Discussion in 'macOS' started by mazzy150, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. mazzy150 macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2006
    Hi,i have just moved from pc to mac and i want to know how to defrag a mac,apparently you have to downloaad third party software?if you know any that are free please can you let me know.
  2. jmmo20 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2006

    No need to defrag a mac manually,
    The OS does the defragmenting part on its own and without you noticing.
  3. quigleybc macrumors 68030


    Jun 17, 2005
    Beautiful Vancouver British Columbia, Canada

    Smarter Mac Heads will chime in here

    But, you don't need to defrag anything in OS X

    just restart your computer from time to time.

    and maybe run disc permissions

    welcome to the simplicty of OS X

  4. mazzy150 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2006
  5. Manzana macrumors 6502a


    Jul 19, 2004
    Orange County, CA
    great link by Mitthrawnuruodo

    and i'll just chime in and say that if you freq work with large files, my guess is any single file that is 1/2 gig or bigger apple themselves recommend that you defragment the drive ( i believe it's in that link )
  6. Timepass macrumors 65816

    Jan 4, 2005
    well it not need so much on a moddern system (yes including XP) defragging became so imporant on a windows system back when they where still running under fat 32 but since windows moved over to NTFS defragging has margen gains at best on any sysstem. Even windows does minor defragging with small files lik HFS+ but like the above poster state if you are working with large files a lot everyone recomends getting a 3rd party defragger including apple and all system need it.

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