iMac Daily-Weekly-Monthly Maintenance?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Tim in Phoenix, May 14, 2011.

  1. Tim in Phoenix macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2010

    Is there an all-encompassing guide to things like Safari-empty cache (daily perhaps) or Repair Permissions, stuff like that? How often to do these, and what the routine does when performed?

    Some of us need a click-by-click procedure to follow for these chores that are second nature to the experts.

    Do I need CleanMyMac? Is there a risk in running defrag? The more I learn the less I know!

  2. aicul macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2007
    no cars, only boats
    there are already system cron jobs for that.

    if you leave your mac on they run at night time.

    onyx also provides a good maintenance possibility
  3. Jolly Giant macrumors 6502a

    Jolly Giant

    Sep 15, 2010
    Hamburg, Germany
    no !

    check out this post by GGJstudios.

    no need. Mac OS X is handling that.

    see Five Mac maintenance myths.
  4. sk8r1230 macrumors 6502


    Aug 3, 2010
    I use clean my Mac and it has always worked wonders for me! I remove many language files and universal binaries from downloaded applications and save myself a lot of space!
  5. smithrh macrumors 68020


    Feb 28, 2009
    That's not maintenance.
  6. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000


    Oct 26, 2003
    Cardiff, Wales
    I used to run software like Onyx which would run a load of maintenance scripts like clearing cache and mail downloads. Resetting fonts and repairing permissions. All that stuff.

    Pre 10.6 it felt like my macs were crying out for that kind of thing, but since Snow Leopard I can't say I've done it once. I haven't lost efficiency in any way and I don't get any of that "i'm tired" feel from my Macs any more.

    My advice would be to not bother. OS X is handling most of it any way. The rest? Well you should be using Private Mode any way ;)

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