No receipts folder on my mac.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Roofy., Jan 24, 2009.

  1. Roofy. macrumors 6502a

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    I noticed that on my mac there is no Receipt folder. I read an article earlier today that you need this folder to repair your disk for normal system maintenance. What's funny is I was able to repiar my disk, but after that I checked and saw I don't have that folder. I even used spotlight to look for it and couldn't find anything. What's going on???????? (I have 10.5.6 btw, not sure if that matters)
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Where are you looking, the root library directory (/Library/Receipts) or the user library (~/Library/Receipts)?

    There are a number of directories that aren't created until they're needed, so if yours is a new install you may not have one yet... I'm not sure how the receipts directory is handled.

    Spotlight doesn't index the libraries, so it won't help you.

    Is there a reason you're looking for it?
     
  3. Roofy. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    At first I was just looking into my user library. i see it now, its under the root. thanks. Im a little new to macs as you can see haha
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    What normal system maintenance is this article telling you to perform? Macs don't normally need "tuneups" to keep them running well. The utilities are just there to fix a problem if it appears.
     
  5. Roofy. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    it was an article in mac world, I can't find it for some reason right now. I had the computer since november and figured i'd check on it.

    Coincidentally today, My mac wouldnt get out of sleep mode. I pressed the keyboard a bunch of times, moved the mouse around, nothing. I had to turn of my power strip and just turn it on normally.
     
  6. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Hmm, that's a little troubling. Let us know if the problem recurs.
     

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