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Kudos0

turn off disk optimization

How can I turn off disk optimization? Norton is defragmenting my SSDs (not recommended) and I don't want it to manage my HDDs. I can't see an option to turn it off

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Kudos0

Re: turn off disk optimization

Please review >
Disk Optimization defragments SSD drive on my Windows computer.
https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/norton-security/current/solutions/v95982396

Disable 'Disk Optimization' under Task Scheduling and disable 'Idle Time Optimizer' under Administrative Settings.
1) Settings > Task Scheduling > uncheck Disk Optimization > Apply.
2) Settings > Administrative Settings > Idle Time Optimizer > Off > Apply.  

https://community.norton.com/en/comment/6589451

https://community.norton.com/en/comment/6589601

Kudos0

Re: turn off disk optimization

Thanks for posting this solution, including telling the idle time optimization to be turned off (that was not immediately obvious).  Unfortunately for me, Norton has somehow already optimized my 5 year old SSD in Windows 7.  Whether for this or other reasons, I have had two Blue Screens of death in the past few days.

While I definitely cannot attribute the crashes to Norton's optimization with certainty (and am not technically proficient, and there are other things that may have happened, such as a tech department that may have wrongly optimized or defragged) I do want to suggest that it would have been nice if Norton had built in from the start  that their products detect SSDs in Windows 7 and are either unable or strongly unwilling to begin disk optimization in the event of detecting Windows 7.  For many years I've successfully been on guard against Norton or Windows itself messing with my SSD health via defrag/optimization but unfortunately recently it looked like one or more defrag/optimizations slipped through my being on guard.

Kudos0

Re: turn off disk optimization

Off doesn't mean OFF until Background is set to No

?

Kudos0

Re: turn off disk optimization

Off doesn't mean OFF until Background is set to No

Configure: Destination screen 

For further reading:

https://community.norton.com/en/forums/norton-security-2-bugs#comment-71...

Kudos0

Re: turn off disk optimization

Doesn't show as running in Background Tasks, but shows Optimizer as run in History.  Have all of the suggested settings turned off- OK, but with Task Scheduling set to Manual, no Automatic Tasks selected, and Disc Optimization turned off, Idle Time Optimizer Off, any action like LIve Update seems to trigger the Optimization to run- had not happened in the past.

Made the mistake of running Disc Optimizer in Norton a few days ago, and now it won't quit.  No SSD, just a standard HD.

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