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Kudos0

Using defrag I get : WARNING : Access Denied!

Using utilities 16 defrag on windows 10 I get messages: WARNING : Access Denied on several lines. It has take since 9:00 am this morning til 6:18 pm this evening to get through 57% of HD. I’m not sure it’s doing anything.

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Kudos0

Re: Using defrag I get : WARNING : Access Denied!

Hello K Dolan. Running defrag software no matter who makes it is not a good idea on Windows 10. It already has built in health checks which are more than likely conflicting with NU16. Use the Windows 10 defrag tool and see if you get the same results. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4026701/windows-defragment-your-windows-10-pc

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Kudos0

Re: Using defrag I get : WARNING : Access Denied!

The Access Denied lines may be for system files that current Windows versions deliberately fragment to improve load times.

As SoulAsylum suggests, just let Windows look after the optimization/defragmentation of your drives.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.

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