Weekly Maintenance

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Sweener88, May 15, 2006.

  1. Sweener88 macrumors 6502

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    Hi, im a new mac user and on windows every week i delete my history,temporary files etc. to clear disk space. is there something like this i should be doing on my mac?
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    It's not really necessary. Most of your programs should only hold to a certain amount of history (defined either by time or number of entries). That sort of stuff doesn't really take up much space.
     
  3. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    Some people will say repairing permissions or forcing some UNIX jobs that only run if your computer is on at night, but none of these nor anything else is necessary and there is likely no benefit to them either.

    So basically... nothing. Just enjoy using your computer.

    Then again, you could always update your virus definitions once a week or so... :D
     
  4. Dane D. macrumors 6502a

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    Just use it, Macs work, period. I check/repair permissions maybe once every couple of months and after installing a application. My Macs run 24/7 except for the 2 Performas. I re-boot them twice a week. Windows' ways are like a bad drug, you've got to flush that stuff out of your head. Its great you use a Mac, now you can enjoy your life because it won't be wasted on MS Windows BS.
     
  5. DannySmurf macrumors 6502a

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    There are some daily, weekly and monthly maintenance scripts that run at about 3AM if you leave your Mac on all night. If you don't, you should run them yourself:

    sudo periodic daily
    sudo periodic weekly
    sudo periodic monthly

    It's not really essential that they all be done on time, but doing them once in a while will give you a bit of a boost.
     
  6. exeterbohemian macrumors regular

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    there are various apps that you can run that will perform various system maintenances automatically.

    i use generally 'onyx'. it's a free download and quite easy to use. cleans browser cache, deletes temp files, repairs permissions, etc.
     
  7. inlimbo macrumors 6502

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    another one is called anacron. It runs all the jobs for you. I think it checks whether the tasks have been done in a specified time period and if they haven't it runs them.
     
  8. Sweener88 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    *sigh* why the heck does 90% of the population put up with windows....this is so much easier!:rolleyes: :eek:
     
  9. indigoflowAS macrumors 6502

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    Amen to that my friend. I blame corporate America, for people found themselves wanting the same exact computer that they had at work...i dunno:p
     

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