Clean, optimize, and maintain your Mac with the allnew CleanMyMac 3. A powerful and comprehensive cleaning solution, CleanMyMac scans every inch of your system, removes gigabytes of junk in just a couple clicks and monitors the health of your Mac for optimal performance. When it comes to cleaning your Mac, Smart Cleanup knows best. When you launch CleanMyMac for the first time, simply click Scan.
And you’re on your way to quickly and safely decluttering your machine. While searching your Mac and compiling a list of all the junk, CleanMyMac scans the following areas: System Junk like outdated cache files, old logs, broken app data and more. iPhoto Junk which looks through your iPhoto libraries to find unneeded originals of modified photos. Mail Attachments like local copies of attachments that you’ve opened.
Or viewed in Mail, all of which are easily recoverable if you ever actually need them again. iTunes Junk including old iOS device backups, update files, and corrupt and incomplete downloads. Trash Bins deleted items located in trash folders on your internal and external drives, as well as iPhoto and Mail trash bins. Large and Old files this can help you get rid of chunky files that you’ve.
Forgotten about that are still hogging space. Don’t worry if the scan takes a while, chances are, your Mac has tons of junk on it. So it can take a bit to gather it all in one place during your first scan. After the first cleaning, scanning your Mac will be a much faster process. Once the scan has finished, leanMyMac displays the total amount that has been smartselected for removal. The only files that are automatically selected are those that neither you.
Nor your Mac’s operating system will ever need. User generated files are never included in CleanMyMac’s smart selection. So, if you need space fast, you can always just click Clean and know that CleanMyMac will only remove what is safe to delete. And with Smart Cleanup, that’s usually the easiest and best thing to do. However, you can also quickly exclude modules from the smart selection in the Smart Cleanup module. Do note, however,.
That files in the Large and Old Files module always require review. Why? Because those are files that you’ve created, and CleanMyMac never deletes personal files without your permission. After scanning, if you need to, you can go through the individual modules to manually review files, or to clean them individually. But for now, just go back to the Smart Cleanup module. And click Clean to start cleaning up your Mac!.
Enjoy a clean, happy Mac. See what CleanMyMac 3 can do for you. Download the free trial today, and be sure to check out our other tutorials for more detailed information about each module.
CleanMyMac 3 How To Clean Up Your Mac System
The System Junk module in CleanMyMac 3 makes cleaning up all the extra junk on your Mac’s operating system a breeze. It knows what to clean, and what not to, making it safer than ever for you to have complete control over your Mac. To start, just click Scan. System Junk automatically locates and can safely remove things like language files, logs, caches, broken preferences and login items, to achieve maximum performance and reclaim free space.
Once your scan is complete, you first get a summary of the scan results. It includes items that have been smart selected. However, here you can also view the total amount found. In the System Junk module, the files that have been smart selected are system files that neither you nor your system need, making them 100% safe to remove. You can then proceed with an automatic, oneclick clean up. Or, if you want to take a closer look, just click on Review Details, which gives you a complete breakdown of the items found. For example:.
Appspecific language files, which give your apps the ability to operate in multiple languages, but do you really need 10 plus languages for every app installed on your Mac? Probably not. User cache files are intended to improve startup time by caching application data. Sometimes they accumulate too much junk and result in improper app functioning or an overall drop in performance. OS X Localizations, which are similar to appspecific language files, but apply to the apps built into the Mac operating system.
System log files that are only helpful if you are super techie and need to debug your default Mac apps. iOS Photo Cache. What’s that? Well, after you sync photos with any of your iOS devices, some photos stay cached on your Mac. This data only wastes space after the sync is done. User log files, which are similar to system log files, but are left over by thirdparty apps you install.
Universal Binaries, which come bundled together with applications.These files allow applications to run on older Mac machines. Your Mac doesn’t need those, so why keep them around? System cache files that eventually become outdated and begin to pile up on your Mac, resulting in decreased performance and wasted space. Files leftover on your system from previously uninstalled apps. Development Junk, which is a group of support files that are created when installing an app.
These files should be, and typically are, removed after installation, however sometimes they can hang around. Broken preference files that can cause major problems with your apps. Deleting these broken files can often make your apps operate correctly again. And lastly, broken login items. These are basically mentions of previously uninstalled applications in your system’s list of apps to launch at system startup. Note that if you are sure you will never want to remove a particular item.
Or file, you can always add it to CleanMyMac’s Ignore List, and it won’t be revealed in the scan results ever again. To do this, right or controlclick a file, and select Ignore in the Future from the contextual menu. Once you’re satisfied with what’s selected, simply click Clean and let CleanMyMac take care of the rest. When you’re all done, you can view a log of all the items that were removed. Or go back and review items that were left,.