Swap Space on Mac

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by htorbov, Jul 17, 2014.

  1. htorbov macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2014

    I have Macbook Air with OS X 10.7.
    I just learned that OS X have Swap Space.

    Is it the same as on Linux?
    How to see how much is it and can I extend it, for let's say 16GB?

  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    There is swap space in OS X and it is managed dynamically by the OS as needed. I don't believe there is a way or really any point in trying to set it to a fixed size.

    You can see the swap file at the folder below. Just open Finder then click the Go menu then Go to Folder... then paste this path in.

  3. htorbov thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2014
    That's perfect, thanks alot! It's even better than Linux, since there you have to manually set a maximum swap. Now all I have to do is to buy SSD.

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