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    Member Since
    Feb 17, 2007
    Use of onyX
    Hi All,

    Just downloaded onyx, but still not 100% sure how to use it. Does anyone know of any quality websites or other resources that offer general help with onyx?


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    Member Since
    Oct 27, 2005
    G'day JASOX & a belated welcome to Mac-Forum!

    I use OnyX and if you stick to the basics it's quite easy to perform the maintenance side of things.

    After launching OnyX, Click on the:

    Cleaning Button. Then click on the:

    Internet button:
    There are 4 boxes ticked and 3 unticked. I leave this as is and just click Execute.

    I always leave the default boxes ticked and click Execute - occaisionally I'll tick to add the System Cache box but never the Kernal Cache box.

    I leave this set to default and just click on Execute.

    I always select the 'Securely Delete' option here.

    I leave this set to default and execute.

    If prompted to restart at any time - I restart immediately then continue back where I left off. Usually there are about 4-5 reboots involved.

    Next, click on the:

    Maintenance button.
    First stop ...

    Permissions Tab:
    I don't have OS 9 so I just leave OS X ticked then press Execute.

    I run all 3 scripts at once.

    I usually skip this but it may come in handy in the future. Note there is the option to Reset Finder SideBar here, if it goes awry.

    I always execute a Complete System Optimization here.

    This is followed by a prompt to reboot.

    There are tons of other options in OnyX but I recommend you leave them alone as the last thing anyone wants is problems which could arise from meddling about out of curiosity.

    Hope this helps.

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    Member Since
    Apr 21, 2005
    Ypu can read through this thread too!

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    indapino22's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 07, 2007
    15.4" c2d mbp 2gb ram 120gb hdd
    i just downloaded onyx and when its doing the startup volume i got an error

    error detected (-9972) while verifying/repairing volume disk0s2 MacBook Pro"

    help!! what do i do to fix this>?!??!?!

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    Jan 13, 2007
    Central New York
    15in i7 MacBook Pro, 8GB RAM, 120GB SSD, 500GB HD
    Boot off your restore CDs, and select Disk Utility, and run verify disk, and if it comes up with a problem, run repair disk.
    Blog and Photo Gallery:

    Currently running OS X 10.10

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    indapino22's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 07, 2007
    15.4" c2d mbp 2gb ram 120gb hdd
    cool thank you

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