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Discussion in 'macOS' started by ejdge, May 3, 2008.
Is it safe to do so even if both Leopard and Windows partitions are on the same drive?
Why not? It's only defraging the Windows partition.
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.
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.