Defraging my laptop

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by crazycat, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. crazycat macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2005
    I download all my tv shows on my laptop and whenever i finish watching a few i move it to my MacPro. I have around 90G worth of movies/tv shows on my laptop, once i finish watching for example the daily show i would delete it but i would keep other tv shows.

    Do i need to defrag my laptop and if so how and how often? I am told that i have to do so only if i transfer lots of large files often.

    Thanks in advanced.
  2. techlover828 macrumors 68020


    Jun 28, 2007
    assuming your in mac os x, you don't need to defrag, mac automatically does it as you go.

    edit: there are some third party apps that defrag, I don't know if they actually do anything but theres one call iDefrag.
  3. chrono1081 macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
  4. crazycat thread starter macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2005
    Thats great to know, i am really amazed on what i learn everyday with my macs. I have been using macs now for over 5 years and i had no idea.
  5. VietlOtUs macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2008

    I received my first mac on Christmas and typically I don't defrag my computer but I feel the need to take of the Mac.... but I guess I don't have to worry about defragging. :D

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