My mac may be sick!! Is there a "defragment" ....

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by embalmess, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. embalmess macrumors member

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    Hey, I get pop-ups, sluggishness, and all kinds of icky slow stuff happening lately, any ideas on cleaning up without taking it in to a shop? I tried to browse the threads for this... any sites or quick tips? Thanks!
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  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    How much space are you using [and big is the HDD]? Do you have enough RAM?
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I'd check to see if pop-up block is enabled in your browser. Javascript can be nasty on some sites. You might want a faster hard drive if it's a laptop and more RAM never hurts.
     
  4. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Try downloading Onyx and run its maintenance tools such as cron scripts, clearing cache/history/temp files, emptying your trash. Some times just restarting your mac can go a long way

    If you want a defrag program try iDefrag even though defragging in OS X is mostly un-needed
     
  5. steve31 macrumors 6502a

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    Onyx or Cocktail will help. Sure it will speed it up.
    Option #2 Back up and install OSX its really quit and easy to install again and will bring you back to new conditions. Just make sure to back it up first!!!;)
     
  6. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    onyx ftw but journaled partitions running OS X usually don't have to be defragmented because, well in a way, they 'defragment' themselves by organizing the hard drive in a certain way.
     
  7. ceezy3000 macrumors 6502

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    theres this great app called drive genius, its what they use at the genius bar for the pro-care yealy tune up, i have it does everything defrags, repairs permissions, it has a featurecalled driveslim, it can benchtest, it can do everything, try the demo, also try onyx, another great app would be monolingual it gets rid of languages u dont want and processor architectures u dont use like powerpc or arm
     
  8. velvetelvis macrumors 6502

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    onyx worked pretty good for me. thanks for the suggestion.
     
  9. embalmess thread starter macrumors member

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    Tons and tons of free space, like 80 percent. I will try all your suggestions!! :p
     
  10. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I still feel that Maintenance and Onyx are baseless panacea.

    Almost up there with Repair Disk Permissions. :rolleyes:
     
  11. SHADO macrumors 6502a

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    I personally use Disk Warrior and Drive Genius 2 to de-frag the directory. I usually find a noticeable speed increase when I am done using them.
     
  12. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    +1 for both.
     

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