Microsoft to soon release a fix for Windows 10 Optimize Drives tool bug

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Microsoft to release an update for Windows 10 2004 users facing Optimize Drives tool flaw

If you are using Windows 10 PC/Laptop and If you have a hard drive that you’ve been using for a long time without disk defragmentation, you may have noticed performance steadily slowing down. This actually indicates that it’s time to perform a defrag on that drive. Over the years, improvements have been made to the Windows drive optimization tool. However, even when the operating system can accurately detect the type of storage and handle the defragmentation of files automatically, it’s not always optimal.

As you know the company launched Windows 10 2004 update back in May 2020, it was shipped with multiple errors and one of them broke Drive defrag tool. Earlier Windows 10 correctly reported the status of the drives, but with the May 2020 Update (version 2004), Microsoft broke the tool which leads the Drive Optimizer to fail to log the status and history of its scans.

A user who reported the issue mentioned that if he was opening the tool and checked its history, he noticed that it has some warnings that the drive is due for optimization. In addition, it was also known that  Windows 10 also optimized your SSD drives to often as it could not find the previous history.

With the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19042.487 (20H2) released a couple of days ago the company has tested the fix and it is expected that Microsoft may soon release and optional update as the patch for the Drive defrag tool flaw.

We fixed an issue that causes the Optimize Drives dialog to incorrectly report that previously optimized drives need to be optimized again.

Changelog of Preview Build 19042.487

However, if you don’t want to install the optional update which comes with the fix then you can also install the official September 2020 Windows 10 Tuesday Patch cycle update. For more news on tech and cybersecurity stay tuned on Android Rookies by following us on Google News

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