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  • Tenogyi
    Posts: 63
    Joined: May 31st, 2007, 01:26
    Cleaning the Hard Drive
    What is a good method, or program, to clean a mac hard drive(s): get rid of no longer used programs, files, defragment, etc.? Thanks, SG.
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  • Rounik Admin
    Posts: 8713
    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006, 08:13
    Re: Cleaning the Hard Drive
    Hi SG In theory OSX does not need to be defraged as it performs this automatically. Have you used Disk Utility to perform a Repair Permissions? Details on how to do this and some other good tips can be found here: [url]http://www.macprovideo.com/forum/general/general-general&id=13874[/url] :) Rounik p.s. getting rid of unused applications... most of the time, depending on the app, delete the application form the Applications folder is enough. You can also explore the User/Library/Application Support folder too for related files.
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  • Tenogyi
    Posts: 63
    Joined: May 31st, 2007, 01:26
    Re: Cleaning the Hard Drive
    Thank you! I will do the Repair Permissions now. I have other questions, but I am going to do this first. Thanks again. SG.
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  • Rounik Admin
    Posts: 8713
    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006, 08:13
    Re: Cleaning the Hard Drive
    Glad it's helped! Let me know how you get on and of course if have any other questions. :) Rounik
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  • Rogier
    Posts: 1
    Joined: Dec 8th, 2009, 04:49
    Re: Cleaning the Hard Drive
    Onyx from Titanium software is a free application that you can even download from the Apple website. I have found it way more powerful than Disk Utility.
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