Hard Drive Maintenance (OSX-Panther)

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

  1. SAdProZ macrumors 6502


    Mar 19, 2005
    Washington, DC
    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

    Jul 16, 2002
    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

    Mar 29, 2005
    Run Disk Utility.....

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

    Jul 15, 2005
    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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