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Can't View Defrag Progress

  1. #1


    tmansc Guest

    Can't View Defrag Progress

    I can't find a way to view the progress of defragmenter in Vista RC1. Is
    there a way?

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    drw1304 Guest

    RE: Can't View Defrag Progress

    I too wish I could see the progress. It may sound weird but I miss watching
    it do something, you almost wonder if it is doing anything at all.





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  3. #3


    pippin Guest

    RE: Can't View Defrag Progress

    I think this is the biggest but report for Vista most are missing a GUI with
    defrag. in Vista - I like this not to watch the paint dry but to have some
    sort of visual to know what level has been reached plus see the finished
    result - sadly it is not there 3rd party software may win this bit of
    Vista.

    "drw1304" wrote:

    > I too wish I could see the progress. It may sound weird but I miss watching
    > it do something, you almost wonder if it is doing anything at all.
    >
    >
    >
    >


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    Robert Moir Guest

    Re: Can't View Defrag Progress

    drw1304 wrote:
    > I too wish I could see the progress. It may sound weird but I miss
    > watching it do something, you almost wonder if it is doing anything
    > at all.


    This might explain things
    http://blogs.technet.com/filecab/pages/440717.aspx

    turns out that progress meter that people liked to watch was actually
    meaningless and inaccurate.

    If you want to watch something move while a defrag takes place, I recommend
    putting on a movie and not obsessing over a low level disk operation that
    shouldn't need us to worry about it.


    --
    Robert Moir

    www.robertmoir.com



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  5. #5


    Spirefm Guest

    Re: Can't View Defrag Progress

    Yea, but I'm one of those guys that like to peer through a fence and watch
    workmen on a building site. Colin

    "Robert Moir" wrote:

    > drw1304 wrote:
    > > I too wish I could see the progress. It may sound weird but I miss
    > > watching it do something, you almost wonder if it is doing anything
    > > at all.

    >
    > This might explain things
    > http://blogs.technet.com/filecab/pages/440717.aspx
    >
    > turns out that progress meter that people liked to watch was actually
    > meaningless and inaccurate.
    >
    > If you want to watch something move while a defrag takes place, I recommend
    > putting on a movie and not obsessing over a low level disk operation that
    > shouldn't need us to worry about it.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Robert Moir
    >
    > www.robertmoir.com
    >
    >
    >


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  6. #6


    Andrew Guest

    RE: Can't View Defrag Progress

    I am trying AusLogics Disk Defrag program . It has graphics progress future,
    and it works in Vista. (I am using Vista RC1)

    "tmansc" wrote:

    > I can't find a way to view the progress of defragmenter in Vista RC1. Is
    > there a way?


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  7. #7


    Robert Moir Guest

    Re: Can't View Defrag Progress

    Spirefm wrote:
    > Yea, but I'm one of those guys that like to peer through a fence and
    > watch workmen on a building site. Colin


    Sure and it's your computer, so go for it. But with XP's defrag, it turns
    out that what you were watching through the hole in the fence was a film of
    the time the workmen were defragging a disk that was like your but slightly
    different.



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  8. #8


    Telstar Guest

    Re: Can't View Defrag Progress

    On Fri, 13 Oct 2006 16:11:01 -0700, tmansc
    <tmansc@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >I can't find a way to view the progress of defragmenter in Vista RC1. Is
    >there a way?


    "It's not a bug, it's a feature!"

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    Re: Can't View Defrag Progress

    Well weather it's accurate or not i would like to be able to see something. I understand that one wasn't right but with all the added things these days you would think they could make it right. or at least some kind of meter. I wouldn't mind trying a different program but it's annoying when they program is already on the computer and it doesn't do what we all want. They should make it to make people happy.

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