What does Safe mode do to all those service caches managed by CacheDelete? Does it still check your boot disk too?
Performed by CacheDelete, it first looks at a wide range of macOS caches, and only at the end purges snapshots, to free up space when it runs short.
They’re everywhere: whatever you do, something somewhere will cache it. Later that can cause puzzling problems, but makes our Macs faster as a result.
Invaluable tool for identifying and locating some problems, for troublesome updates, clearing caches and more.
They contain recently browsed web pages, ARM code translated from Intel executables, security data, font information, and much more. And they can cause problems.
It has been one of the oldest problems on Macs, when a document shows with the wrong icon. Why, and how to fix it?
It is easy to browse images and other documents in the QuickLook cache in High Sierra and earlier, but Apple has not blocked this – details here.
The greatest skill in memory is not the remembering, but knowing what to forget – something that macOS is useless at. Why doesn’t it clear out its old crud?
Sometimes cached data are not as concealed or transient as we might wish. Don’t get cached out by them.
It turns out that Steam’s leak of personal data was very large, did contain sensitive personal information, and was the result of a denial of service attack. Has it been reported, though?