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A simple but effective Mac speed-up tip
Authored by: wilton on Nov 23, '05 02:56:49PM

To date the most effective speed up is to delete as many file from the ~/Library/ as possible.

I spent a while doing this, and when I emptied the trash it said it was deleting 20,000+ files. This was from all caches, preferences etc.

After that my machine performed MUCH better. I know this shouldn't make a difference, but it was the best thing I ever did.

Will



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A simple but effective Mac speed-up tip
Authored by: jasenko on Nov 23, '05 04:34:29PM

This was true since 10.1 days. It's a huge difference, who doesn't believe it can check it easily, just create a new user account and start your normal applications and see the difference. Off course, the better the machine you have, the speed-up boost is smaller. Don't expect miracles. This is especially true for laptops with slower hard drives.



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A simple but effective Mac speed-up tip
Authored by: archinla on Nov 27, '05 09:24:01AM

"...delete as many file from the ~/Library/ as possible..."
Do you mean the User's Library folder?
Can you be more specific about what files would be safe to delete? There are so many files and folders in there that look like they're essential.



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