Does XP Portion of HD auto defrag when OS X is running?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by bbrosemer, Jun 6, 2006.

  1. bbrosemer macrumors 6502a

    bbrosemer

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    If there is anyone that has information whether or not the windows portion of a HD gets Defragged while OS X is running that owuld be greatly appreciated... :)
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Nope. OSXs auto-defrag only applies to altered files on mounted HFS+ partitions. Win XP uses NTFS so no auto-defrag.
     
  3. bbrosemer thread starter macrumors 6502a

    bbrosemer

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    But if I have the hard drive setup as fat 32 for windows so that OS X can recgonize will it auto defrag I know for the NTFS system that it won't.
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    As I already said OSX auto-defrag only works on HFS+ partitions that are mounted (and even then only on files that are changed or touched). FAT32 is not HFS+ so it won't auto-defragment.
     
  5. spacehog371 macrumors regular

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    only a few more days before I'm running windows myself... wish it would auto defrag though.
     

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