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    Question defragging
    at the risk of being laughed out of the fourm does osx require defreagging or is it part of the behind the scenes housekeeping? also if i ethernet my ibook in to a friends xp notebook will we need any software to transfer the files?
    thanks in advance Dan

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    you don't need to defrag if your HDD is Mac OS X extended format.
    you will need some sort of a ethernet switch to connect to the PC. no software needed.

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    ethernet switch? a router?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexter1912
    ethernet switch? a router?
    You would require a Switch or Hub to plug in both Laptops.

    You can also get a cross over ethernet cable and connect directly. However both will require an IP address in the same subnet in order to talk to each other.

    Then if you are just transfering files make sure you have sharing enabled on either laptop and you should be able to mount the other notebooks drive and transfer files.

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    Log off all apps Then cron tasks 1. Close all apps 2. Open Terminal (/Applications/Utilities).
    2. Type: sudo sh /etc/daily
    Note: Typing "daily" runs tasks normally scheduled for a daily interval. Type "monthly" or "weekly" in place of "daily" to runs tasks scheduled for those intervals.
    3. Press Return.
    4. Enter your Admin password when prompted, then press Return.
    5. Quit Terminal when the task is complete. weekly tasks usually require a longer time to run than monthly or daily.
    Also: repair permissions. After every software update, and about every 2 weeks: close all apps and log totally off. Log on, go in Finder, Applications. Utilities, Disk Utility. After the message -getting disk information- select volume (below the hard drive name -upper left corner). Just highlight it. Now look to the lower two things are there near the middle, verify permissions, repair permissions. Click repair permissions The journaled file system does all other defragging on logout

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