Defragmentation

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  1. macbell10 macrumors newbie

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    I always used Diskeeper on my PC to defrag the HD and was wondering if their is an application to use on the IMAC or maybe it does not require to be defrag?
    Thanks in advance.
    Pete.
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    You do not defrag a mac. What you can do is download ONYX, which is free, to "clean up" your Mac.
     
  3. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Macs do not require frequent disk defragmentation, mostly because HFS Plus has a feature that does most of the work for you, behind the scenes. :D

    However, this feature of the file system does NOT defragment huge files (100 MB or larger, I believe), so if you have lots of these investing in a defragmenting program MAY be a wise choice. Also keep in mind that, if you clone the internal drive with CCC or SuperDuper, boot from the clone, then clone the clone back to the internal, as a side effect both drives will be completely defragmented.
     
  4. macbell10 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    If you want to Optimize, TechTool Pro is one utility that will do it.

    "You do not defrag a Mac" is a little misleading. I think the intent in that was to say it's not necessary. It can be done.
     

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