"ScheduledDefrag" Scheduled Task on Windows 7

Q

What is the scheduled task "\Microsoft\Windows\Defrag\ScheduledDefrag" on my Windows 7 computer?

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A

"\Microsoft\Windows\Defrag\ScheduledDefrag" is a scheduled task on Windows 7 system added as part of the Windows system.

You will see "\Microsoft\Windows\Defrag\ScheduledDefrag" listed on Task Scheduler with the following information:

Name: ScheduledDefrag
Location: \Microsoft\Windows\Defrag
Description: This task defragments the computers hard disk drives.
Actions: %windir%\system32\defrag.exe -c
Triggers: At 1:00 AM every Wednesday of every week...
History:
   ...
   Information 4:52:09 Task completed
   Information 4:52:09 Action completed
   Information 4:52:08 Task stopping due to switching to batteries
   Information 4:50:30 Action Started
   Information 4:50:30 Task Started
   ...

Program file information about "Defrag.exe":

File name: Defrag.exe
File path: C:\windows\System32\Defrag.exe
File size: 183296 bytes
Last modified time: 7/13/2009 9:39:02 PM
File description: Disk Defragmenter Module
File version: 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Company name: Microsoft Corp.

"Defrag.exe" is scheduled to run once every week to defragment hard disk.

It is recommended to disable "\Microsoft\Windows\Defrag\ScheduledDefrag" as a scheduled task. You can run the defragment program manually.

 

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