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    Disk Defragmenter with Bootcamp and Parallels?
    Hello All,

    Is it safe to tun MS Windows XP Pro "Disk Defragmenter"?

    I am running Windows on Bootcamp via Parallels.

    Thanks!

    T

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    ??? Personally, I wouldn't run that defragmenter on my HFS partition.

    Haven't heard of anyone trying it though either.

    You could give it a try and report back to let us know whether or not it messes up your OS X install.

    Probably make sure you have a good back up first.
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    LOL!

    That is what I am thinking too.

    Anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turboe View Post
    Hello All,

    Is it safe to tun MS Windows XP Pro "Disk Defragmenter"? I am running Windows on Bootcamp via Parallels. Thanks! T
    As long as you're using the XP Boot Camp partition as a virtual machine within Parallels, it's unnecessary to ever use the defrag tool and as bobtomay indicated, it could be dangerous. So don't do it.

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    OK - thanks! Glad I stopped by to get some expert input!

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