11 Replies Latest reply: Jan 27, 2013 9:17 PM by MissUnderstood
MissUnderstood Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

This is really horrible.  I have duplicate applications installed on my computer.  I just discovered this today because the length of time it takes to load a web page, something that i've typed, even scrolling down makes the freaking Beach Ball spin & spin. 

 

i NOTICED  a month ago, but it was not bothersome.  I use Chrome to do most of my blogging and stuff.  The Shockwave Player kept crashing, then my pages kept saying Aww Snap (or whatever it says when a page fails to load) and turning grey.  Today I just had to stop using the Mac because it was pretty much stagnant on a page and I even tried using Safari and it does the same.

 

I am unsure as towhat to do first.  Does anyone have any ideas about how to resolve the duplicates?  Is there an app i can install that cleans up all the items that are junk and doubles?  What should I do to fix this?  I appreciate any suggestions and thank you in advance!! 

 

 

 


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • 1. Re: My MacBook has duplicated Many Apps ??- Everything Running Slow - Help!
    CMCSK Level 6 Level 6 (10,425 points)
    Beach Ball spin & spin. 

    How large is your hard drive and how much hard drive space do you have left?

     

    Troubleshoot the spinning beach ball

     

    Is there an app i can install that cleans up all the items that are junk and doubles?

    Yes.  Check Apple App Store, Macupdate and CNET Mac Downloads for all Mac software.

     

    Does anyone have any ideas about how to resolve the duplicates?

    You can either manually delete them or download third party software that will do it for you.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • 2. Re: My MacBook has duplicated Many Apps ??- Everything Running Slow - Help!
    MissUnderstood Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Oh thank God !!!! Thank you for responding and being willing to help me with my under the weather Macbook. 

     

    To answer your questions -

    The Mac Hard Drive  Capacity - 119.69GB    Available - 7.4 GB        Used - 112.29GB (on disk)

    Then the "User Volume (ya know it looks like the little house with your name under it) .

    Capacity - 239.38                  Available - 7.36GB                  Used - 232.02 GB

     

    I'm getting this info from utilities folder - activity monitor - system memory

    Free 305.6MB

    Wired 455.1MB

    Active 807.1MB

    Used 1.70 GB

     

    I literally have DBL of everything. 2 Yahoo messengers, updater 1.0, wxPerl 1.0, Time Machine 1.0 then have a 1.1, then I have like 6 of the same MakeZIp 1.0, I have 8 Type1)(2,3,ect) Camera apps.  Some are 6.0, others are 6.1.   Omg this poor laptop.. I dont kow how this happened. 

     

    I like to go to CNET to DL Apps, I for sure have to install a program to help me with this & so it's done right too.  What is an App like that called?  One that helps you get rid of unused files and duplicate apps.  Any ideas?

     

    THANK YOU FOR RESPONDING

  • 4. Re: My MacBook has duplicated Many Apps ??- Everything Running Slow - Help!
    CMCSK Level 6 Level 6 (10,425 points)

    MissUnderstood wrote:

     

    I like to go to CNET to DL Apps, I for sure have to install a program to help me with this & so it's done right too.  What is an App like that called?  One that helps you get rid of unused files and duplicate apps.  Any ideas?

     

    THANK YOU FOR RESPONDING

     

    In the CNET search field, make sure "Mac Software" is selected and for your keywords use either "duplicates" or "duplicate file finder."

     

    Make sure you read the reviews and the system requirements of the software you are interested in.  Also if the software is not free, check to see if there is a demo or trial version of the product.  This way you can try it out for free.

     

    I am a longtime user of File Buddy which is my personal preference.

     

     

    It appears you are running out of hard drive space because of your duplicates.  

     

    Hard drive space checkers and other info.....

    Where  did  my  Disk  Space  go?

     

    Slimming your hard drive

     

    Seven ways to free up drive space

     

    OmniDiskSweeper is a free utility that checks HD space.

     

    FreeSpace cost $1 or is a free utility that checks HD space.

     

    SpaceControl is a free utility that checks HD space.

     

    FreeSpace cost $.99 -  FreeSpace shows you how much space is available on all local, connected, and network drives with a single click.

     

    Rule of thumb: You should never let your hard drive get to where you have only 10-15% of space left.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • 5. Re: My MacBook has duplicated Many Apps ??- Everything Running Slow - Help!
    MissUnderstood Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey thanks for helping me. 

     

    While I was checking my laptop earlier, i put a bunch of documents and picture files in the trash bin.  It earased some and then said some files are locked do you want to remove them as well, YES.... Then it stopped again and said I didn't have permission to delete like something like maybe 1000 files or so.  It's like ***??  What do you mean I don't have permission.  I bought you, you wack mac!  I unlocked a lot of the permissions, but still havent found the trash bin so i can change the permissions so I can delete this trash.  I'm frustrated. Do you know where the trash permission settings are located? 

    Ughh for the time being...  I am using this stupid HP PC with this gigantic touch screen and i'm being blinded right now.  I'm just not used to using this bright comp like this.  I don't feel like trying to use the Mac because it takes too long. 

    thanks again.  I'm going to prob use the File Buddy.  You were helpful and also gave me those utility sugggestions.  I'll check them out

  • 6. Re: My MacBook has duplicated Many Apps ??- Everything Running Slow - Help!
    CMCSK Level 6 Level 6 (10,425 points)

    Have you tried the "Secure Empty Trash" option?

     

    Other options - You can't empty the Trash or move a file to the Trash and the suggestions mentioned in the thread Mac OS X 10.6 deleting items permanently instead of moving them to Trash .

     

     

     

    What do you mean I don't have permission.  I bought you, you wack mac!

    2dtx9wl.gif2dtx9wl.gif2dtx9wl.gif2dtx9wl.gifI know the feeling!!!!!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • 7. Re: My MacBook has duplicated Many Apps ??- Everything Running Slow - Help!
    babowa Level 7 Level 7 (23,280 points)

    The Mac Hard Drive  Capacity - 119.69GB    Available - 7.4 GB        Used - 112.29GB (on disk)

    Then the "User Volume (ya know it looks like the little house with your name under it) .

    Capacity - 239.38                  Available - 7.36GB                  Used - 232.02 GB

     

     

    No wonder you are having a problem.

     

    You need to immediately delete some files you do not need. In order for the OS to operate properly, you need a minimum of 10 - 15 GB of empty space available at all times.

     

    Do NOT download anything further until you have cleared about 10 GB of files off your hard drive.

  • 8. Re: My MacBook has duplicated Many Apps ??- Everything Running Slow - Help!
    MissUnderstood Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    yes.  thats the only option anyway, secure emptying. It wont let me empty the trash and it's necessary I got stuck doing my work on the movie sized screen today. Lol i freakin cant see after using that thing.

    I had to just put this issue on pause today. Now I'm revisiting this fun task... Oh the joys!!! Just the thing I want to be doing...  solving this issue while watching Bravo drama... I'm going to be a little crazy by the end of this night. lol

     

    So yeah... basically i have to figure out how to delete/empty trash & why it's telling me I dont have permission.  Ughh...  What should i do!

     

    I like the ROTFL pacman  guys .. 

  • 9. Re: My MacBook has duplicated Many Apps ??- Everything Running Slow - Help!
    MissUnderstood Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Tell me about it .  I put a ton of files and apps i dont use in the trash bin.  It wont empty!! I dont have permission!  Which I totally dont understand .  I'm the administrator  of the **** machine... IDK, What should I do? 

     

    That needs to be the 1st thing to do before I DL an app, empty the trash...like you said.

  • 10. Re: My MacBook has duplicated Many Apps ??- Everything Running Slow - Help!
    babowa Level 7 Level 7 (23,280 points)

    I would suggest making an appointment at your nearest Genius Bar. They will be able to sort this out and the service is free.

     

    For future reference, empty the trash regularly rather  then wait until you have hundreds of files in there.