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Does Symantec Endpoint Encryption - Full Disk (SEE-FD) support third party Defrag (Defragmentation) programs?

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Article ID: 151419

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Endpoint Encryption

Issue/Introduction

Are there any limitations to the use of a defrag program?

Resolution

SEE-FD supports the use of Defrag programs run under Windows. This means that if software is being run while a user is logged into Windows, there should be no ill effects to the operation or functionality of SEE-FD software.

"Pre-Windows" or "Boot Time" defrag programs are not supported. These are extra features within some defrag programs. Disable any "boot-defrag" processes that are in place before encrypting the machine.

WARNING: The use of a "boot-time" defrag utility may lead to encryption operating system corruption which will render the system unbootable.