Routine Maintenance

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by RaceJunkie, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. RaceJunkie macrumors regular

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    Being a PC user for several years, I can't help but ask. What if any routine maintenance needs to be run on a Mac? And are there any good sw programs out there that does this?
     
  2. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Alot people use the terminal to repair permissions or run maintenance scipts ,some use the disk utility to repair
    permissions me,i use either OnyX or MainMenu
     
  3. savanahrose macrumors 6502a

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    Neil do these make it any easier or faster to do the maintenance on my mac?
     
  4. soccersquirt82 macrumors 6502

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    If you take it into the Genius Bar for a "yearly tune-up," they will clean up everything (defragment) which will make it go faster. I think the people at Apple use DiskWarrior which you can purchase for $99. Once Apple did this, my computer went much faster.
     
  5. scooterguitar macrumors regular

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    We can't just defrag like on a PC?
    I'm new and some things are way different.
     
  6. savanahrose macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think you can defrag a mac just like on a windows computer. I have never done that. I have repaired permissions, cleared cache, history but that is about it. I haven't ever really had any need to defrag after I did the above. Welcome to the world of macs. It is alot easier than windows. Trust me on this. I have had mine for over a year and have never regretted it. My only regret is having to use windows at work.:rolleyes:
     

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