You can customize the default configuration according to your wishes and create new settings for individual drives or drive groups.
- If you want to create new rules for individual drives, click Zone filing and under All drives click Add new.
- In the following dialog, select the drive for which you want to create a new rule. You have a choice between the System drive or All other drives (data volumes). You can also select individual drives for the list.
- Confirm your selection with OK.
The drives you selected will then appear in the list of drives. To create a new rule, you have to select the drive and on the right side of the program window, under User-defined rules for the separate zones, clickAdd new rule .
User-defined zone filing
You can modify the default configurations, by defining your own rules for zone filing. With the help of these rules, you can specify where a file should be placed in the zone based on its name and the paths.
You can use the charts in chapter Notations for rules as reference for rule notation.
• You can create user-defined rules valid for all drives. Select All drives from the drive list, and then select the corresponding zone under User-defined rules in the sub-item Add new rule.
• If you only want to create rules for certain drives, select the drive from the list, click the corresponding zone to the right under User-defined rules, and then the sub-item Add new rule. This specific rule overrides the higher rule if they intersect.
Always file into three zones
Here you can specify that files with a certain size should always be filed to zone three. Path-based rules, which include
a very large file, always have a higher priority than the size based rules.
You can specify different optimization strategies for each zone. The strategy allowed is used by OPTIMIZE/Complete,
the most thorough method employed by O&O Defrag. You have the following strategies to choose from:
Files are defragmented and packed together as closely as possible to create large connected free hard disk areas. This
prevents a fragmentation of newly created files.
Files are sorted based on a certain criterion (file name, modification date, last access date). This allows files that are
often in use to be accessed and loaded faster.