Is it okay to defrag Windows in Boot Camp?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ejdge, May 3, 2008.

  1. ejdge macrumors newbie

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    Is it safe to do so even if both Leopard and Windows partitions are on the same drive?
     
  2. mreg376 macrumors 6502a

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    Why not? It's only defraging the Windows partition.
     
  3. JNB macrumors 604

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    Yeah, it's fine, as--mentioned before--they're on separate partitions (or logical volumes, since we are a *nix-centric platform here ;)).

    Just make sure you do it while booted in Windows, not running it as a VM. I'm not entirely sure, but I don't think that it is advisable to defrag a VM bottle.
     
  4. pimentoLoaf macrumors 68000

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    I tried defrag inside VirtualPC years ago and it messed up the drive.

    Under Bootcamp you'd be working with a bunch of files on what appears to the OS to be a certain-sized drive; a VM grabs a chunk of disk space and Leopard thinks it's a very large data file or program.

    Not sure if defragging the entire MacOS partition would cause problems with the VM.
     

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