Maintenance to keep my Mac running smoothly

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by elhammond, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. elhammond macrumors newbie

    elhammond

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    #1
    Just wondering if there are any ways/steps to keep my Mac running smoothly. Is there any software I should look into getting?

    Thanks,
    E
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

    psychofreak

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    Every once in a while open Disk Utility, and click on repair disk permissions...
     
  3. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

    SilentPanda

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    #3
    Don't do anything.

    You can repair your permissions via disk utility but odds are you really never have to do that. If something stops working this is a good first step but to do it "just because" is kind of silly.

    OS X defragments itself as needed so no need to do that.

    As long as you leave your Mac on and it doesn't go to sleep it automatically runs all the necessary maintenance in the background.

    If you want it to run smoothly, just let it be.
     
  4. epochblue macrumors 68000

    epochblue

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    #4
    I agree with SilentPanda, but if you must do some maintenance on it I'd recommend checking out a program called OnyX. I use it and have never had any problems with it.

    OnyX can be found here: http://www.titanium.free.fr/
     

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