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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Oct 30, 2010
    file system check
    is the file system check something i should be running consistently? I read on a site that i should do it at least once a month, and i read on another that i shouldnt do it at all. what exactly is it and can it do more bad than good if i dont need it?

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Sep 09, 2009
    Down Under :D
    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    I don't know what you've been reading.... but if there is nothing wrong, I don't know why whatever site you read it on said that!

    This is the information you need.
    Resolve startup issues and perform disk maintenance with Disk Utility and fsck

  3. #3
    If Apple wanted you to run fsck, they would have made a shiny button on the dock to do it for you.

    Ergo, they don't think you need to run it. And they're right.

    CAN you run if it you want to? Certainly. That's why Apple included it on the machine in the first place (actually, they didn't have much choice, but that's another story).

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Oct 30, 2010
    when would a person need to run fsck?

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