When start deduplication start after we enable it?

Samath 121 Reputation points


I just enable deduplication on my I: drive of Windows 2019 file server.


Do I need to start it manually or it will take 3 days after we enable it?

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  1. Reza-Ameri 16,861 Reputation points

    It will deduplicate files older than 3 days and it will run depend on your set sechdule.
    Take a look at:
    This does not mean it will run in three days but it look into files which are older than three days.

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  1. Limitless Technology 39,506 Reputation points


    Thanks for reaching out.
    After enabling Deduction you do not need do anything as Windows should take care of it.

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