Used Cleanapp And Deleted All The Cache On My Macbook Air, Will I Be Okay?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by born2win413, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. born2win413 macrumors member


    May 17, 2008
    I downloaded CleanApp and deleted all of the cache on my MBA, I checked all the boxes on the Cache part and then emptied my trash can, but 3 files would not get emptied because it says that its being used so I rebooted and then deleted those 3 files completely...

    Now my paranoia might have gotten the best of me. I wonder if I made the right choice by deleting all of the caches on the computer...even the os x caches?

    Someone please help me, should i reinstall Leopard? I'm afraid that I might delete a cache or more that was important to my MBA, I just wanted it to be faster. Is it alright that I did this? Did I made the right decision? Please help, thanks.
  2. Elven macrumors 6502a


    May 13, 2008
    You will be fine, by deleting the font cache your CS3,GIMP etc may take a little longer to start up :) that is all.
  3. Les Kern macrumors 68040

    Les Kern

    Apr 26, 2002
    Probably not, and no we can't help you if you keep making decisions like the one you made to run an app "for the heck of it", or the one to reboot to delete a file of which you had no idea of its purpose. In the tech world we call folks like you "bat-s**t crazy". But I am TRYING to be helpful here, really I am. The lesson learned? DON'T use things like "Clean Sweep" or other apps like that, and make sure you have backups before you do any systemic changes. You will have a long and rich computer life if you do.
    A nice 200GB external Firewire drive is about 150 bucks. Carbon Copy Cloner is free.
  4. eddy64 macrumors regular

    Feb 5, 2008
    What a player hater
  5. YouArentJ macrumors member


    Mar 25, 2008
    I just used IceClean and OnyX last night - boosted my startup time by about 15 - 20 seconds =)

    The next couple of times you restart your mac, you should see some increased startup times. You did fine.
  6. Max Your Macs macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2008
    Daytona Beach, FL
    Just had to respond to this... As owner of a prominent Apple consulting company here in central Florida, I can say with absolute certainty that not everyone in the 'tech world' is this disrespectful or condescending to their clients or other users. We have all tried and explored many utilities and applications - sometimes with bad results and other times very good results - but to put such an unflattering label on another person is simply unnecessary. There are quite apparent differences in professionalism out there, but a poster with this candor should not influence the stereotype of tech consultants so negatively as the industry has enough of a black-eye from similar attitude.

    To the OP, you will likely be fine with your utility run. We usually recommend sticking with the more tried-and-true products but that isn't to say there isn't a great number of other tools out there. Best advice is to research anything you are unfamiliar with first, ask questions in forums such as this, then decide if it is something you really do need.
  7. dcubed20 macrumors member

    Jan 21, 2008
    how's the view up there from your high horse?

    agree with the research beforehand, a few minutes on google usually prevent hours of problems afterward
  8. tomegun macrumors 6502


    Sep 29, 2007
    Las Vegas
    Actually, I think you have things twisted around. I don't think this poster was trying to be on a high horse. I think the poster was trying to say there are ways to talk to people and the way Les Kern talked wasn't necessary at all. The poster was also correct about some of the attitude in the computer industry. Some people in the industry want to talk down to people and I think it primarily has to do with keeping them coming back for help = $$$.
  9. Max Your Macs macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2008
    Daytona Beach, FL
    Exactly, tomegun. No intention of being on a "high horse" at all. I am just pointing out that there is no need in calling people names simply because they don't have the information or experience they need to try and resolve any given issue. This kind of attitude will only make them less likely to ask questions by alienation which could result in them making mistakes that possibly could have been prevented in the first place if we, as tech professionals, not act like we are superior and condescending. Anyone with experience in the 'tech world' knows full well what the layman's view of the industry is and we should be trying to be more helpful rather than using lowly terms to describe others simply asking for help. None of us knows everything and we all have questions at times.
  10. majordude macrumors 68020


    Apr 28, 2007
    I really don't understand this "Koom-by-ya" attitude that sprung up from the "Generation-X". My generation tells it like it is. It's foolish to run utilities like this if you don't have backups, limit your risks and ask questions like the OP did PRIOR to running this piece of software. This is a popular forum... it would have only set the OP back by 10 minutes.

    And speak for yourself. I know everything. (Just ask.)

    Indeed, I was only wrong once in my life... and that was the one time I thought I was wrong. ;)

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