Is it okay to defrag Windows in Boot Camp?

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

  1. ejdge macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2007
    Is it safe to do so even if both Leopard and Windows partitions are on the same drive?
  2. mreg376 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 23, 2008
    Brooklyn, NY
    Why not? It's only defraging the Windows partition.
  3. JNB macrumors 604


    Oct 7, 2004
    In a Hell predominately of my own making
    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


    Dec 30, 2001
    The SimCity Deli
    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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