New to Mac. One question.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by patrickzander, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. patrickzander macrumors newbie

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    I've been on Windows for awhile, hated it. Loving OS X. A few questions though.

    You know on Windows they have things like Disk Defragmenter and what not. Now, does OS X have that or not? Or anything I can use to make sure no usless files are on the harddrive.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    You don't need to defrag your hard drive...it does it on the fly, moving blocks around to keep things neat. No intervention needed by you.

    Aren't Macs great? :D
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    If you want more details you could read this although it's probably more in depth that you really want.
     
  4. wasimyaqoob macrumors 6502a

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    Hey there, I've been using Windows for about 6 years now and i used to had having to defragment all the time, and doing spyware scans etc... but with Mac OS OX - There is no need for that :D
     
  5. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Yeah there's no need to defrag at all. Though I would recommend repairing permissions every so often. You can do this in Disk Utilities in the Utilities folder. It just keeps things clean after you've installed programs.
     
  6. FadeToBlack macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, repair permissions before and after a Software Update and when installing apps.
     
  7. law guy macrumors 6502a

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    I've never really paid much attention to repairing permissions. I've done it on occasion when I've had a glitch, but I'll take the advice here and put it on my to-do list given that I've just done the 10.4.4 update.
     

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