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Luckily, most modern Macs need little or no regular maintenance. OSX is pretty much self maintaining, with automated scripts and an advanced file system, most people don't need to do anything to keep their Mac in tip top order.

Too good to be true?

Well not really, but human nature being what it is, it would be nice to understand what OSX is doing under the hood and perhaps keep an eye on how things are going.

If the worst does happen and your Mac starts to slow down, or your favourite application starts to misbehave, what are the simple checks or processes you can undertake to try and fix things?

This week's show takes a look at both maintenance tasks and some simple troubleshooting tips to keep you Mac in tip top condition.

This members only show covers:

  • Daily, Weekly & Monthly Maintenance Scripts
  • Checking Correct Operation of Scripts
  • Running Scripts Manually via Terminal
  • Third Party Maintenance Utilities
  • ""Maintenance"" & ""Onyx""
  • Checking Permissions
  • Rebuilding Spotlight Caches
  • Speeding Up Mail
  • Monitoring S.M.A.R.T Drive Status
  • File System Check with Safe Boot & Safe Mode

Video Tutorial Comments

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Kerry Dawson

This was a great review of maintenance for the Mac. There is such a divergence of opinion around maintenance and the Mac if not an all out polarized debate. I think you're view of a not overly intensive yet proactive maintenance routine with simple to use tools is right on.

I found it interesting though that you didn't touch on the high end products such as Disk Warrior and Techtools Pro.

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