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    Question Defrag or not to Defrag that is the question.
    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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    Member Since
    Dec 28, 2003
    Long Island, NY
    15" MacBook Pro & 23" ACD
    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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    Member Since
    Mar 30, 2004
    12" Apple PowerBook G4 (1.5GHz)
    Apple's opinion is that there isn't much point to defragmenting

    (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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    Dec 24, 2002
    Los Angeles, California
    2 x 3.0GHz Quad-Core, 6GB OS X 10.6.8 | 15in MacBook Pro 2.2GHz OS X 10.6.8 | 64GB iPad 2 WiFi
    Thanks for that link. I have been trying to explain why defraging is not needed.
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