1. Fantastic automator app, but one complaint: having to click through three dialogs is a little annoying, how about being able to set a preference for a default set of actions to run when the app starts up? Being asked repeatedly to “make sure” I want to run something is a little annoying as well. Some sort of preference or workaround for these two issues would be fantastic.

    Comment by David Chartier — October 16, 2005 @ 9:44 pm

  2. You have done a great job with this automator. You have helped me from sending out Unix commands to workstations Now I am deploying Maintenance 3.1 to faculty and staff and just asking them to run it occasionally.

    Thanks a lot and I look forward to the next version.

    Comment by Sable Cantus — November 2, 2005 @ 2:41 pm

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  4. Maintenance 3.1 managed to deleted the custom user icons on my login screen. I’d file a detailed bug report if I knew where…

    Comment by Vincent Jacobs — December 20, 2005 @ 8:02 am

  5. These people have done a really fine job! I’m not sure where Vincent’s icons went unless they went away during the verify preference files script.

    They have included the developer files including the work flow and all the apple scripts are there. I prefer not to run all these tasks automatically and be specific on what gets “cleaned up” or not, so this is great. Since the developer files are there It’s REAL easy to combine these to run them all at once as David would like to do. GREAT JOB GUYS!

    Comment by blue80907 — December 20, 2005 @ 8:03 pm

  6. So far, I like this application. It works well, and without problems. Would adding another option, such as rebuilding the Launch Services Database be possible?

    Comment by Terrible scripter — December 22, 2005 @ 8:56 am

  7. Have you tried Main Menu? This little gem has everything i need in the menu. I have used Maintence 3.1 for some time, but this really little app puts a lot at your fingertips instantly. Nice work.

    View Main Menu on Version Tracker

    Comment by Reader — January 9, 2006 @ 1:14 am

  8. Thanks so much for this great app. Run each week along with Onyx and I notice a speed boost each time!

    Comment by Ryan — March 13, 2006 @ 5:55 pm

  9. I also found that Maintenance deleted the custom user icons on my login screen. I’m using Maintenance 3.3 with OSX 10.4.5.

    Comment by Gates — March 14, 2006 @ 6:22 pm

  10. I can confirm that Maintenance 3.3 deletes the custom login icons from the login screen. It also seems to have deleted my picture from my Address Book card as well, but not that of other users. Not a show stopper, but annoying enough that I won’t be using this otherwise fine tool until it’s fixed. I’m running 10.4.5.

    However, thanks for going to all the work. Except for the icon bit, this is a neat little tool.

    Comment by Scot W. Stevenson — March 25, 2006 @ 8:27 am

  11. I ran this version and didn’t lose my icons, so I’m not sure what combination of circumstances lead to the problem. I’ve contacted the author.

    Comment by Steve — March 25, 2006 @ 9:20 am

  12. Oops, i deleted the readme file for 3.3 with jessie’s contact details in it, can someone post them for me so i can recomend something and ask about something else? Unless someone here can help me? I dont really wanna know what was done once its done, so how can i stop the results appearing on the desktop? I cant view them either, used text edit to have a look, but it wouldnt let me. ALSO, can anyone explain why a simple “would you like to restart now” or auto restart wasnt added to 3.3 ? Seein as it recomends you restart after using. I added my own using automator, but why wasnt it included to begin with?

    Help appreciated


    Comment by Pete — March 29, 2006 @ 10:53 am

  13. thanx for your hard work

    Comment by bakari — April 3, 2006 @ 7:30 pm

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  15. Great app! I lost my desktop background images upon restart. I did repair permissions, and update pre-bindings.


    Comment by Lee — April 6, 2006 @ 11:07 pm

  16. I also lost user icons when I ran this workflow. Replacing them wasn’t a problem, but just wondering if that bug will be fixed.

    Comment by bakari — April 22, 2006 @ 11:53 pm

  17. I’m another case of losing user icons — all three users on my system. This was a first run scenario. I selected all the options available to run.

    Comment by Jason Holliston — April 24, 2006 @ 7:52 pm

  18. The user icon problem has been documented and is mentioned in the readme file of 3.4. It is due to the cache cleaning feature. If you have custom icons, its recommended that you do not use the cache cleaning feature until I work out the bugs.

    Comment by Jesse (Developer) — April 24, 2006 @ 10:12 pm

  19. I lost ALL my application icons and most of my standard file icons (eg JPG, PDF, etc.). Has anyone else seen this? If so, is there a solution?!

    Comment by David — May 4, 2006 @ 4:18 am

  20. Love this little app! Nice job there Jesse!

    Comment by Troy — May 23, 2006 @ 10:53 am

  21. I ran this and upon restart none of my login passwords work for my account or the other account on the computer. The password hint is correct, but it won’t accept the password. I’m locked out of my computer all of the sudden.

    Comment by Tyler — May 23, 2006 @ 1:33 pm

  22. […]  Mac OS X oferuje znakomite narzÄ™dzie, jakim jest autmator, dlatego warto przyjrzeć siÄ™ stronie Automator World gdzie oferowane sÄ… różne, gotowe skrypty dla Automatora. Szczególnie polecam Maintenance, który naprawia Permissions, sprawdza pliki ustawieÅ„ i wiele innych. […]

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  23. The addition of “automatic” restart seems to just add one more input needed by the user.If you use automator,and add the restart into a workflow along with maintenance, then you dont need to tell it if u want it to restart, it just does it. THATS automatic. To me, clicking something (like the ok at the start of maintenance) just means you have to actualy be at the desk to input things. I would LOVE it if the tasks could be set autmaticly, because then its a case of attatch it to an alarm in iCal, and it opens, selects and runs the tasks, and restarts with NO user input. Would be the icing on an already gorgeous cake to me !

    Comment by Pete — May 28, 2006 @ 1:31 pm

  24. forgot to ask something…….how the hell do i view the maintenace log?? Its there on the desktop, but no program seems to want to open it? I must be missing something here so help appreciated !

    Comment by Pete — May 28, 2006 @ 1:32 pm

  25. […] Maar waarom zelf doen als je ook maintenance 3.5 kunt gebruiken. Deze zal onder andere de rechten structuur repareren, voorkeurinstellingen verifieren etc etc. Zeer handig om eens per maand even grote schoonmaak te houden. […]

    Pingback by Bjurn » Blog Archive » Onderhoud met Maintenance 3.5 — June 28, 2006 @ 2:46 am

  26. Maintainance Script 3.4 seems to reset my icons back to cs1 raher thatn cs2 icons.

    Also an Illustrator .ai file seems to have a PDF icon on it yet it launches in illustrator! And wont revert….

    Ant hints on how to solve this would be much appretiated. Thanks for the free app!

    Comment by Sam — July 12, 2006 @ 4:27 pm

  27. This site is one of the best I have ever seen, wish I had one like this.

    Comment by Napolian Cordes — July 31, 2006 @ 9:11 pm

  28. […] Of course there are hundreds of little apps and widgets to make life easy (see Neat Little Mac Apps), and they really do, whether it is keeping codes aligned to apps and sites (Wallet) automatically inputting text (RapidoWrite), totally removing apps (Appzapper), putting a sleeper / alarm and fader on i-Tunes (Awaken) using widgets (clocks, system interface, games, dictionaries… you get the picture) that when called up float over the screen. Even better Automator allows you to make your own apps real easy (drop and drag)… or of course download others ready prepared (and mostly free) for example, run routine maintenance, heh… even a luddit like myself can develop simple repetitive actions in Automator ( or automatorworld). […]

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  29. Hi,

    Really like the program (my first automator task, and also first iCal scheduled task!

    How do you know if it has done it? I can’t find this maintenance_results log.

    Also, have some of these bugs listed been fixed (e.g. removed passwords etc?)


    Comment by Chris — November 23, 2006 @ 2:26 pm

  30. Hi, how do you know it has run? Can’t find a log file or anything?

    Thanks! Chris

    Comment by Chris — November 24, 2006 @ 8:55 am

  31. It’s neat. Only comment about it is that the thing (after I restarted the Mac) reverts my theme back to the default Aqua which is kinda annoying.

    Comment by Loy — February 4, 2007 @ 2:41 pm

  32. I would like to see some kind of progression indicator so I know when the script is approaching completion.

    Comment by pildor — March 17, 2007 @ 11:11 am

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  35. Is it just me, or is everything about this version (3.8) identical to 3.6? The application is named the same, and the embedded verstion is the same. How can I make sure I have the updated one?

    Comment by will — November 9, 2008 @ 5:45 pm

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