Mac Cleaner?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Jonknox, Aug 6, 2005.

  1. Jonknox macrumors member

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    is there a free aplication that will search and delete all unnescary files on your mac and all internet tracks and applications tracks like real player or quicktime?

    kinda like windows washer for the pc or ccleaner?
     
  2. HiRez macrumors 603

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    In Safari, you can check Private Browsing (Safari menu) to cover your tracks, other than that there are usually not many "unnecessary" files except for application preference files in ~/Library/Preferences, which are usually very small. What kind of files are you worried about specifically?
     
  3. Jonknox thread starter macrumors member

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    well im new to macs and it wierd swhiting from windows were there are always like 40000 unnesary files with every install i guess this is diffrent with a mac!
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, Macs are inherently clean. However, you may be interested in Cocktail or Onyx. I don't use or condone either though. :)
     
  5. HiRez macrumors 603

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    In OS X, most applications that you install include all their files inside them. Therefore, when you throw out an application, its accessory files go with it. If the application was installed with an installer, that may mean there are files "around" in other places on your disk, and in that case you should attempt to use an uninstaller, however the majority of applications are "packages" or "bundles". What looks to you like a single file with one icon is actually a special kind of folder that can contain any number and types of files. Right-click (or Control-click) on an application and select Show Package Contents and you will see what I mean.
     
  6. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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  8. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    I really like(d) Onyx, but ran in to major problems during an update (back in like 10.3.5 to.6. I ran Onyx and hung, and went in to about a two day ordeal to get back to normal. It may have been just coincidental, but I've not returned to Onyx since then. Have you had good results up through 10.3.9? How is it with Tiger?
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  9. devilot Moderator emeritus

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  10. greatdevourer macrumors 68000

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    Just tickabiboo

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