Housekeeping on MBA

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by BeeS4335, May 16, 2008.

  1. BeeS4335 macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2008
    I've just recently switched from MS to MacBook Air. Under Windows, I weekly performed housekeeping tasks - defragmentation, scandisk, deleting temporary files, checking Registry and so forth. What do I do with my new machine to keep it healthy? I do Repair Permissions weekly but that's about it. I'd like to hear others' views. Thank you.
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    you pretty much leave it up to OS X. no need for defragmentation as OS X does it on the fly for smaller files (for bigger video files you may need a defrag app but this is unessesary with a an MBA), there are no temporary files in OS X and no registry to bloat up as most of an application files are inside its package. one thing to look out for is OS X doesnt like to have a full HDD so leave at least 2GB free for the swap file.

    however if you do want to repair permissions or do maintenaince cleaning to fix some niggles that you have all in one app i recommend Onyx.

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