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I've heard about macjanitor and was wondering what exactly it does. If you can tell me without using technical jargin that would be great because im new to mac!
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It does for your Mac what a janitor does for a building. It cleans it up and maintains it.

That was the nontechnical jargon part of it!

In just a little more detail, it cleans out caches, logs etc. This helps your Mac run more smoothly.

Frankly though, I would recommend OnyX (http://www.titanium.free.fr/pgs/english.html). It does the same thing, and a LOT more! It is also free.

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Ok. Thanks I'll look that up!
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I don't believe it cleans the caches, but only rolls the log files.

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Nope, caches aren't touched by any of the maintenance scripts.

I try to Command+Shift+/ when I can.
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I stand corrected! Thanks gents. This makes my recommendation of OnyX even stronger then gnrfsu.

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Ok thanks everyone!
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thanks - appreciate the info. Does a Mac need this type of app, i.e., does an average system get that cluttered up? (By the way had trouble with the link - it had an extra ")" at the end.
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Now and then it is worth doing. I do it about once a week just to be sure. I ran this Mac for about 6 months before doing it at all though. I noticed it seemed to be slowing down a bit so I tried this. It worked! Good as new again afterwards. So, I would recommend it.

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OnyX rocks.

I had two people just this week tell me they were having problems with all sorts of weird things happening on their machines. I recommend OnyX and they both got it ran the scripts and all is well.
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ok i got onyx but what do i run? i know its very powerful software and so should i just do automation and run the default scripts? i don't really know what to do..



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I normally just go into the Maintenance and Cleaning tabs, and click "Execute" on each section.
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MainMenu is also good for this since you can access it directly from the menu bar. Very neat!!
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