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#1 Hikermann


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Posted 23 November 2015 - 04:25 PM

OS X 10.6.8 :  Recently TimeMachine copied everything to external backup drive; erased disk; TimeMachine reloaded everything (all returned to where it had previously been; grateful for that!); now it seems like overall MacBook is slower when loading/opening stuff; have DiskUtility'd it several times and it tells me Things Are OK, but am wondering 1) whether m mind has sped up, resulting in everything else seeming to be markedly slower (unlikely), or 2) if there is something cranky going on with this ol' MacBook ...

Any thoughts, suggestions?

Much appreciated.

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#2 dante12


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Posted 23 November 2015 - 04:54 PM

Try Apple Hardware Test to check if your hardware is ok.

#3 GoFigure


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Posted 14 December 2015 - 03:01 PM

Check your disk permissions.  They can change and slow up your system.  Open Disk Uitility, select your disk, and run Verify Disk Permissions.  When finished you can run Fix Disk Permissions for any that require it.


Also check your startup programs.  Open System Preferences, select Users and Groups, and select Login Items.  You can then see a list of items that load on startup and can remove the unneeded ones by unchecking them.


Computers, like people, tend to get slower as they  get older.  Just another fact of life.

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