How to Defrag a MacBook

By Art Corvelay

Defragmenting a MacBook, also known as disk optimization, is a process that streamlines the locations of files and folders. This will help speed up your computer if it is running slow.

Things You'll Need

  • iDefrag software

Step 1

Download and install iDefrag. See Resources to download a free trial version.

Step 2

Open iDefrag and choose a volume by clicking the volume icon located a the top left-hand corner of the application.

Step 3

Choose an algorithm from the drop down menu. For the quickest defrag procedure, click "Quick (online)."

Step 4

Click the "Go" button to defrag your computer. The time it takes to defrag will vary depending on which algorithm you have chosen.

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