Author Topic: FontNuke removes corrupt / troublesome font cache files on Mac OS X 10.4+  (Read 1792 times)

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FontNuke removes corrupt / troublesome font cache files on Mac OS X 10.4+

A FREE tool for removing font cache files on Mac OS X  Mac OS X. Fonts. Font Caches. ERRR! Having the aforementioned as part of my daily grind, enough is enough and frustration sets in! So I made a tool to make my life easier.

 Solution? FontNuke.

 FontNuke is a free utility application for Mac OS X 10.4.x+ (Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks) that removes corrupt and troublesome font cache files. I created this application as a tool for my personal use at the office, and has become very useful for me. To grant individual non-admin users the ability to remove font cache files, without my involvement--is HUGE! Not to mention intelligent application quitting, plus a GUARANTEED reboot, makes my life easier. FontNuke removes system font caches (Mac OS X font cache files), Adobe font caches (*.lst), Microsoft Office font caches, and now also (as of version 1.1.9) ALL versions of QuarkXPress font cache files.

 I formerly had shell scripts installed on my clients, and would log in via SSH, then execute my cache removal script each and every time the clients had a font issue. That gets old fast, so rather than continue to work that way, I assembled FontNuke.

 I made this application for myself, and I'm just posting it here to share. On top of the fact I like free things, so hey...why not keep it free! If FontNuke is useful to anyone else, please--help yourself. I take no responsibility for any products of misuse.

 FontNuke has been an indispensible tool for me. Especially as a sysadmin with non-admin users experiencing font cache issues. Empowering users with tools to remain productive is what I'm all about.

 I have recently added an option which purges spotlight indexes on startup volume from /.Spotlight-V100. This has been added due to some intermittent unresponsiveness when searching network volumes for some of my MCX clients.

 NOTE: Please use this feature (Reset Spotlight) with caution. This feature will purge all Spotlight indexes without a forced rebuild. This is recommended ONLY if you understand fully the contents of /.Spotlight-V100. Volume re-indexing may take minutes to several hours.

 Questions? Visit the NEW: FontNuke FAQ

 System Requirements
  • Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.x - Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9.x
Download For OS X 10.6.x - 10.9.x (version 1.2.2): 1.9MB

 For legacy OS X 10.4.x - 10.5.x (version 1.1.9): 4.5MB
« Last Edit: February 20, 2014, 05:55:05 AM by Software Santa »


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