Freeing up hard drive space

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by storkie11, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. storkie11 macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2009
    I've had my 1st MBP for a few months now, have used it for a lot of home video, and would like to transfer this to an external hard drive, after which I might delete it from my MBP hard drive to free up more space. Does this sound like a reasonable way to keep open space on my MBP? Do I need to ever "defrag" this MBP like we've had to in the past for our old PC's? I'm still learning, but LOVE my MBP!!!! Thanks...
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I would save the home videos on an external and probably back up that external.

    I would also recommend running monolingual, READ the instructions first. Uninstall unnecessary language packs.

    Finally, Macs do not need to be "defragged".
  3. arjen92 macrumors 65816


    Sep 9, 2008
    Below sea level
    HFS (the way your hard drive is partitioned, so it's not the windows NTFS) defrags automatically.

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