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  • DhruvC Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)

    boisebimmer wrote:

     

    Try this step. (below)  iTunes helper is always in login items and doesn't slow down the boot.

     

    go>computer>mac hd> library> Pull the folders "Launch Agents, launch deamons, and Caches" to the desk top.

     

    It may ask for your Admin password.

     

    then restart.

     

    At this point you can trash those three files.

     

    Thanks boisebimmer for replying.

    Sorry for some questions before going ahead (as am just a few months old to Mac):

     

    1) Are these folders not required mean are they similar to temp files?

     

    2) Will they be recreated on reboot?

     

    3) After, the reboot I should just delete them from Desktop?

  • boisebimmer Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)

    Exactly. They are needed, but are recreated on the restart.

     

    And correct, after the reboot you can trash the files and delete them.

  • DhruvC Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)

    boisebimmer wrote:

     

    go>computer>mac hd> library> Pull the folders "Launch Agents, launch deamons, and Caches" to the desk top.

     

    It may ask for your Admin password.

     

    Here on locating the folders I tried to move them by dragging them to the desktop, it prompted me for Admin Password & just copied them onto the desktop rather than moving them. Is that suppose to be that way or how do we pull the folders from Library?

     

    BTW, my Cahe folders was around 390MB.

     

    Will deleting Cache reset any user/ system settings?

  • Wahaib1981 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    After i tired few Times but again it SUKS, it was shutting down slow up to 15 - 20 Sec. i had few other issues so i Clean installed OSX 10.8.1 and than upgraded to 10.8.2 it was all good till i installed MS Office 2011, even after installing al the updates for MS office it still slow shutdown.

  • Scott Newman Level 2 Level 2 (220 points)

    Yeah...I'm in the same boat.  I've got several postings in this thread and a couple of days ago I deleted all login items and that resulted in a fast shutdown.  I added back some of the login items and still had a fast shutdown for a day or so, but now I've got the slow shutdown again.

     

    This began with Mtn Lion (I had the same login items with Lion) and I now strongly suspect that changes in Mtn. Lion caused it.  I'm done and I hope that Apple can deal with this in a subsequent software update.

     

    If you haven't submitted a feedback item to Apple about this, please do so:

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback

     

    At this point I consider it a bug introduced in Mtn Lion.  Your opinion may be different.

  • suntz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    In my case removing the login items worked, but then I found the culprit to be dropbox, when i took it out of start up or just quit, then my shut down was 3 sec. Anyone xperience this issue?

  • keg55 Level 5 Level 5 (6,985 points)

    Mine was due to a leftover entry (PowerBoxInjector) from a SideEffects install which installs SIMBL, the ColorFulSidebar bundle and the PowerBoxInjector app for the Finder Sidebar colors. When I uninstalled SideEffects, I trashed the PowerBoxInjector.app but didn't take the referenced out of Login Items.

     

    I still have Dropbox, iTuneshelper and Canon IJ Network Scanner in my Login Items.

     

    Removing PowerBoxInjector from Login Items fixed my slow shutdown on my rMBP.

  • firesidefromellenville Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I only had iTunes Helper in the login items, removing that didn't speed up the shut down at all.  However when I tried removing Caches, LaunchAgents and LaunchDaemons that worked a treat.  It also made the boot up a lot quicker now, now it is like it was when I first got the MBP-R.  FYI when I just checked my login items again I find that iTunes Helper had automatically added itself back.

  • schnaufifant Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    This Issue seems to be inside the "Users/YourUsername/Library/Saved Application State" Folder.

    I´ve noticed, that MacOS tried to quit Camino, although it wasn´t running.

    Tried this, and it fixed the delayed Shutdown-Issue permanently:

     

    Deleting all Files inside the "Saved Application State" Folder, and made it Write-Protect (by checking the "Geschützt" Option in it´s Finder Information Window)-

    that´s all.

    But: Keep in Mind by doing this, the OS couldn´t "remember" the opened Applications and Windows-

    But: The Shutdown takes only 1 or 2 Seconds.

  • DhruvC Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)

    firesidefromellenville wrote:

     

    I only had iTunes Helper in the login items, removing that didn't speed up the shut down at all.  However when I tried removing Caches, LaunchAgents and LaunchDaemons that worked a treat.

     

    Hi firesidefromellenville,

     

    I am facing exactly the same situation the one in you were. I was advised by boisebimmer;

    boisebimmer wrote:

     

    go>computer>mac hd> library> Pull the folders "Launch Agents, launch deamons, and Caches" to the desk top.

     

    It may ask for your Admin password.

     

     

    However on locating the folders I tried to move them by dragging them to the desktop, it prompted me for Admin Password & just copied them onto the desktop rather than moving them. Is that suppose to be that way or how do we pull the folders from Library?

     

    BTW, my Cahe folders was around 390MB.

     

    Will deleting Cache reset any user/ system settings? Can you pls assist?

  • firesidefromellenville Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I found I couldn't delete Caches so I copied it to my desktop and then in the version in Library I opened it up and deleted the files inside.  With the other I did the same thing but LA and LD allowed me to delete the folder once I had copied it.  My Cache folder was only about 150mb in size.

     

    Sorry I forgot to give kudos to boisebimmer for bringing this fix to our attention,

  • DhruvC Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)

    Thanks firesidefromellenville for your quick reply. I am bit baffled with this Mac HD> Library> Cache folder as when on opening it I only get to see 9 files with size around some 600kb.

     

    And today when I tried copying the same folder to desktop, it copied a size of 431.70MB folder.

     

    How many files were there in your Cache folder?

     

    Also, my Users> Library > Cache folder has about 50 files with a size of around 230MB. Does that too needs any attention/ cleaning? Have you tried using OnYx for system maintainence?

  • firesidefromellenville Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Currently there are 6 files and 3 folders in my Caches folder, about 102mb total.  I have used Onyx in the past, but haven't yet put it onto my new MacBookPro-retina, thanks for reminding me to get it.

  • firesidefromellenville Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    A word of caution about deleting the contents of LaunchAgents and LaunchDeamons, if you are running Little Snitch as an outgoing firewall.  After deletion I found that I couldn't open up Little Snitch but was OK after a reinstall.  I had the same slow shut down on my iMac and only deleted the Caches which solved the problem on there.

  • DhruvC Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)

    firesidefromellenville wrote:

     

    Currently there are 6 files and 3 folders in my Caches folder, about 102mb total.  I have used Onyx in the past, but haven't yet put it onto my new MacBookPro-retina, thanks for reminding me to get it.

     

    I had some 9 files weighing 432MB. Deleted them... but still no big gains on boot up & shut down. My MBP is still taking 30-35secs to reach the login page & another 10secs from thereafter. And shut down is still as old with 20-25secs. Also, my battery backup has gone down from what it used to be with 10.8.1.

     

    What exactly you have been using Onyx for? Cleaning?

     

    Also, I deleted contents from LaunchAgents and LaunchDeamons only settings which I believe got reset were of my blutetooth mouse. I have'nt used Little Snitch. What is it?

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