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Discussion in 'macOS' started by irv55, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. irv55 macrumors newbie

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    can't access safari....got in through f8...box pops up w/something about not having itunes but instead of clicking ok...click in box & apple icon top right & recent items....get in safari but icons in dock r missing....downloaded cleanmymac but can't drag into applications
     
  2. Simplicated macrumors 65816

    Simplicated

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    First your ideas are very incoherent and I cannot understand what your problems are. If I understand correctly, it's something to do with OS X, not the forum.

    And by the way, CleanMyMac is utterly useless.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Have you tried restarting your computer? Are you logged in as an administrator?
    I would not recommend CleanMyMac, based on the number of complaints that have been posted in this forum and elsewhere. As an example: CleanMyMac cleaned too much. While you may not have experienced problems yet, enough people have that it's wise to avoid it, especially since there are free alternatives that have better reputations, such as Onyx.

    You don't need "cleaner" or "maintenance" apps to keep your Mac running well, and some of these apps can do more harm than good. Most only remove files/folders or unused languages or architectures, which does nothing more than free up some drive space, with the risk of deleting something important in the process.

    These apps will not make your Mac run faster or more efficiently, since having stuff stored on a drive does not impact performance, unless you're running out of drive space. In fact, deleting some caches can hurt performance, rather than help it, since more system resources are used and performance suffers while each cache is being rebuilt.

    Many of these tasks should only be done selectively to troubleshoot specific problems, not en masse as routine maintenance.

    Mac OS X does a good job of taking care of itself, without the need for 3rd party software. Among other things, it has its own maintenance scripts that run silently in the background on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, without user intervention.

     

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