Simple but if help needed please?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by trippr, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. trippr macrumors member


    Sep 20, 2007
    Hi peeps..

    I'm very new to mac and am loving my first few weeks.

    I have tried searching on this forum as i normally do but cant seem to find what i need.

    All i need to know really is what sort of things will i need to run now and then to keep my mac running smooth

    Like the defrag on windows etc etc.. .

    Cheers in advance for your help.
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    The Mac OS provides the tools needed to keep itself running smoothly. The biggest bit of maintenance you can do is repairing permissions - this can be done from Disk Utility. Mac OS X handles defragmentation automatically, and it also auto-rotates its log files.

    Also, it's a good idea to periodically verify your hard disk. This can also be done from Disk Utility. If repairs need to be made, you'll have to boot from a different drive (such as your Mac OS X install disc) to make them.
  3. nigrunze macrumors regular

    Jul 28, 2007
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    It's actually quite simple to defrag.

    Here's what you do.

    Step 1) Nothing

    With the HFS+(Mac OS Extended) file system, files are automatically defragmented when they are accessed.

    Once in a while, you might wanna check your disk permission with Disk Utility. Verify Disk Permissions for Macintosh HD and if it says there are some problems, then Repair Disk Permissions. You can also Verify Disk after that. If it says there are errors, you'll need to restart the computer from the first Restore Disc that came with your computer. Hold Option upon bootup(before the :apple:) and insert the disc if you haven't already done so. Select Mac OSX Install Disc 1. After selecting the language, click Utilities in the Menu Bar and select Disk Utility. After that click Macintosh HD on the left sidebar and click (Verify Disk, although there's no point since you did that in OSX and found errors) Repair Disk.

    That's all there is to the simple stuff.
  4. trippr thread starter macrumors member


    Sep 20, 2007
    Thank you guys very much.

    Just what i was looking for.
  5. nownot macrumors regular

    Feb 25, 2007
    just thought id throw in my 2 cents. if you have large files on your hd and you want to do bootcamp then you might need to defrag like i had to, youll get a error about unable to move files or something like that. if your playing video back off of your hd and its lagging you might need to defrag. program i use idefrag. with that being said everyday normal use no need to defrag.

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