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Defrag or not to Defrag that is the question.


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I have an imac G4 running Mac OSX Panther. I have read I do not need to defrag if I have journalling on. I plotted a graph using Disk Warrior and it said I was 38% fragmentated.

Should I defrag?

HELP! :confused: :confused:
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Well, as you know you do not need to defrag is if your drive is Mac OS Extended (Journaled). Judging on the fact that it says your drive is fragmented, I would venture to say it is not journaled....
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Apple's opinion is that there isn't much point to defragmenting
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=25668

(BTW, use the Disk Utility program in the Utilities folder to make sure that journalling is on for your disk.)

Unless you are actually experiencing a noticeable system slowdown, I wouldn't defragment just to make some number in Disk Warrior go down.
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Thanks for that link. I have been trying to explain why defraging is not needed.

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