iDefrag Alternative

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rcanpolat, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. rcanpolat macrumors member

    rcanpolat

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    looking for an alternative to idefrag for mac that can be put onto a bootable cd and defrag before osx starts up.

    idefrag is no use to me because to make a bootable cd it takes up 848mb's and i dont have a dvd burner on my mac.

    its not for fragmentation, just to move files because of a boot-camp partitioning error. i need it to move all used files to the start of the drive and i cant do it while running OSX because some files being used cannot be moved
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

    Consultant

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    You can boot from USB drive. 1Gb thumbdrive can be found really cheaply.
     
  3. rcanpolat thread starter macrumors member

    rcanpolat

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    thats no use to me because "cdmaker" the app which makes idefrag bootable only has an option to burn to dvd. nothing else, i cant save a .dmg, iso etc, only dvd.

    thats why i need another defrag application
     
  4. Consultant macrumors G5

    Consultant

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    Drive Genius
    Disk Warrior

    You can also restore your HD to anther HD, then restore it back.
     
  5. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    Yep, that'll boot and defrag to your heart's content. It's also a nice tool to have in the box for that day when things go kablooie.
     
  6. rcanpolat thread starter macrumors member

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    i also dont have an external hd large enough to hold my files. lol

    ill try the 2 applications and post back. cheers
     
  7. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    You might want to keep in mind that Disk Warrior does not actually defrag the disk- it only defrags the directory of the disk. No files are moved as they are in a true defrag. When a Disk Warrior run is complete the directory is contiguous, but not files on the disk.:(
     
  8. rcanpolat thread starter macrumors member

    rcanpolat

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    yea just tried disk warrior there. i couldn't get it to boot properly. when it booted from the disk it would cause the mac to restart.

    going to try drive genius now, fingers crossed
     

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