While saving a large file on Mac hard drive, the operating system searches for a single memory chunk that is greater than or equal to the size of the large file. If the OS does not find a suitable memory chunk, it logically breaks the file and saves them at different available locations. These files are known as fragmented files. After several instances of file creation and deletion, the hard drive gets heavily fragmented, resulting in the slow accessibility of data on the drive. In such cases, the Drive Defrag utility in Stellar Drive ToolBox
helps you in defragging the fragmented files or the entire Mac volume. How to Defrag Mac Volume, Using Stellar Drive Defrag:
=> Run Drive ToolBox 2.0 and click the icon Drive Defrag. Go to the main interface by clicking the 'Continue' button.Note: Drive Defrag shows 4 different algorithms, such as 'Defrag MetaData', 'Quick Defrag', 'Full Defrag' and 'Optimize'.
=> From the 'Select Source' section, select the volume that you want to defrag.
=> Click the 'Layout' tab. Choose the required algorithm from the 'Algorithm' drop down list and click the 'Start' button on the toolbar.
Defrag Meta-data: Defrags various meta-data files in the volume, such as Catalog, Extent Overflow, Allocation, Attribute Files etc.
Quick Defrag: Defrags only the fragmented files in the volume. The process is pretty quick.
Full Defrag: Defrags the entire selected drive or volume, including files, meta-data and unused space.
Optimize: A quicker and temporary defragmentation process by separating the data and the unused space of the volume.
A warning message pops up to take back-up of your important data, before proceeding. Click the 'Start' button to begin the defragmentation process. On successful completion of the process, a 'Process Completed' message is displayed.How to Defrag Selected Files, Using Stellar Drive Defrag:
=> Run Drive ToolBox 2.0 and click the Drive Defrag icon. Click 'Continue' to go to the main interface of the utility.
=> Under 'Select Source' section, select the volume from which you want to find out the fragmented files and defrag them.
=> Select the 'Files' tab. This will list all the fragmented files in the selected Mac volume.
=> From the section, 'File Name' select the files that you want to defrag.
=> Click the 'Defrag Files' icon on the tool bar. A warning message is displayed to take necessary backup, before proceeding further. Click the 'Start' button to initiate the defragmentation process.
=> On successful completion of the operation, a Process Completed message is displayed.