Regular iMac Maintenance

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  1. robmeurer macrumors newbie

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    Can anyone either tell me, or lead me to a web page, about the things to do for regular home maintenance of my Intel iMac? I know there are actions to take, but besides running the permissions with Disc Utility I can never remember what they are. Thank you so much!
     
  2. hughvane macrumors 6502

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  3. BennyK macrumors 6502

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  4. blubox macrumors member

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    Which one is better/more popular/more useful?

    Thank you.
     
  5. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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  6. Lord Zedd macrumors 6502a

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    If you keep your computer on 24/7 then none of them are needed, OS X automatically does all of that on its own at 3:15 A.M. everyday, 4:30 A.M. on Saturdays, and 5:30 A.M. on the first day of each month (in your local time zone).

    If the computer regularly sleeps or is shutdown, it is possible that the scripts will never run. Using a program like Onyx once a week will make up for it.
     
  7. covertsurfer macrumors 6502a

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    Instead of installing Oynx is it possible to run the OS X maintenance scripts manually?
     
  8. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    i would love to know that
     
  9. Thessman macrumors regular

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    sudo periodic daily at the terminal will do the daily maintenance task,
    then repeat with weekly and monthly instead of daily.
     
  10. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    I wonder how many people leave their computer on (not even in sleep) 24 hours a day? Isn't that wasting power? If not, what's the point of sleep?
     
  11. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    servers
     

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