What’s taking up all the space on your Mac’s hard drive (besides music, that is)? Sometimes it’s hard to pinpoint exactly what files are just sitting there and eating up space. That’s where CleanMyMac 2 comes in.
I’ve been running CleanMyMac 2 on my iMac for a while now, but recently started using it on my DJ laptop (a MacBook Pro). I’ve run it a few times and saved somewhere in the neighborhood of 19-20 GB of space. Here’s a quick breakdown on how it works:
Automatic Cleanup with CleanMyMac 2
First, download a copy of CleanMyMac here. Once you’ve installed the software, open it and click scan.It’ll begin checking your hard drive for unnecessary files that can be removed:
click scan to start system cleanup
Once the software is finished scanning it will display how much space it can save you. You can then click “clean” to get rid of the unnecessary files
next just click clean to get rid of files you don’t need
System Cleanup with CleanMyMac 2
system cleanup with CleanMyMac 2
CleanMyMac 2 helps save space by removing system files that the average user doesn’t need. Â For example, it gets rid of multiple language packs for several applications, as well as other things like development files and application caches.The section that interested me the most was the “Large & Old Files” section
Cleaning Old Files with CleanMyMac 2
deleting old files with CleanMyMac 2
This function of the software is designed to help you get rid of files that you haven’t used in a long time. As you can see, there are tons of files I can get rid of to save space. I used to spin video so there are tons of video files I need to delete as well as some cleanup to do to my music library.*Take some time and go down this list instead of blindly deleting files, some of them may be useful!
Other than removing files from your drive, CleanMyMac 2 comes with a great uninstaller function that properly deletes apps from your mac. There’s also an Eraser function which is like a more sophisticated trash function (it gets rid of files immediately instead of sending them to the trash). All said, it’s turned out to be an easy to use solution to clean up unwanted and unused files.