Do I need to do anything to for maintenance maintenance of my late 2013 MBPr?

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  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68020

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    I have multiple user accounts on my late 2013 2.6/8/256 MBPr- 4 accounts to be exact.

    Is there anything I can do to kind of "clean out" the software to speed it up and make it running like new again?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If you're having performance issues, this may help:
    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. 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.
     
  3. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Ok great thanks!
     
  4. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    Decide if there are any apps you no longer use and drag them to the trash. That doesn't always remove everything though, so if you're brave when it comes to computers you can spotlight search for files related to those apps and trash them. I wouldn't recommend this if you're not confident with computers. You may accidentally delete an important system file.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can certainly do this to save some space, but it won't have any effect on performance, since only the apps that are running affect performance. Having apps installed only takes up drive space.

    The most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
     

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