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Hello to all, this is my first "thread". I am brand new to forums so forgive me for my etiquette. We have a MacBook Pro that we bought in 2009. It has an Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.26Ghz. It is currently running a bit slow and I am wondering if its because the thousands of pictures that I have build up in it through out the years. When I go to the finder/ Marlon HD it states that I have 66.33GB available..what does that mean? and how can I get some speed back.? any help/suggestions you can give me I will appreciate..thanks

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how much free space remains on your HDD. You may want to consider using a clean up utility such as MacKeeper to clean your disk up so it can run more smoothly.
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For the love of god don't use MacKeeper.

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You could try some stuff written about in this article ...

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Yeah, avoid MacKeeper like the plague. You'd be better off starting with something like OnyX. Run the cleanup found in the "automation" tab. That should be a good first step.

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