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High Disk Temperature – How to keep your HD cool

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

It's normal for your HD to heat up when processing a lot of data. But if your Mac’s hard drive is constantly working above 115°F, there’s probably something wrong with it, especially if you can also hear the fans working louder. That’s why it is important to keep your hard drive from overheating - you don’t really want it to fail unexpectedly. Don’t place your MacBook on your lap or on a blanket That’s because you might accidentally be blocking the fan from working properly and the disk needs the airflow to cool down. Keep your room clean Dust is...

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How to Clear Cache Files on Mac OS X

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

  Computers keep three types of caches: user cache, system cache, and browser cache. These caches can take up space on your hard drive – so let's clean them up! Finding and Deleting Cache files To delete the cache files, do the following: Open Finder and from the “Go” menu on the top, click “Go to Folder”. Type in ~/Library/Caches and press enter. You’ll see a bunch of different folders – those are what we're looking for. Go into each of these folders and delete everything. (but don't delete the folders themselves!) After you’re done clearing out those files, make...

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How to completely uninstall an app on Mac OS X

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

Have you ever wondered how to uninstall apps or programs from your MacBook in a way that'll delete all the hidden system files? People will usually uninstall apps by simply dragging and dropping the selection app into the trash basket. What they may not know is that a lot of these apps come with other files after you've downloaded them, which can remain hidden on your MacBook and that won't be deleted by a simple drag-and-drop uninstall. After a while, these files add up in size and can take up valuable room on your hard drive. To make sure these...

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How to download OS X El Capitan to a storage drive

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

  Did you know that you could keep an OS on a storage drive, just in case? You never know when you might need to (re)install an OS on the go – I know I've had to. Below I'll explain how you can set up a storage drive with Mac's OS X El Capitan. Step 1 Click the Apple icon on your desktop, then click "App Store" to access your Mac Apple store. You'll be able to find the OS X El Capitan available for download in the store. Step 2 When the download is complete, the installation guide will...

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