Anyone Use Safe Mode for Maintenance?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by sgmorr, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. sgmorr macrumors member

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    I have a 21.5 inch iMac and am running Snow Leopard. I am familiar with Safe Mode and I understand that it does a disk check and repair and also does some cache clearing during a startup process that allows the user to startup into a system where certain kernel extensions, etc, are disabled to allow for trouble shooting. Then the user can do a restart and end up back in normal mode.

    My question is whether starting up into Safe Mode could prove beneficial as some sort of routine maintenance? Just curious as to any thoughts on this.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    No real point. Routine maintenance can be done with any number of programs from a normal startup.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I've booted in safe mode maybe once or twice in the past 2 1/2 years, and that was just for grins. There's no need to do much of anything for your Mac to maintain itself properly. It's not Windows, after all! :D
     
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