Hard Drive Maintenance (OSX-Panther)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by SAdProZ, Aug 31, 2005.

  1. SAdProZ macrumors 6502

    SAdProZ

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    #1
    I have the new powerbook, running 10.3.9 OSX.

    It started acting funny, and by that I mean I turned on the powerbook, 5 minutes later I opened a jpeg in photoshop cs, edited it a bit and hit save, then the hourglass ball thing started rotating for a few minutes and then all the desktop icons disappeared, folders closed, and the top finder menu bar went translucent.

    its working ok now, but it happened twice and i got to thinkin', what if i have to fragment my harddrive?

    Is there a harddrive utility I should not be without?
     
  2. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

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    No, not fragmentation. OSX defragments the drive automatically. For basic maintenance, I recommend running AppleJack about once a month. Fixes most of the problems that crop up in OSX and cause slowdowns and other weird issues.
     
  3. capone2 macrumors regular

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    Run Disk Utility.....

    "repair disk permissions" then re-boot
     
  4. Krazykrl macrumors member

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    Apple's 'Repair Disk' and 'Repair Disk permissions' from Disk Utility work great and that is what you would want to try first.

    For more major issues having a copy of Disk Warrior handy has saved me out of jams in the past.
     

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