Disk Defragment and Disk Cleanup?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by vancouveray, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. vancouveray macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys.

    I was wondering if the mac has such programs that works similar to window's disk defragement and windows cleanup?

    If there are, what's is the program called?

    Or are these programs even necessary for the mac?

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Defrag is not necessary for most users. OS X automatically defrags on the fly for filesizes under 20 MB. So unless you routinely work with large photo or video files, don't bother. Here is Apple's take on it.

    As for a "CleanUp!" type app, OS X has automatic scripts that take of this sort of thing. But they do it in the middle of the night, and if your computer is off or sleeping, it might not do it as frequently as it should. OnyX and Maintenance (both available here) are good programs to help with manual cleanup. MainMenu is another good one.
     
  3. killr_b macrumors 6502a

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