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  1. fifty50

    fifty50 New Member

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    being a native PC user, i feel like i should be doing some sort of maintenance on my mac like i did with PC. disk defragmenter, scan disk, whatever. are there any system utilities like this for the mac that i should be doing every so often? do they even exist?

    what do you guys/gals do for mac maintenance?
     
  2. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    I use macjanitor. I didn't care for cocktail but that might be because im not running panther.
     
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    DiskWarrior click here
    Boot from the CD, have it "rebuild" the drive, which it just fixes problems and defrags it all at the same time.
    Before OS X, I ran with OS 7.3.5 and 8.1 and had some major problems to a point were even using Norton Utilities couldn't fix the drive, DiskWarrior fixed it with no problem
     
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    Devoidarex Rexversusu v.2.0

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    Once in a while, I just reboot, reset safari, run macjanitor and repair disk permissions using disk utility. That seems to keep everything running hunkydory.
     
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    the built-in Cron Jobs allow for customized scripts to be run. Just name it daily.local for the daily script - weekly.local for weekly and so on. In the script you can have it do all your maintenance needs.

    I just created a weekly.local with the following **nice and simple**
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    softwareupdate -i -a
    diskutil repairPermissions /
    reboot
    EDIT: These should be in /etc


    That's pretty much all you need as far as OS X maitnenance goes.
    Also, the software update should take care of prebinding for you. (which is the only time you should need to reprebind anyways)

    As far as GUI stuff goes, Onyx may not be the prettiest but it seems to have the most versatility as well as being free http://www.titanium.free.fr/english.html No need to defrag as OS X like most *nix file systems will defrag in the background if need be.
     
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    all you have to do is this

    applications folder--->utilities--->diskutility--->select your hard drive--->select repair disk permission

    done.

    you dont even HAVE to do this. your mac will be fine even if you dont do shit to it.

    that why i love em :cool: i can be forgetful all the time!!!!! :nikko:
     

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