October 2009

HFS+ and File System Fragmentation

A common question asked by Mac users is: Does my HFS+ file system get fragmented and what should I do about it?  This question is most often asked by those who have experience with the Windows operating system, where defragmentation tools are readily available, visible to the user, and frequently recommended (at least historically).  Apple does not generally recommend defragmentation for HFS+, but let’s…