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iMac - Defrag fo the IMAC?


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Is there a defrag for the IMac? Or any thing like it for the IMac?
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the operating system does it for you ! so not really.

if you want u can empty the junk etc out of the system by using onyx

http://www.titanium.free.fr/pgs/english.html

apart from that the computer takes care of it for you.
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Yup, what I have read is that Macs pretty much defrag at the file level on the fly. They do not scatter pieces of a file all over - instead, each file is usually rewritten to a fully consecutive set of blocks. Hence, individual files are pretty much never fragmented.

This works well until your disk is nearly at capacity, at which point, OS X may need to start going block by block. However, at this point, fragmentation of an individual file is the least of your worries - you need more disk, or free up of existing space, anyway.

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That's Apple rhetoric. Run any defrag program weekly and you'll see hundreds of fragged files, even if your drive is 90% free.
I suggest Disk Defrag by SpeedTools.

Whenever my system is running too slow and the HD is to blame, I do a defrag and it helps a lot. Like when I launch a program and I hear excessive HD access... sounds like it's brewing coffee...

1) Quit every program
2) Kill processes you don't need open
3) Run defrag
4) Restart
5) Enjoy

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