Defragging OSX?

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by blackpeter, Sep 11, 2002.

  1. blackpeter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2001
    How do you OSX guys defrag your system? Is there a native X app that will do this for me?
  2. Choppaface macrumors 65816

    Jan 22, 2002
    i use diskwarrior...seems to work fine. not OSX native, but still works booting into 9. you can try norton utilities, but I'm not sure if their proggie is jag compatible
  3. mmcneil macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2001
    San Diego, CA
    Alsoft Diskwarrior

    Alsoft was including a Unix defragger/optimizer with disk warrior.
  4. lou tsee macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2002
    but does it make sense after all?

    I don't dare try it on my productive system....

    any experience?

  5. FattyMembrane macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2002
    bat country
    i've looked around and there seem to be some defraging utilities for the unix variants, but i'm assuming that defragmentation is filesystem specific and that a hfs+ defrager would be needed to work on osx (is this correct?). it would make sense for apple (or me if i was not to lazy to learn how to program) to make a simple command line defrager (i'd write one myself, but all i gleaned from a "learn c in 21 days" book was how to make a prog that listed prime numbers, not very useful to anyone, which makes me wonder why they teach it to you...). making cocoa wrappers for darwin apps does not appear to be too difficult, and a program that ran the maintainence scripts, rebuilt the desktop, and ran the defragger could probably be hacked out in about an hour. better yet, apple could include it in diskutility.

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