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thomas89
07-09-2006, 03:34 AM
I hope I'm posting this in the correct forum.
I have recently purchased an iMac switching from a windows PC. I am used to cleaning and defraging my hard drive on my pc, is there any maintenance I should be doing on my iMac?

Thanks for the assistance.

cb.studios
07-09-2006, 03:36 PM
I am also a switcher (2001) since then everyday becomes a little better with mac. To answer your question, yes there are some tasks required by us users but very little. I donít have the link that Id like to give you but Ill try to point you in the right direction for your search. Try looking at Apples site for "Regular scheduled maintenance" or something of the like. What I can reassure you with is that your long hours of defragging days are over. In the past 5 years I actually never had to do any maintenance to my Ti powerbook!!! Not even .001% (luckily) and I push my Ti to the limit when I record 20 tracks of audio for my studio. Not to say itís flawless, I have heard of some issues, but they are always quickly resolved thru apple.com especially with applecare. So thatís what youíre about to experience with both mine and your new imac as well.

We all should be promoting for the switch. That way we can have fewer issues in the near future.

Again welcome and enjoy using your mac (PC ?) Spread the word. :headphone

thomas89
07-10-2006, 02:15 AM
thanks for the help. :mac:

baggss
07-10-2006, 02:30 AM
There are Unix Cron Scripts that you can run for OSX. If you you know UNIX, you can run them from the command line. If not you can use an App like Cocktail (http://www.maintain.se/cocktail/index.html) (not free) and it will do them for you.

jram
07-10-2006, 08:18 AM
This is free and works great.
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/11582

D3v1L80Y
07-10-2006, 08:24 AM
There are Unix Cron Scripts that you can run for OSX. If you you know UNIX, you can run them from the command line. If not you can use an App like Cocktail (http://www.maintain.se/cocktail/index.html) (not free) and it will do them for you.
Or, you could just leave your iMac on 24/7 (NOT sleep) and Mac OS will run them on its own.
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=107388
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106978

It is scheduled to occur early in the morning at 03:15 everyday, 04:30 on Saturdays, and 05:30 on the first day of each month.
:black:

bare spot
03-05-2008, 02:53 AM
Or, you could just leave your iMac on 24/7 (NOT sleep) and Mac OS will run them on its own.
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=107388
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106978

:black:[ seams like i'm learning something new about these machines everyday, will the above work if using the machine at these times? (still unsure of what happens but sounds like a good thing)