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I have, I suspect, a very basic mac question

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funnypeculiar Sun 03-Aug-08 22:59:27

How do I defrag? My machine has been getting slowly slower, and I realise I've never actually defraged blush
Does it have a fancy mac name - can't find it (disc utilities looked scary, is that it?)


frogs Sun 03-Aug-08 23:03:47

Google 'defrag Mac'. There's a lively debate about this in techy forums. The consensus is you don't need to, but there are ways of doing it if you want to go ahead anyway.

Deleting stuff in Trash can speed things up, though.

BarcodeZebra Sun 03-Aug-08 23:07:55

Drefragging on a mac happens automatically any time you install new software or update anything.

If your mac is slowing down try reinstalling whichever version of OS you are running.

Should sort you out.

funnypeculiar Sun 03-Aug-08 23:11:07

Ha! I had this feeling i didn't think i had to (v unusual for me to be right about anything techie smile)

Have deleted trash recently - reinstalling OS sounds scary <incompetent wimp>

I'll take your word on the lively debate, frogs smile

funnypeculiar Sun 03-Aug-08 23:11:24

Thanks both, btw smile

frogs Sun 03-Aug-08 23:12:34

Yeah, well, lively is as lively does. They known how to party, those mac geeks.


BarcodeZebra Sun 03-Aug-08 23:14:37

Woo. And at one and the same time, Hoo.

funnypeculiar Sun 03-Aug-08 23:15:24

<bows out of mac par-tay>
I am not worthy

seeker Sun 03-Aug-08 23:26:45

Is your hard disc nearly full?

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