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Ashik
Ashik, Mac Technician
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Experience:  Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA), 9+ Years of Experience in troubleshooting Macs, iPhone, iPad, iPod etc
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what is the best way of cleaning out the mac hard disk

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what is the best way of cleaning out the mac hard disk
Hi and Welcome. My Name is XXXXX XXXXX I look forward to assisting you today with your question.

Could you please elaborate your question ? Do you want to erase everything from your hard drive or just clean unwanted stuffs from your hard drive ?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

from start up disc clean temp files


 

John, What version of Mac OS X are you using ? Click on the Apple icon and select About This Mac
John, there are several ways to clean up your Mac. You can use third party applications like Onyx to run some maintanances and clean your Mac. Download and install this utility, Onyx from here : http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/11582/onyx

(Download the correct version of Onyx for your Mac OS X. You can find the different versions in the Related Links in the above page. Make sure you download the correct version of Onyx)


Open Onyx. In Onyx, click on Maintenance tab. Select Rebuild tab, check all boxes and then Execute. The under Cleaning select System and User and check all boxes on both and Execute. This will fix all system files, clean out old unwanted files and caches etc from your Mac.

Keep Onyx. It is the best maintainance utility out there.

You can also run Disk Utility to fix any corrupted files. Open Disk Utility from Applications > Utilities folder. In Disk Utility, select your hard disk in the left column, then under First Aid tab click Verify Disk, then Repair Disk. Then click Repair Permissions. Thats it !

If you have any questions or would like any additional information, please don't hesitate to ask.

Best Regards,
Ashik
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