Chapter 14. Maintaining Your Mac
To keep your Mac 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, update applications, back up your files, and more.
Empty the Trash 288
Organize Your Desktop 289
Check Hard Disk Free Space 290
Uninstall Unused Applications 292
Set a Software Update Schedule 294
Update Software by Hand 296
Remove Unneeded Login Items 298
Configure Time Machine Backups 300
Restore Files Using Time Machine 302
Recondition Your Mac Notebook Battery 304
Empty the Trash
When you delete ...