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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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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.

Caches:
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.

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

Trash:
I always select the 'Securely Delete' option here.

Misc:
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.

Scripts:
I run all 3 scripts at once.

Reset:
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.

Optimize:
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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Ypu can read through this thread too!
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i just downloaded onyx and when its doing the startup volume i got an error

"Error:1
error detected (-9972) while verifying/repairing volume disk0s2 MacBook Pro"

help!! what do i do to fix this>?!??!?!
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Boot off your restore CDs, and select Disk Utility, and run verify disk, and if it comes up with a problem, run repair disk.

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