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    Silly Question about Cache Cleaning

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    Question Silly Question about Cache Cleaning
    I was just wondering and I know to many this may be a silly question to ask, but I'm just not sure what it does.

    So what does it mean to clean the System Cache, User Cache and so on? What happens if I clean my caches. I'm always worried to do because I get a prompt that always looks threatening. Is it okay to do this? And what should I expect if I do it?

    Sorry if this is a silly question, but I just need some details on it before I do it. Computers been running a bit sluggish lately so I'm doing some cleaning, maintenance. Things like that.

    Any details you can provide are appreciated. :confused:

    Thanks in advance. :mac:
    TJ

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    Silly Question about Cache Cleaning
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    when you are surfing the browser downloads the web-pages and they are displayed, the place where it downloads and keep is called the cache, in mac os x it does something similar files you open often are kept on the ram or a easy to find place on the HD, its good to empty the cache every now and then, dont worry
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    Thumbs up Thanks for the Info.
    Quote Originally Posted by the_New_guy
    when you are surfing the browser downloads the web-pages and they are displayed, the place where it downloads and keep is called the cache, in mac os x it does something similar files you open often are kept on the ram or a easy to find place on the HD, its good to empty the cache every now and then, dont worry
    Great, thanks!

    I always clean my browser cache with Safari and Firefox. I just wasn't sure of other caches and if it was a good idea to empty them. Good to know.

    I have a neat, little utility called "MainMenu" that does some pretty cool maintenance tasks as well as other types of functions found within OSX. But with this its all one quick click right up in the "Menu Bar".
    TJ

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