Windows 8 New Defrag GUI

Microsoft has redone the GUI for the defrag program. Many people were dissatisfied with the lack of information from the Vista/7 GUI, so the new one is a bit more involved, but still very simple. You can analyze the drive before “optimizing” it, and it tells you the status of the process as well.


Dustin is the Head Editor of MSTechPages and has been awarded the 2011 Microsoft Community Contributor award. He is in the process of finishing up a book about Windows 7 Tips and Tweaks. Also, a free ebook for Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts is available on this site, with more printable "cheat sheets" coming soon. You can also find him in the Microsoft Community forums (also as a Community Moderator), Tech Support Guy forums, HardForum, and The Windows Club forums, among several others.
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  • Gary

    Any ideas why when I click on Optimize nothing happens?  Same thing when I try to run defag from Administrator Tools?  It was working recently.

    Running W8 Pro x64 RTM (from Technet)

  • Gary

     Executing dfrgui.exe also does nothing.