accesses and newly added files are monitored. Newly fragmented files are automatically defragmented as soon as they are no longer being accessed by the user. This basically ensures your system’s full performance capacity while continually preventing new fragmentation. Furthermore, a defragmentation of all files will be performed at regular intervals which will minimize existing fragmentation and put little strain on available resources.

The normal and regular use of your computer could lead to particular files being accessed very often. These files can be your registry database, container files of download programs, or Temporary Internet Files. These files are then defragmented during the regular defragmentation session without the user having to guide the process.

You can also influence the behavior of the automatic defragmentation heavily:

You can decide between fast and thorough defragmentation. The quick defragmentation employs the OPTIMIZE/Quick method, the thorough defragmentation the OPTIMIZE method.

Starting with version 23, O&O Defrag offers the corresponding SSD methods SOLID/Quick and SOLID/Complete methods. These will run automatically when SSDs are selected for automatic defragmentation.

Notes for the automatic defragmentation:

If the automatic defragmentation defragments large files, such as the data container of virtual computers, without you wanting it to, and the system slows down because of it, we recommend excluding these files from defragmentation under Settings/Files.

Automatic defragmentation will never be applied to external USB and firewire drives. This has been restricted for reasons of data security. It is possible to lose data if a drive is removed without having been properly logged off. Since automatic defragmentation runs permanently in the background without your notincing any negative effects, it’s easy to overlook the defragmentation of an external drive.