Is it safe to delete the System Caches?

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  1. Prof. macrumors 601

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  3. Prof. thread starter macrumors 601

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    If I delete them, I will clear up 700MB of disk space. :eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
  4. Kat King123 macrumors regular

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    caches are used to make your computer run faster when they are deleted they regenerate right after but if you do delete them everything will be slow for a bit until u get enough caches back so its not recommend you deleted them unless you have some problem:eek:
     
  5. core2duo macrumors member

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    I do it pretty regularly as part of my maintenance routine. Never had a problem.
     
  6. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

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    Mine is only 6.4mb. That's 6 month's of caching.

    My mac must think the crappy apps I use aren't worth disk space. :D
     
  7. Chase R macrumors 65816

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    Unless you're experiencing a problem, I wouldn't delete them. They are there for a reason.
     
  8. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    Bearing in mind that there are two Caches folders, and the one in User>Library is MUCH bigger than in MacintoshHD>Library.

    Mine is HUWUWUWUWUWUWUGE.
     

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  9. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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    Congratulations -- you're regularly defeating Mac OS X's caching system, thereby reducing your OS's performance. :D
     

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