Chapter 13

Maintaining OS X

To keep OS X running smoothly, maintain top performance, and reduce the risk of computer problems, you need to perform some routine maintenance chores. This chapter shows you how to empty the Trash, delete unnecessary files, uninstall applications, back up and restore your files, recondition your notebook battery, and more.


Empty the Trash

Organize Your Desktop

Check Hard Drive Free Space

Uninstall Unused Applications

Force a Stuck Application to Close

Configure Time Machine Backups

Restore an Earlier Version of a File

Restore Files Using Time Machine

Recondition Your Mac Notebook Battery

Restart Your Mac

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