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Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by rmger, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. rmger macrumors member

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    Can you please explain why we need this directory. I understand that this is a kind of TMP directory.
    Can I clean it? What it can affect.

    Thanks.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If you don't understand what something is used for, it's best not to mess with it. You don't need to "clean" or "maintain" your Mac, as I stated in another thread you posted about .DS_Store files. OS X does that automatically.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Its part of OSX and to be honest, its where most people shouldn't worry about "cleaning up" For system folders, if you're not 1,000% sure of it is, then don't delete it.
     
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Way way too many people have removed files/directories that they think are "not needed" and wound up with a mess, ranging from apps not running to system not even booting. as GJ says, if you don't know..don't do it.
     

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