Mac users realize there are relatively few maintenance tasks that need to be performed to keep your Mac OS X computer running efficiently. One of those tasks is to occasionally repair disk permissions. The second is to make sure you occasionally clear the caches for your user account. A bloated cache can bog your system down, make programs open slowly and cause general performance issues.
Clear Caches in Snow Leopard
Normally, a cache is a good thing. It locally stores data that is commonly accessed. But you can imagine how large and outdated a cache can become. So in order to keep your Mac computer running at optimum speed, you will need to occasionally clean out these cache folders. A great free program to clear cache in Mac OS X is Cache Out X. This free utility is simple to use. Once installed, check the folders caches you want to clear and then click the Clean button.
Use Cache Out X to remove System, User, and Web Browser cache files, as well as web browser history and cookie files. Clean cache in Mac OS X monthly or more frequently depending on computer usage.
If you find your Mac computer running slower than it once did, try a cache clearing program like Cache Out X to improve your Macs performance. If you have questions regarding Mac OS X maintenance or how to clear the cache in Snow Leopard, join our free computer repair forums and ask.