Can you help an OS X newbie?

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by solvalou, Aug 26, 2002.

  1. solvalou macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    Well, I love Jag. Can't believe I can get so much functionality for $69 (I'm a student).

    I moved up from OS 8.6:p as well.....

    Thing is, I was wondering about the cache. In an effort to free up more memory on my underpowered system, I am trying to keep my Mozilla cache empty as much of the time as possible. When searching for caches, I came across these:

    4216814500-3287421010.cache
    4177754149-1816876845.cache
    4186078569-1962723865.cache
    4166739769-1997753661.cache
    4192893702-0628780058.cache
    4150616791-0231865285.cache
    4221108119-2634593247.cache

    on the hard disk. There are hundreds of them, all around 12k or so.

    Anyone know if they sre important? Or can I wipe them?


    Thanks
     
  2. alex_ant macrumors 68020

    alex_ant

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    If those files are stored on your hard disk, they are not taking up RAM - only disk space. Mozilla uses two caches: memory and disk. You can adjust how much memory Mozilla uses for caching in its preferences (Mozilla -> Preferences -> Advanced -> Cache). You can also clear the memory and disk caches from there, which will delete those cache files you've found.

    Alex
     
  3. solvalou thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah,

    I know where Mozilla's cache is. It's stored in a folder.
    These weird cache things are separate, and I can't open any of them. They only 2 or 3 hundred k altogether.

    I would delete them if I was sure they weren't crucial to the OS.......
     
  4. LimeiBook86 macrumors 604

    LimeiBook86

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    well...

    If its less then a megabyte then I'd leave it, but I can see why you would want to delete them...:eek:
     

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