Chapter 14. Maintaining Your Mac

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 ...

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