Hi in today’s tutorial I’m going to show you little tips on how to clean your Mac on everything I’m going to show you today is free so there’s nothing that you’re going to have to pay for basically these are simple ways to clean your Mac keeping it optimize and fast and also making sure that hard drive space is not being used up by cache files and log files that have gotten blown up over time and you really can’t see them unless you kinda dig down deep into a whole bunch of folders so I’m gonna show you little tips on how to.
Find those log files those cache and also how to simply keep your computers random access memory or virtual memory as clean and as available as possible so that your applications will run faster and is not sluggish while you working so the first thing we’re gonna talk about is how to clean your memory so when I’m speaking about memory I’m talking about random access memory and one of the applications that I recommend for this which I’ve been using and I use actually throughout the day as I’m working is something called memory clean.
II will put a link to this in the comments area of this tutorial but you can download it for free here or you can get it in the Apple Store which it’s also free and when you download it just install it from the Mac App Store like any of the other apps install into your Applications folder look for the application called memory clean but eventually after it installs will put a little item up here this little clock item that will show you that you can clean I your memory from this little area so it makes it very.
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Available it also shows you how much memory you have available and if your memory goes in the red over here it usually means you probably need to clean it a call for this program is you actually do not have to restart your computer you can clean your memory or throughout the day so when is there a big memory hog that happens while you working you might ask one of the ways is when you’re in photoshop and you have done a lot of retouching in Photoshop and now that you’ve done with it.
You’re not really going to use Photoshop for lets say the next 2 hours but meanwhile there’s a whole bunch of cache that is space that is kinda being taken up by that program so a nice way to clean it would be using a program such as this and it’s free so all you do is come up here click on it and then you hit this little blue button called clean memory as you can see it’s going through the process so we were at shoot gigabytes let’s see if we get any more available.
I actually cleaned up before the tutorial so we won’t get too much more by Albert see what if we get a little bit more than 2.3 and here we go almost and its 88 percent nineb and so done and the in and look at that I doubt if you could buy as memory back your ex you now met 3.4 now people working now with interesting about this is really fall is when I get it earlier I only have one 165 available so imagine I went from 1.65.
Cue 3.1 to that a lot of extra gigabyte that can be used for running my application and as you can see nothing crashed everything still running so it’s not really that big a deal so again the applications for memory clean you install it you access it from here you here we memory and you can do this several times as you work on use your computer starting to get sluggish just come up here in between memory and you’ll see everything will speed up again but that’s not number one was there in September 2.
Keep your desktop adapter is possible so a lot of people keep their folder is as their applications and icon to log their desktop well it’s not a good idea because the more items you have on the desktop the slower their computers gonna run it’s a known fact that if you overload your desktop folders and files and you fill it up in some people I’ve seen people that fast have like a hundred files on them on and then a look and folders whatever not a good thing make a folder in your Documents folder and require you to stop.
Process staff folder at all leaky the items argue that fact that you’re actually using every single day and if your issue really there’s no need to have it on the desktop move it it’s probably not a good idea here and also i’ve seen situations where despot yes rock anything that’s on that desktop will also get average so it’s not a really great place to keep all your files via desktop I’d recommend cleaning it up the next item number three would be deleting startup items you don’t need running in the background.
Well the way to get your start a fight it is a very rapid menu buddy system preferences you go to user cams and from new user accounts you have to go to Login Items and as you can see I have two items that are starting up one is called total finder which is a plugin that I installed the my last and the second is iTunes helper which really starts out if I didn’t want total for under for whatever reason not to it was something that I didn’t hit me then I noticed it was in there.
I could do a check and I said hit the minus sign and get rid of it and this will not delete the file what we’ll do is not allow it to run on startup so only when I’m accessing what’s a photo finder which wouldn’t work in this case if the plugin but it was an application warehouse where amused when I open up that application those Apple those helpers and stuff we’re gonna rock on it’s not like it’s gonna stop it it’s okay to keep the items hope for in their.
Because we do you actually want that running in the background but if you didn’t have 45 more items in here and you said you know what I don’t need those running all the time just do a check in at minus and get them out if they’re from started of the items so that’s number three number for clearing clean up your hard drive well a lot of times people keep their hard right buildup pasady armed there is a way to look at how much is in your hard drive.
I’m you simply on the Finder go to so and let’s see here it is it’s our show status far I believe that’s the one for I’ll we definitely want to see how big these items are years how much space I have dealt with my dry if you go to whoa new and show status for the heart that yep that’s it share status for and you can actually see are the items that are coming up over here so I North Carolina space available but if this is like.
A gay were maybe under a gag I would be a little concerned that you have enough space so I would definitely recommend that should go in there and you actually the week some fought so a lot of people say well you know I’m your files on my desktop or am I supposed to do get an external hard drive drop some bombs on their them away you know you still have them available when you need them but they don’t need to all be on your local computer so that cleaning up your hard drive and the next one number five.
Is using a utility for me where you can delete the far cash and possibly empty the trash so one of the application by recommend for that is abhorred Arctic and here it is and I’ll literally I in the comment section for that as well I’m once you actually I download it you’re going to get the energy for older and now far in your downloads folder and here is the onyx application if the right loaded the PNG file and you fish gonna drag that from here to here is your Applications folder and.
Open it up want to open up that folder I I mean that file you’re going to you have something that looks like this and showed that so here’s why at this particular application looks like an it’s going to the first finally started out there a couple questions just say okay it’s been around for a little me startup check your hardest and that’s fine but we’re going to focus on one little area phonics which is cleaning right here so we’re gonna worked on that cleaning utility which is what we’re going to work on.
We’re gonna leave all the defaults and just execute not to cause any problem then we’re gonna go to the user area and were actually once you hit executed me that will do it in all of them but I would recommend that you kind of go through this and make sure that everything that’s left that is really what you want on what this does is a the leading the cash you know this successfully cashier the week cash here and here we need to be an ass fashion a couple about this you might want to delete the cookies but it’s not checked.
In the cookie will affect ask them if your internet password think so for you not interested in believing that that’s okay the population really important a lot of people then years and never do this but definitely helps a lot when you don’t have cash I’m it doesn’t believe the part that’s leading cache files that are just replaceable their not gonna was a problem the lock barbequing for the biggest bank because a lot of times nobody everything’s will be blocked father he’s far from from be really that I’ve seen them on computers picking up.
One megabyte space for a lot file that nobody ever told you that so that’s all that check then there’s the miscellaneous items that you can delete I’m some obsolete items has it now that previous I can fly very you may not need old I said library if you don’t notice that anything missing from your iTunes and you have a previous life for somewhere you may not need it but if you’re concerned about it you can always and checked that on and then a fourth it allows you to delete the trash here.
And you have two choices about the trash at this point if you hit execute which are often because it’ll stop this tutorial on it’ll go through the process of all of this and clean it up and will also feature your trash now or the reason widely the trash it’s important to some people put things in the trash but never actually MPs and obviously you can go to hear and go to empty trash you in the face bank but a lot of people just simply forget to do it they just on.
Empty the trash and what ends up happening is they don’t have the space on your hard drive because their treasure well fell why is that important again your programs need virtual space for virtual memory and it uses your hard drive space to run the program so if you’re wondering why we have Photoshop open and your mail program open in the web browser and said only you’re freezing your computer is going slow its run out of memory and it has no more manly lot of people say well by increased the Ramble speed up.
Well it depends whites well is it slow be close you have usual our Father caches that need be deleted or is it slow because of other reasons like the hard drive doesn’t have any space ninety percent of the people come over to me and say to me my computer is running slow and the first thing we do is check the space at the computer if we see that there is no space we definitely on know that that’s probably what the slowdown itself the best tips I can give you.
Is that five that have fun real and I would recommend are trying out this free program called onyx I would recommend trying out this free program for memory clean and definitely following the other maintenance steps that I but in this tutorial and I’m also gonna copy and paste that text father have those steps on it so that you’ll be able to refer back to them and that’s right amount on your computer thanks for listening and hope this helps speed up your computer and optimize your accolades for you.