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HT1147 Do I need to defrag a Mac?

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Do I need to defrag an iMac?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (234,310 points)
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    Jun 25, 2012 4:28 PM (in response to TedJ34)




  • allensood Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Jul 19, 2012 3:22 AM (in response to TedJ34)

    if you have a large number of files taking longer time to read/write, regularly creating a lot of files like photo editing files (making them smaller and then larger again in size).Fragmented Files can slow down your applications and longer system startup launch.


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    If your disks are almost full, and you often modify or create large files (such as editing video, but see the Tip below if you use iMovie and Mac OS X 10.3), there's a chance the disks could be fragmented. In this case, you might benefit from defragmentation, which can be performed with some third-party disk utilities.


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