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    Arrow What is a good cleaning software for my iMac
    I was just wondering about some good "spring cleaning" apps for my iMac..

    I notice that some files are corrupted on my hard drive and Im sure their are lots of crap to get rid of but I am not sure what is the best way to go about it.

    any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thanks

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    Onyx and MainMenu are popular options. I use Onyx.

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    The good news is, a Mac doesn't really require such cleaning software unlike Windows since Mac does it routinely for you while you're using the computer. But if you really want a software to help clean stuff up, I'd suggest Onyx.
    The dark is passion, the light is logic.

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    If you turn your desktop off every night or use a mac book then some of your routine maintenance may not occur. MacJanitor (Freeware) is a great application that will keep your mac running smoothly.

    MacJanitor is listed at Apple Mac Freeware under "Utilities & Tools"
    www.applemacfreeware.com
    The largest collection of Free Mac Software on the net.

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    has anyone used spring cleaner 10? http://my.smithmicro.com/mac/springcleaning/index.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by calenerd View Post
    The good news is, a Mac doesn't really require such cleaning software unlike Windows since Mac does it routinely for you while you're using the computer. But if you really want a software to help clean stuff up, I'd suggest Onyx.
    How does it clean routinely?

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    It runs cleaning scripts in the background at certain times of the day. So if at a weird time of the day say 3 am you're getting an unusually large amount of hard disk activity it is just the mac running these scripts. Which chean things up, regulate things and other nice little things.

    There are daily weekly and monthly scripts. Called that cause of how often they occur. The weekly scripts are the ones that take the longest amount of time to complete. Mind you you can still use your mac while all this happens. Most times you won't even notice it's happening.

    Though you can run these scripts whenever you want with many of the apps listed in this topic.

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    Onyx, macjanitor, cocktail are all good.

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    Another good little utility is Macaroni from Atomic Bird and it runs all these scripts etc automatically. There is a 35 day trial offer from Atomic Bird at:-

    http://atomicbird.com/macaroni

    Full registration is less than $10.00.

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    I use MainMenu:

    http://www.santasw.com/

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    i am looking for something to free up space taken by duplicate files, language packs etc. Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammondc View Post
    i am looking for something to free up space taken by duplicate files, language packs etc. Any ideas?

    monolingual gets rid of all the languages that you don't need and frees up space.

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