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could ony one enlighten me about fragmentation of the Mac system files. Do I have to defragment like in the Windows systems? If so, which prog do I use?

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defragmentation

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No you don't have to defrag Mac's. There is no program to defrag it.

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There is no Built-in program to defrag

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the Mac but, there are a number of other programs that will do it.

Defrag is not recommended by Apple. UNIX does its own defrag when you install software updates and things


"Optimizing the system" You'll see it when Software updates are installed


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good support article

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