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    Need to defrag a USB drive
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaz cooke View Post
    My bad, should of clarified in the original post. but yes its a USB thumb/flash
    Thanks for clarifying.

    As Ashwin mentioned...typically not a great idea to defrag these sort of drives. But if this is the only way to get things to work...gotta do what ya gotta do.

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    Need to defrag a USB drive
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    I need to Defrag a USB drive but I cant find a tool for it and not sure if First Aid in Disk utility will do it.

    Just backup the contents, erase the flash drive and copy back the saved contents.

    Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper would work well or even use Disk Utility to create an image, erasae the flash drive and install the image back to the flash drive.

    The more I think about it the more I wonder why it would be so drastically important to defrag the data on a flash drive.
    Long Story Short I have a program on my USB drive and I need to defrag the drive so it will work in an old computer console, all videos on it use windows so need to see if there's a good/reliable tool for mac otherwise its the VirtualBox route.
    It really doesn't make any logical sense, but not my concern.

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