Keep your system running smooth (OSX 10.6)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by HunterD11, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. HunterD11 macrumors newbie

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    I'm not new to OSX but I do have a new MacBook Pro. Everything runs perfectly with all my tons of programs installed and clogging up my app folder :D I was just wandering how I should manage my system over time.

    Is there need to check file permissions every couple of months etc. Do I need to run Anti-Virus (probably not, and I WONT!!) do I need to keep checking my HDD? And how about defragmentation.

    Anyways I would like to know how Mac Geeks treat their system to keep it running. (besides to refrain from installing crap)

    Greetings
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    I basically check the HD with Disk Aid twice a year and clean out the caches every few months. Running Disk Aid to fix the permissions can't hurt. Mac OS X does not need to be defragged. The file system HFS+ does this automatically.
     
  4. HunterD11 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, so if I keep my permissions ok thats basically it.

    You just got to love :apple:
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    You may want to check the disk while you do the permission check.
     
  6. polotska macrumors 6502

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    No ongoing preventative maintenance is necessary for Mac OS X.
     

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