>I just want to say that I don't know what Microsoft was thinking when they
> changed the defrag program. You can't specify a drive, the type of defrag
> (quick or intensive), or anything, or even view a progress bar. Anyone
> feel the same?
You can choose a particular volume by running defrag from an elevated
command prompt. You can also query the from there the extent of
fragmentation. There is no progress indicator however.
From and elevated command prompt do
defrag /? to see the various options.
This issue has been discussed in depth in one or more of the Vista
newsgroups. Do a Google Groups Advanced search on
microsoft.public.windows.vista.* searching for defrag. I believe some of
these discussions were in this newsgroup and in
If you want to see a graphical representation then use a 3rd party
defragmenter such as PerfectDisk or Diskeeper (others should offer up their
recommendations). Personally I don't think they are worth the money. Set
the Vista defrag to run once a week when the computer is not other wise
being used (that's the default setting) and don't worry about it. One less
manual task to occupy yourself with.
Rock [MS-MVP User/Shell]