defrag it...

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

  1. macrumors regular

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    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?
     
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    rainman::|:|

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    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.

    paul
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    These cronjobs...is 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...
     
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    Darwin

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    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
     
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    Sharewaredemon

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    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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