If you are having performance issues re: Web browsing

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by elgrecomac, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. elgrecomac macrumors 65816

    elgrecomac

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    #1
    I just got off the phone with an Apple Specialist because of some slowdown in web browsing that seemed to be getting progressively worse. The tech had me
    go the the primary LIBRARY folder on my mac HD and delete the following folders:

    1. CACHE
    2. STARTUPITEMS

    UPITEMS

    and then go into LIBRARY folder under my user ID and delete the following folder
    1. CACHE


    I then cleaned out the trashcan and restarted the computer. Web browsing is much faster now. He recommended doing this once a month if you do a lot of web browsing.

    Please note - you may get a warning upon restarting your browser regarding the missing cache folders and you just have the OS 'Fix' the problem ( which is one of the options).

    ;)
     
  2. mdee4 macrumors regular

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    #2
    When you say CACHE for the folder names, I only found the names CACHES. So do you mean to say Caches or did you mean cache? Because I only see folders named caches. I don't see any folders named cache in those areas.

    ex. Macintosh HD--> Library--> Caches
    ex.2 Macintosh HD--> Users--> (my name)--> Library--> Caches

    Are those two examples the correct locations?
     
  3. elgrecomac thread starter macrumors 65816

    elgrecomac

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    #3
    Cashes

    CASHES....sorry for the confusion.
    :rolleyes:
     
  4. Dale Cooper macrumors regular

    Dale Cooper

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    #4
    Isn't it enough to delete the CONTENTS of the folders?
     
  5. elgrecomac thread starter macrumors 65816

    elgrecomac

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    #5
    Probably...

    But I am just passing on what the specialist told me to do...
     

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