System considerably slower after large file transfer

Discussion in 'macOS' started by lieb39, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. lieb39 macrumors 6502


    Mar 17, 2005
    Melbourne, Australia
    Hello everyone,

    I copied a lot of information to my friend's mid-2010 MBP, about 80GB of data. Used iChat - transfer took about three hours but it got there.

    Before the transfer her laptop was very quick - didn't have much installed, plenty of free space. After the transfer, the laptop still have a lot of free space (>100GB) but is very slow. Before the laptop would take maybe 1 minute to boot up.. now it's over three. She experiences bouncing beach balls when loading applications as well.

    Suggestions? Maybe I need to defrag the laptop?

    Thanks all,
  2. Animalk macrumors 6502

    May 27, 2007
    Montreal Canada
    Open Activity Monitor and order the processes by CPU percentage. See if there is a process that is hogging your processor.

    Also with the arrival of 80GB worth of data, Spotlight will want to index it all so you can later search it later on.

    The operating system could also be performing some file system maintenance on the new arrival of files.

    good luck

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