Is it safe to remove these caches?

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  1. celticpride678

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    Safe to remove using Onyx? Thanks.
     
  2. Kyeris macrumors 6502

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    I don't think they would be there if it wasn't safe ;)
    OnyX does tell you to make sure your computer's backed up before you do anything, however every time I've deleted my caches in OnyX I haven't had any problems (I clean them a lot - I'm a freak about that).
     
  3. Stachelsk macrumors regular

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    You can remove practically any cache in the system and it will be rebuilt after reboot. I know for a fact that you can safely clear out ANY of the caches from within Onyx and have no odd side effects, if you reboot when it tells you to.
     
  4. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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    Yes, they're safe to remove -- but I wouldn't bother unless you have a specific reason for doing so.
     
  5. bearcatrp macrumors 68000

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    I use yasu to clean my caches and actually see a speed boost. What was previous posted, back up in case something goes south.
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Really? The point of caches is to speed up information acquisition, I would have expected any speed boost to only be a matter of perception. <shrug>
     
  7. bearcatrp macrumors 68000

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    I only do this about once a month to clean things up but after the first boot, i do see a speed boost. Try it yourself and see.
     
  8. celticpride678 thread starter Guest

    celticpride678

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    I did the cache cleaning in Onyx and I have to say that the system is running much faster and smoother now.
     

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