You heard me, you can check the box for the Win 9x Disk Defragmenter to optimize your program files but it won’t do it. You want to know how I know? Check this.
In the windows/applog directory you will find a file called “optlog.txt” (you may have to enable viewing of hidden directories and the such to see this)
Open up optlog.txt and what do you see? Why, tis a list of programs ineligible for optimization by disk defragmenter. This may only be a problem for me but I have over 100 prgrams in here. Granted, most of them don’t need optimization but there are programs here that I use every day that are being excluded. The reason listed is that that program hasn’t been used in x days. Too bad I’ve used almost every single one of those programs within x days and used them many a time. What gives with this? Why is disk defragmenter listing such inaccurate dates and keeping these programs from loading a few tenths of a second faster?