Can you help an OS X newbie?

solvalou

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 23, 2002
19
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Hi all,

Well, I love Jag. Can't believe I can get so much functionality for $69 (I'm a student).

I moved up from OS 8.6:p as well.....

Thing is, I was wondering about the cache. In an effort to free up more memory on my underpowered system, I am trying to keep my Mozilla cache empty as much of the time as possible. When searching for caches, I came across these:

4216814500-3287421010.cache
4177754149-1816876845.cache
4186078569-1962723865.cache
4166739769-1997753661.cache
4192893702-0628780058.cache
4150616791-0231865285.cache
4221108119-2634593247.cache

on the hard disk. There are hundreds of them, all around 12k or so.

Anyone know if they sre important? Or can I wipe them?


Thanks
 

alex_ant

macrumors 68020
Feb 5, 2002
2,473
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All up in your bidness
If those files are stored on your hard disk, they are not taking up RAM - only disk space. Mozilla uses two caches: memory and disk. You can adjust how much memory Mozilla uses for caching in its preferences (Mozilla -> Preferences -> Advanced -> Cache). You can also clear the memory and disk caches from there, which will delete those cache files you've found.

Alex
 

solvalou

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 23, 2002
19
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Yeah,

I know where Mozilla's cache is. It's stored in a folder.
These weird cache things are separate, and I can't open any of them. They only 2 or 3 hundred k altogether.

I would delete them if I was sure they weren't crucial to the OS.......