Something i have always meant to ask...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Caris, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. Caris macrumors 6502a

    Caris

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    #1
    You know when you delete a app off your Mac? Does it leave messy files deep in your computer like in Windows? like does OSX have a registry or something i should clean up? Also is repairing disk permissions the only sort of maintenance i need to do for my Mac?

    Thanks.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    #2
    Occasionally, the app will leave a few preference files and whatnot laying about, but they are *usually* small, and they don't take up any resources. And no, there is no registry to get all f'd up like it does in windows.
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #3
    Don't worry about doing maintenance. An app usually leaves a PLIST file in your Preferences folder but it's tiny and has absolutely no bearing on any other aspect of your system. They're safe to keep.
     

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