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    lekhraaj's Avatar
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    UPDATING...query..
    hi....
    now i am going to update my mac for the 1st time....

    updates i am going to download are...
    Mac OS X Update combined 10.6.7 1.06gb
    iweb update 3.0.3 185.9mb
    Java for Mac OS X Update 4 1.0 78.2mb
    iphoto 9.1.1 65.6mb
    safari 39.3mb
    and airport utility 12.3 mb

    now if i download these updates and after when they are installed ....are ther some files to be deleted...like i am running mac OS X 10.6.6 so will it be deleted or overwritten....my main concern is will any additional space be used...thanks in advance..
    bhaag bhaag DK BOSE

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    I always do the updates then run my apps and if no problems occur continue on if something stalls or acts funny I run Repair Disk Permission which will take care of it 99%
    of the time.

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    where are temp files ??????
    bhaag bhaag DK BOSE

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    lekhraaj's Avatar
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    and where is run disk repair....i suppose with this mac platform no update gonna act funny....windows updates are funny as they come
    bhaag bhaag DK BOSE

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    It sounds a lot like you're trying to manage your Mac the way you would manage a Windows machine - the OSes are completely different and for the most part, you needn't worry about maintenance.

    Disk Utility (located in Applications => Utilities) is roughly akin to Disk Management/CHKDSK in Windows.

    If you feel the need to clear things like temp files and caches (which shouldn't be done very often - maybe once every few months or so), check out Onyx.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Just download the Mac OS X.6.7 Combo Updater and it will handle everything. Any files that need deleting will be deleted automatically. Run Repair Permissions from Disk Utility before and after updating.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    Just download the Mac OS X.6.7 Combo Updater and it will handle everything. Any files that need deleting will be deleted automatically. Run Repair Permissions from Disk Utility before and after updating.
    What harryb said, but if Disk Utility shows any messages, don't get alarmed. This is perfectly normal (unless the message is printed in red -- if you see a message from Disk Utility in red, THAT you should pay attention to!).

    In short, do the updates. They will take up a small amount of additional space (since they usually bring improvements), but they replace only the components they speak of and do not affect normal operations at all.

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