What maintenance tasks should I be doing on my family's Macbooks?
May 21, 2012 4:59 PM Subscribe
I need to fix up my family's two Macbooks for the first time in three years. What needs to be done?
posted by Comic Sans-Culotte to computers & internet (10 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I'm home from school this week and would like to do some maintenance on my family's computers. There are two MacBooks running OS X 10.5 (unlikely that they'll want to upgrade anytime soon), and both of which are in a pretty dire state. For example, one computer's Downloads folder had over 4 GB of material just sitting in there.
Besides basic things like deleting useless documents and running Disk Utility, what maintenance things can I/should I do to whip these machines into shape?
Additionally, is there a way to create folders on the wireless network for each user to store and access their files/documents, regardless of which laptop they're using? At the moment, there are folders in "Documents" on each computer for each user (e.g. Paul saves his book reports in the "Paul" folder on whatever computer he's using at the time) but I'd like to find a way to synchronize these folders, like Dropbox but accessible only on the wireless network. Doable? How?