How To Schedule Disk Defragmenter To Run Automatically in Windows XP

Satheesh C B | Friday, December 21, 2007 | 0 comments

Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Scheduled Tasks > Add Scheduled Task > the Scheduled Task Wizard will appear, click Next.

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In the next screen, click the Browse button

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Go your C drive > WINDOWS folder > system32 folder > find the file named defrag.exe (NOT dfrg.msc) and double click it

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Pick a schedule. If you spend a lot of time with your computer and install/uninstall programs choose weekly, otherwise monthly should be fine. Click Next.

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Choose a time. Make sure the time doesn't conflict with any other tasks. Click Next.

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Verify your settings are correct.

Check the box next to Open advanced properties for this task when I click Finish.

Click Finish

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In the Run: box, at the end of the line that says C:\WINDOWS\system32\defrag.exe, type c: ensuring there is a space between .exe and c:

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Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Scheduled Tasks and make sure your task is there. Double click on it to make any changes.

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That's it!

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