Xupport
Xupport 3.6.0
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Optimize your OS X installation, configure many hidden options.   Shareware ($19.90)
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  • Xupport has been discontinued
  • Developer
    Laurent Muller
Xupport is a multipurpose system utility for Mac OS X. It provides many features to configure hidden Mac OS X and Unix options, to increase system security and performance, to maintain and backup Mac OS X, and to dig deeper into the world of Unix. Xupport 3 is fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger), 10.5 (Leopard) and 10.6 (Snow Leopard), and is available as Universal Application for PowerPC and Intel Macs.

Key Features:
  • Access hidden System, Finder and Dock settings
  • Run native maintenance scripts
  • Reset file type settings (Rebuild Desktop)
  • Reset Finder
What's New
Version 3.6.0:
  • Mac OS X 10.6 - Snow Leopard Support
  • Improved stability on PPC Macs
  • Increased application performance on Intel Macs
  • Improved disk cloning process
  • Resolves an issue when displaying certain Unix manuals
  • Resolves an issue when canceling a deletion or backup process
  • Some other minor improvements and bug fixes
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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ver. 3.x:
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Panpagan commented on 23 Dec 2013
This was my preferred tool for years. I'm sad seeing it going abandoned.
[Version 3.6.0]


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Mark3785 reviewed on 22 Jul 2013
Abandonware. It hasn't been updated in years and the developer's site is gone. It was nice while it lasted but it has been incompatible since Lion. Annoying since it wasn't cheap.
[Version 3.6.0]


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Dradrienyouell commented on 16 Dec 2011
Laurent Müller seems to have gone out of business, no Xupport upgrade for Lion and his web pages are empty.
Pity, as others have said, Xupport was the best Maintenance utility. He was slow in getting out the Snow Leopard upgrade. Fare thee well if you are ill Laurent. Adrien x
[Version 3.6.0]


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+5

Jbmelby reviewed on 01 Nov 2009
Thanks very much for the much-needed update!
[Version 3.6.0]


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Yappa commented on 31 Oct 2009
This has always been my favourite. Some very powerful features. Lead the pack too, before there was a 'pack'. Since I installed SL (10.6) I have waited, hoping ... :-)
[Version 3.6.0]


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jbmelby commented on 02 Sep 2009
It's unfortunate, because I've used Xupport for years and have found it to be one of my most valuable utilities -- but it's been almost impossible for me to find out when, or even if, there will be a Snow Leopard-compatible version. No one at Applicorn ever seems to answer e-mail, and I never hear about updates until I receive a note that one is available. I sincerely hope that a version for 10.6 will come out soon, but in any event, Applicorn's business model obviously leaves a great deal to be desired. It's almost as though they don't care if they have any customers or not -- and maybe they don't.
[Version 3.5]


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Dana Sutton commented on 13 Jan 2009
It lets you rebuild your desktop???? Wow, that's a blast from the past!
[Version 3.5]


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Xupport (developer) commented on 12 Jan 2008
This is a developer message to all users who have problems with invisible file.
1. This is not a bug at all - This is a feature.
In Xupport-Settings-Finder there is a option called "Show hidden files and folders". If this option is activated the Finder will display "all" files (including hidden system files as .DS_Store).
2. This option can easily be reset. Open Xupport and go to Settings-Finder, deactivate the "Show hidden files and folders" option or click the "Defaults" button. THEN restart the Finder (or the Computer) to make the changes take effect.

If you anyway have problems to make them invisible again, please contact me at http://www.applicorn.com.
[Version 3.4.2]


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Macroxx commented on 12 Jan 2008
I have a problem with invisible files. Xupport made them visible, but it can't make them invisible again. I tried it several times, but Xupport always fails to make them invisible. Xupport also has problems finding the Terminal... I wonder where I have hidden it. Ohh, it's in the standard folder, I haven't moved the Terminal out of it. But Xupport keeps asking for the Terminal.

Xupport says it's the "swiss army knife" and that might be true, because both don't really work.

:-(
[Version 3.4.2]


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macrat commented on 07 Mar 2007
Before I upgraded to 3.3.1, Xupport worked very well. However, the first time I used it after the upgrade, it gave me problems...After it finished, I had it set to restart. When my machine restarted, things were messed up. I couldn't use the mouse, PPPoE settings were gone, etc. etc....I'll uninstall it and go back to the previous version or just forget it.
[Version 3.3.1]


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Joshua McGlyn had trouble on 08 Nov 2007
I used Xupport 3.3 to hide icons from my desktop when I was using Tiger. I've upgraded to Leopard and I want to make icons visible on my desktop. Since Xupport is currently unavailable on Leopard, I can't restore the icons. I tried the uninstaller. Still not working. Any idea to resolve this problem? Thanks.
[Version 3.3.3]

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Xupport (developer) replied on 13 Nov 2007
1. Open the Terminal application (Utilities folder)
2. Paste the following command line and press enter:
defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool No
3. Re-login or restart.
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Cyril Blanc had trouble on 05 Mar 2006
I have tried to move my VM files to my second HD.

Xupport does not propose my second HD in "Swap Storage Volume"
[Version 3.1.9]

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michaeldmartin replied on 13 May 2006
It would be too slow.. VM is already slow on the internal hd, going through USB will make it even SLOWER.

otsu rated on 06 Apr 2013

[Version 3.6.0]


Downloads:94,049
Version Downloads:10,560
Type:Utilities : System
License:Shareware
Date:30 Oct 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $19.90
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Xupport is a multipurpose system utility for Mac OS X. It provides many features to configure hidden Mac OS X and Unix options, to increase system security and performance, to maintain and backup Mac OS X, and to dig deeper into the world of Unix. Xupport 3 is fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger), 10.5 (Leopard) and 10.6 (Snow Leopard), and is available as Universal Application for PowerPC and Intel Macs.

Key Features:
  • Access hidden System, Finder and Dock settings
  • Run native maintenance scripts
  • Reset file type settings (Rebuild Desktop)
  • Reset Finder information (.DS_Store)
  • Clean system and application log files
  • Clean browser caches, cookies, Web icons, ...
  • Delete files and folders with administrator privileges
  • Network optimizer
  • Virtual memory optimizer (swap)
  • Access hidden server settings (afp, http, ssh, ftp, smb)
  • Create additional shared directories (Share Points)
  • Advanced firewall interface (ipfw)
  • Create bootable backups
  • Create backup disk images for software restoration
  • Browse hidden system files and folders
  • Display system integrated unix manual pages (man)
  • Mac OS X shortcuts collection
  • Mac OS X error codes collection
  • ASCII table and conversion


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