Idle Time Optimizer

Idle Time Optimizer lets you configure Norton to defragment your boot volume or the local disk that contains boot volume when your computer is idle. Norton automatically schedules the optimization when it detects the installation of an application on your computer and your computer is idle. If you start using your computer again, Norton stops the optimization task, and starts optimizing the next time that your computer is idle. This way, the background job of optimization does not affect the performance of your computer.

Optimization rearranges file fragments into adjacent or contiguous clusters in the hard disk. It improves the computer performance by reading the files into the memory faster. Optimization also maximizes the usable free space on a disk by grouping most frequently used files and infrequently used files. In addition, it consolidates free space to avoid fragmenting newly added files.

You must turn on the Idle Time Optimizer option under Administrative Settings in the Settings window to optimize the boot volume during idle time. By default, this option is turned on.

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DOCID: v37816476_ns_retail_en_us
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 12/13/2016