How to prepare for best ML experience

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Reach9, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. macrumors 68020

    Reach9

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    Hey guys. I'm going from Lion to Mountain Lion like many of you, but I was wondering what i could do to clean up my MacBook Pro before making the jump to the new OS.
    Are there any tools (preferably free) that I can use to clean up my Mac? Maybe get rid of duplicates and chart out what my biggest files are? I still have about 100GB left in my hard drive, but i've been noticing my Mac acting pretty laggy recently.

    Any suggestions? Thanks.
     
  2. macrumors 68030

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    I use the simple and old
    http://www.omnigroup.com/products/omnidisksweeper/
    Free and does the job well, even for it's age. It's not fancy by any means.
     
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    Reach9

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    Thanks!

    Do you know why my Mac has been acting slow though?
    Do you think that not shutting it down often enough is a reason?
     
  4. macrumors 68030

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    Sorry, slow is too subjective to diagnose via a forum.
    Check Activity Monitor and see if any process is using the CPU excessively.
    Not shutting down often should not slow it down. But saying that a reboot can't hurt :)
     

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