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tolbiny
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Registered: ‎09-30-2008
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Will Optimizer Job automatically run in background?

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Hi All,

I renewed subscription for NIS a week ago and updated to NIS 2010. Everything works well. Under Norton Tasks, Background Jobs, there is a job called Optimizer. Is this job supposed to run automatically like all other background jobs?

Thanks,

Jerry

 

<<Edit: Subject edited for clarity>>

Message Edited by JerryM on 10-01-2009 12:01 PM
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mdturner
Posts: 5,308
Registered: ‎04-11-2008

Re: Optimizer

Yes it should if you have it set up to do so.

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dbrisendine
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Registered: ‎10-06-2008

Re: Optimizer

The Optimizer task will trigger during Idle time like any other background task but it will only run if your disk drive is above the defragmentation level; currently this is 10%.  If your disk is only 8% fragmented then the Optimizer will not run, for example.  It will only run when it can do you some good.
Win7 x32 SP1
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tolbiny
Posts: 31
Registered: ‎09-30-2008

Re: Optimizer

That explains why it hasn't run yet. Thanks.
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drshlomo
Posts: 950
Registered: ‎05-10-2009

Re: Optimizer

:smileyhappy:

 

tolbiny Hi,

 

In my experience, it analyses the "C" disc; I have other discs and partitions on my computer which are not analised. 

 

drshlomo.

dbrisendine
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Re: Optimizer

drshlomo -

 

If you are running XP, then the Optimizer will only defrag the boot disk (C:\Windows actually).  This is MS design not a Norton design.

Win7 x32 SP1
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drshlomo
Posts: 950
Registered: ‎05-10-2009

Re: Optimizer

 :smileyhappy:

 

dbrisendine Hi,

 

Thanks for letting me know.

 

Actually, I mainly use Windows 7 but presumably the same applies, but anyway my main concern is to keep the boot disk as defragmented as possible, so all is well.

 

Cheers,

 

drshlomo.