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    does the imac have a disk util to clean the hard drive
    Does the imac have a built in disk util to clean out rubbish from you hard drive?

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    Not that I am aware of. One man's rubbish is another man's gold. That would be a hard app to write. It comes down to managing your own data I'm afraid. There are a few apps to help you understand where your disk space is going however, Disk Inventory X and WhatSize. Get them at:

    Disk Inventory X:


    Both do a great job at letting you zero in on your largest disk space consumers, and both are freeware, which is good.
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    Mar 14, 2008
    Maintenance of the hard drive? If thats what your looking for try this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haw-Ky View Post
    Maintenance of the hard drive? If thats what your looking for try this.
    Sounds like the same thing as MainMenu and Onyx.

    MainMenu has options to delete old log files and temp files. Sort of considered as cleaning the hard drive of unwanted files.

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    Jan 01, 2007
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    PowerBook G4 15 inch 1.5 GHz, iMac
    For disk formatting and other disk related issues, such as repairing your permissions, use Disk Utility, found in the Utilities folder in the Applications folder.

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