Optimize your permanent disks manually

Optimizing your computer's permanent disks can improve performance and reliability. Norton automatically checks your permanent disks for fragmentation and optimizes them if they are more than 10 percent fragmented. You can always check the latest reports to see if optimization is necessary.

You can run Disk optimization only when disk has more than 15 percent of free space.

Some programs, such as movie-editing programs or programs that require large amounts of disk space, can work more efficiently if your disks are optimized. If you prefer not to wait until Norton performs the automatic optimization, you can optimize your disks manually.

During the disk optimization process, solid-state drives (SSD) are defragmented only in Windows 8 or later operating systems.

Optimize your permanent disks manually

  1. In the Norton main window, double-click Performance, and then click Optimize Disk.

  2. When the activity is complete, click Close.

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DOCID: v6958039_ns_retail_en_us
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 12/13/2016