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phas3
Dec 25, 2008, 09:02 PM
what weekly and monthly maintenance should i be doing on my blackbook? programs etc?



Tallest Skil
Dec 25, 2008, 09:03 PM
Repair permissions after major installations...

I'm sure there's more...:D

cellocello
Dec 25, 2008, 09:50 PM
Repair permissions after major installations...

I'm sure there's more...:D

I see people bring this up a lot - is this really necessary? How can we tell if our machine needs some of this done?

aethelbert
Dec 25, 2008, 10:09 PM
I see people bring this up a lot - is this really necessary? How can we tell if our machine needs some of this done?
No, not so much. I used my old G4 yesterday running 10.1. I've never repaired permissions on that thing nor have I reinstalled the OS since I got it (after upgrading from cheetah) and it still runs as it did new.

urlostinmyworld
Dec 25, 2008, 10:26 PM
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amrk47
Dec 25, 2008, 11:02 PM
akon is right. If you treat your machine nicely and don't do hard shutdowns (holding the power button until the machine forces off) and force quits then you should not need to ever repair permissions. However it always does not work that way.


As for weekly and monthly maintenance, OSX by default runs daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance processes. Just keep up-to-date with all updates, avoid suspicious downloads, and treat your machine kindly.

Also consider the free utility, Onyx (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/11582) as the panacea for all your maintenance concerns.


i didnt know that

care to elab?

phas3
Dec 26, 2008, 10:52 AM
so this is what i did, i got mainmenu and onyx ran all scripts and did diskutlity and repair permissions, did i go about this wrong or am i on the spot?

Vulcan
Dec 26, 2008, 10:53 AM
so this is what i did, i got mainmenu and onyx ran all scripts and did diskutlity and repair permissions, did i go about this wrong or am i on the spot?

You're fine.