What is Custom Files Defragmenting and how do I perform it?

The Custom Files defragmentation feature lets you choose specific files to defragment.

You may choose to use this option if you do not want to defragment the entire volume but want to ensure that certain specific files perform most effectively with disk operations. Examples of such files may be any large files such as movies, CAD projects, virtual disk images, ISO images and the like.

To perform custom defragmentation

  1. In the Norton Utilities main window, select the Performance tab.

  2. In the Performance Home window, under Select your action, click Defragment Disks.

  3. In the Speed Disk window, select the Custom Files category from the left pane.

  4. Click Add to browse for and add specific files for defragmentation. After a file is added, it is displayed on the screen under File Names. The size of the file is displayed under File Size. Select and click Remove or Remove All if you need to modify your selection.

  5. Click Optimize to begin defragmentation.

    After the operation has completed, you are provided with a summary of results which includes:

    • Number of files processed.

    • Issues encountered.

    • Smart defragmentation status: On or Off.

  6. Click Continue to return to the Performance Home window or select any tab to view the features under that tab.

What is Defragmentation?

What happens during the defragmenting analysis?

What is the difference between Quick and Deep Defragmentation?

How do I defragment my hard drives?

What is Smart Defrag?

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DOCID: v83508796_norton_utilities_help_en_us
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 09/28/2015