Mavericks Cleaner??

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by JoeRito, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. JoeRito macrumors 6502a

    JoeRito

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    #1
    Any suggestions for apps that run maintenance scripts and clean temp files and caches for OS X Mav's? Onyx was awesome but not yet updated for Mav's.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    You don't need "cleaner" or "maintenance" apps to keep your Mac running well, and some of these apps can do more harm than good. Most only remove files/folders or unused languages or architectures, which does nothing more than free up some drive space, with the risk of deleting something important in the process.
    These apps will not make your Mac run faster or more efficiently, since having stuff stored on a drive does not impact performance, unless you're running out of drive space. In fact, deleting some caches can hurt performance, rather than help it, since more system resources are used and performance suffers while each cache is being rebuilt.
    Many of these tasks should only be done selectively to troubleshoot specific problems, not en masse as routine maintenance. OS X does a good job of taking care of itself, without the need for 3rd party software. Among other things, it has its own maintenance scripts that run silently in the background on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, without user intervention.
     
  3. DrkStr macrumors newbie

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    I use CCleaner on both mac and pc.

    EDIT: You gotta be careful with what preferences you use, it looks like a lot of people rating it on the app store are losing some settings and preferences from using CCleaner without configuring it.
     
  4. astanuga macrumors newbie

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    Running Scripts

    I also use Onyx, and can't wait for the next iteration
     
  5. pastrychef macrumors 601

    pastrychef

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    The last time I did a clean in stall of OS X was when I transitioned to Intel based Macs back in 2006. To this day, I've never run any maintenance/cleaner app.
     

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