What is the Disk Defragmenter (defragsvc) service?

An explanation of the Disk Defragmenter (defragsvc) service in Windows 7.

What does the Disk Defragmenter (defragsvc) service do?

The Disk Defragmenter (defragsvc) is responsible for defragmenting your computer’s hard drive.

Disk Defragmenter (defragsvc) service details

  • Service name: defragsvc
  • Description: Provides Disk Defragmentation Capabilities.
  • Path to executable: C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k defragsvc
  • Startup type: Manual

Does my computer need the Disk Defragmenter (defragsvc) service?

Your computer doesn’t need the defragsvc service.

Should I disable the Disk Defragmenter (defragsvc) service?

First off, I have to say that it’s best to leave service optimization up to Microsoft. With that said; I would leave the defragsvc service alone. It only runs when your computer defragments itself.

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