3 Replies Latest reply: May 8, 2012 5:31 AM by thomas_r.
Macfreak Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I was reasearching the best way to clean up my mac and I came across onyx. I have over 16 gb which is full of "other" data and don't know how to get rid of it. So I came across onyx is it safe to download?

MacBook Pro
  • 1. Re: Is onyx safe to download?
    fluxgirl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I downloaded it just a couple weeks ago, because my MacBook Pro is still showing the beach ball constantly. I only performed a permissions clean up with it and it seems OK. But I have to do a back up before I play with it anymore, I wouldn't fool with it unless you have backed everything up first just in case.

  • 2. Re: Is onyx safe to download?
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (117,935 points)

    You don't need it and you don't have a problem. A Mac doesn't need to be "cleaned up."

  • 3. Re: Is onyx safe to download?
    thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (27,930 points)

    16 GB in the Other category is not a problem.  That just means that you have 16 GB worth of stuff that isn't in one of the other categories (Audio, Movies, Photos, Apps and Backups).  That includes the system and many of your personal documents.


    Your Mac does not need cleaning.  See The myth of the dirty Mac.


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