defrag it...

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Natalia81, Oct 7, 2004.

  1. Natalia81
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    macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2004
    Is there a defrag utility (like you have in Windows) for Mac OS X? Is it even necessary to defrag your hard drive that's in the OS X format?
  2. rainman::|:|
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    macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2002
    OS X automatically defrags all files under 20 meg on-the-fly, and I believe it does larger files as part of a weekly or monthly cronjob.

    Let you computer stay awake all night, cronjobs run at like 2AM. Or get a utility like Macjanitor to run them manually...

    So no, don't worry about it.

  3. Natalia81
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    thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2004
    These there anyway you can modify the time in which they run? Do they slow up your system? Just wondering cuz there may be times I might be on around 2am...
  4. Darwin
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    macrumors 65816


    Jun 2, 2003
    round the corner
    I don't think the Defrag runs like the Maintaince jobs

    Its suppose to do it when you actually accessing the programs and using them often

    20MB shouldn't cause that much slow down anyways
  5. Sharewaredemon
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    macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2004
    Pitch forking mulch in Nova Scotia, Canada
    there is a way to get cron to run at different times, it was in a macworld sometime in the last year or so, alas i don't quite know where that article is.

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