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I need to optimize my Mac but there is no room to download a program. How to defrag a Mac?

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asked Nov 4, 2012 by cheryl anderson (220 points)
edited Nov 19, 2012 by Nadia B

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answered Nov 5, 2012 by Andrew Constandache (100,330 points)
edited Nov 19, 2012 by Nadia B

The operating system used on Macs is developed in such way that it eliminates the need for a defragmentation unlike in Windows environment. OS X is developed to write files in one go and because of that the defragment operation is eliminated from the discussion.

Also, if you want a solution for cleaning the space, unnecessary files, temporary files, installation data, etc, then you can use a program like CleanMyMac which carefully analyzes the drive and eliminates the files you don't need thus freeing up the space in a simple way.

commented Nov 5, 2012 by cheryl anderson (220 points)
when I try downloading any program I get an error messages saying 'there is not enuf room on my disk'..??
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answered May 15, 2013

No need to worry, this type of error comes when hdd get affected from infections or the spaces consumed by the duplicate or junk files. to get rid of it you need to defrag your mac machine. defraging your mac will improve your mac performance and make so many spaces(rooms) in hdd.
you will have to use a great utility tool such as, tidy up mac tool to defrag your mac.

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