iDefrag 5

Defragmentation & Optimization for Mac OS X

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Support for this product will end on 31 March 2018. The product will continue to work after that point, and you will still be able to retrieve your licenses, but it is unlikely that there will be any further updates or bug fixes after that time.

Users running versions of macOS prior to Sierra (10.12), please see the compatibility chart to find the correct version for your system.

There are issues with macOS 10.13 High Sierra that affect some functionality.

If you have an SSD-based system and are running macOS 10.13, you will be using APFS, not HFS+; iDefrag does not support APFS.

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Why defragment?

If you use spinning disks, you’ll have noticed that over time it takes longer and longer to access your files, to start your applications and even to start your machine.

This is an unavoidable consequence of the way hard disks work. It can be made better or worse by the design of the filesystem (and, actually, in this respect your Mac’s filesystem, HFS+, is one of the best), but in the long run there’s really no way to avoid this effect.

The cause of this slow-down is fragmentation, and when it happens, you need iDefrag.

This problem largely does not affect SSDs — though they do still perform less well if files are fragmented, the difference is much smaller and for most SSD users it won’t be worth spending the time defragmenting.

Why iDefrag?

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N.B. iDefrag 5 supports Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite to macOS 10.12 Sierra. For older releases, please see here.

iDefrag does not support macOS 10.13 at present as Apple has not released any documentation for APFS.

Pre-release versions of Mac OS X are not officially supported. They may work, or they may not.