In this tab you can change the program priority, the media type that is associated with a disk and other general options.
Descriptions of the options
|Show WinContig on top||If this option is selected, the main window of WinContig is always shown in front of all other windows. You can press CTRL+T in the main program window to toggle this option on and off.|
|Press ESC key to close WinContig||If this option is selected, you can close the main window of WinContig by pressing the ESC key.|
|Disable Solid State Drives (SSDs) detection||If this option is selected, WinContig will not try to identify the media type (HDD or SSD) that is associated with a disk, so every physical disks is always managed as a mechanical hard drive (HDD).|
|Prevent defragmentation of Solid State Drives (SSDs)||If this option is selected, WinContig will not defragment files and folders stored on Solid State Drives (SSDs). SSDs have no moving parts, so they are not affected by the physical limitations of mechanical hard drives, and see no performance benefit from traditional HDD defragmentation.|
|Stop VSS prior to defragmenting||The amount of changes made to a volume during the defragmentation process can cause Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) to generate extra shadow copies as VSS mistakes some defragmentation operations as file changes, tracking them. The amount of space that can be used for storing shadow copies is limited, and once it is full, the oldest shadow copies will be deleted. If this option is selected, WinContig will temporarily suspend the Volume Shadow Copy Service during the defragmentation process to prevent the growth of the VSS storage area.|
|Program priority||This option changes the priority class of WinContig.|
Disk media type detection
In this section you can manually override the automatic detection of the media type that is associated with a physical disk. For example, if a Solid State Drive (SSD) is incorrectly detected as a mechanical hard drive (HDD), here you can instruct WinContig that that particular disk is an SSD.
The volume list shows all the volumes currently detected in the system. Perform one of the following actions to manually specify the media type for a volume:
- Select a volume to mark it as an SSD.
- Deselect a volume to mark it as an HDD.
Descriptions of the columns in the volume list
The volume list has the following columns:
|Volume||Displays the label of the volume. If the volume has no label, the displayed name is the default volume label
(for example, Local Disk).
The checkbox next to the volume icon allows you to select or deselect the volume, in order to manually mark it as an SSD or an HDD.
The checkbox can have the following states:
|Media type||Displays the media type that is associated with the volume.|
|Detection||Displays the method used to detect the media type that is associated with the volume.|
|File system||Displays the file system of the volume.|
|Total size||Displays the capacity of the volume.|