Second hard drive not visible in win defrager

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May 22, 2018 at 18:52:35
Specs: Windows 10, 2.394 GHz / 6143 MB
I have a second hard drive a 1tb hitachi. I can access the drive and all files in all five partitions through explorer (my computer icon). First drive is C:\ and D:\ and is visible in defrag. Second is E:\ , F:\ , G:\ , H:\ , and I:\ not visible in defrag. I am stumped. In Disk management all drives are properly labeled. This is not new it has been set up like this for many years. After a recent windows update I went in to do some house cleaning if you will and no joy. EDIT:: I have downloaded Auslogics Disk Defragger and it sees all drives and partitions.

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#1
May 22, 2018 at 22:17:00
You know W10 does defrag automatically?
Open defrag ( optimize drives )
Click on > Change Settings > Drives & make sure all drives are selected.

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#2
May 22, 2018 at 22:23:42
Yes I do but the only drives I can select are C:\ and D:\ as they are the only ones available in the list.

The options I have are
__ Select All
__ C:\
__ D:\
__ System Reserved

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#3
May 22, 2018 at 22:28:08
Make sure they are not hidden.

How to Show Hidden Files, Folders, and Drives in Windows 10
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...


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#4
May 22, 2018 at 22:30:55
"The options I have are"
You know SSD drives do not need defraging?

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#5
May 22, 2018 at 22:43:19
All drives are seen in explorer. I can click on computer and see all seven partitions 2 on one drive 5 on drive two. I can access all partitions and perform whatever operations I choose except if I choose to optimize the drive or partition windows defragger or optimizer pops up with only C:\ and D:\. So if I want to optimize any of the partitions on my second drive I have to use something other than windows defrag.

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#6
May 22, 2018 at 22:44:22
I have no solid state drives. That is a future endeavor.

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#7
May 22, 2018 at 22:48:57
Opp's, I missed they were partitions, I gave up using partitions 10 years ago, more trouble than they are worth.
You will probably have to wait until MS bring out a fix in their next update.

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#8
May 22, 2018 at 23:25:22
Or just use third-party defragger - - no big deal.

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#9
May 23, 2018 at 00:04:40
Have a look at this article to see if anything helps: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials...

First step, if you have not already done so, would be to run "chkdsk" on the missing drives.


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#10
May 23, 2018 at 14:01:58
"chkdsk" has been run on both physical drives (all seven) partitions. No errors found. These partitions were created in early 2007. From time to time I move data from each partition and format it then bring the data back and optimize. I have had no issues with any partitions until now. I am now using a third party defragger with no issues.

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#11
May 23, 2018 at 14:04:56
When I try to optimize let's say my E:\ drive by going through drive properties the optimizer comes up but only C:\ and D:\ are available.

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#12
May 23, 2018 at 14:11:19
Try Defraggler. Pay close attention during the installation & make sure no bundled software gets installed, or use the portable version: https://www.ccleaner.com/defraggler...

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