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I noted an old attempt to answer this query but it dissolved into a critique of the program without supplying one. Can anyone suggest a good, free alternative to CMM? Many thanks, as usual.
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Onyx:

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FYI. Even if "Clean My Mac" was free...many knowledgeable users on this website would not recommend it. They would still recommend Onyx.

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Onyx:

Titanium's Software • Index page

FYI. Even if "Clean My Mac" was free...many knowledgeable users on this website would not recommend it. They would still recommend Onyx.

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Why don't they recommend it? I've used Cocktail and Onyx and CMM. I've been impressed with CMM in what it finds (and safely deletes) even after running Cocktail and Onyx. Where can one find critiques of these utilities, and the comparisons/benefits/adverse effects and so forth?

Have to admit I haven't used the "cleaning" section of Onyx. CMM has pretty graphics.
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Why don't they recommend it?
Use the Search function and you'll find many threads on the subject. I rather doubt that many people here have direct experience using it, and thus could not detail the problems it has caused others. But you'll find them if you look.
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Three words pennyworth. Onyx. Onyx. Onyx.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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Just a heads up, Mavericks broke Onyx
Hopefully an update soon?

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Yep, each version only works with the version designed for.
Since it's a system utility, he updates and makes sure each version works with each OS.
Like this developer, need to donate more often.
His site is down currently.

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Just a heads up, Mavericks broke Onyx
Hopefully an update soon?
Yea I noticed that.

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Which version of OnyX are you running? I'm running 2.6.9 and it works just fine with Mavericks. I just opened it and ran it again to make sure.
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Won't even open here. States "This version of Onyx requires OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)."

Looks like I haven't updated it in awhile - vs 2.6.3 - haven't run it in months either.

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Won't open here either. I updated before installing Mavericks last night, so I'm current. I'm sure it won't take long for an update.

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Just won't open.

Interestingly I always maintain disk health with Disk Warrior. Ran prior to update and now shows 25% error rate. Something to do with Mavericks?

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Just won't open.

Interestingly I always maintain disk health with Disk Warrior. Ran prior to update and now shows 25% error rate. Something to do with Mavericks?


25% error rate in what with what ? DW doesn't report a % error rate.
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Site is back up

Downloaded latest version which is 2.7.4

Still will not open.

Still gave a little something to help with the next version.

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The developer has put a locked thread on the forum. It's coming for Mavericks soon

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