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25th March 2010, 11:01 AM
Hi all

I have been a Mac user now for just over 2 years and I am totally converted.

I have a question though...

Do I need to run any sort of "Spring Cleaning" type software like I use to on Windows to clean the registry.

I have noticed my machine may have slowed a little when doing certain things and wondered if this was the cause.


28th March 2010, 08:23 PM
Hmmm There is strange silence on this question!

28th March 2010, 09:20 PM

The Max OS runs its own maintenance on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. The only real problem is if your computer sleeps when it's set to run those scripts, then they don't get done.

You can probably run them via Terminal, but there's apps you can download instead. Onyx, Mac Janitor, Spring Cleaning, etc...

One thing to bear in mind - you bought your Mac 2 years ago... since then, Firefox and Safari, MS Office, etc etc, have had upgrades... no doubt making them "better", but also more complex and thus slower on your computer. So, things may not be as fast as you remember, but if you have run any updates on your software, then you should bear that in mind.

28th March 2010, 09:51 PM
I use Maintenance widget (http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/networking_security/maintenancewidget.html) to run the clean up scripts manually on my old iBook, 188 days without a reboot so far.

28th March 2010, 10:03 PM
I use YASU. (http://jimmitchell.org/yasu/)

The only problem I have with it is that it cleans out the Bookmarks Favicons from the place.sqlite file in the Firefox browser profile. The writer is working on a fix.

28th March 2010, 10:19 PM
Thanks Guys.

So is it fair to say then, that it might not be a bad idea to leave my Mac on overnight once in a while?