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Old Jan 15, 2013, 04:48 PM   #26
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I ran CleanMyMac the time I installed Mt. Lion. My last scan was last January 9, '13 and it recovered a total space of 11.15GB....
What was the 11.15GB of data?
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 12:42 AM   #27
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I have no idea. I was at shock too when I realized the app freed about 11GB of files.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 03:58 AM   #28
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I have no idea. I was at shock too when I realized the app freed about 11GB of files.
you better know what you're deleting next time..
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 08:52 AM   #29
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For all those people wondering about this... I recommend doing some of your own digging to understand what is going on. 90% of programs do leave files behind. Want to see them? After you deleted the app and emptied your trash open a terminal and run:

cd /
sudo du -ah | grep <program name>

Substitute the <program name> for a part of the name of the program you are deleting. All this is doing is listing all the files that match that string.

Example, if I delete a program called "bookclub", I'd probably run 'sudo du -ah | grep bookclub.

Most of the time you'll find a handful of very small files. Nothing to be concerned about.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 05:39 PM   #30
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For all those people wondering about this... I recommend doing some of your own digging to understand what is going on. 90% of programs do leave files behind. Want to see them? After you deleted the app and emptied your trash open a terminal and run:

cd /
sudo du -ah | grep <program name>

Substitute the <program name> for a part of the name of the program you are deleting. All this is doing is listing all the files that match that string.

Example, if I delete a program called "bookclub", I'd probably run 'sudo du -ah | grep bookclub.

Most of the time you'll find a handful of very small files. Nothing to be concerned about.
What does du do? and -ah?

And that command don't do anything for me, example I have GeekTool installed and when I type:

sudo du -ah | grep GeekTool

NOTHING happens and nothing shows up.

And doesn't using this following method include 100% ALL FILES?

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Old Jan 16, 2013, 07:29 PM   #31
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 10:49 PM   #32
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Or not. Like the other apps mentioned here, it's not necessary.
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Old Apr 13, 2013, 09:10 PM   #33
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Don't Do it....

I installed CleanMyMac2. It did it's job. Now after 2 days of support from Apple, I am having to reformat my entire HD and I lost everything. CleanMyMac will go in and delete system preferences, DNS setting and a host of valuable items making your Mac inoperable. I called CleanMyMac for support first. i got a guy from Cambodia, he knew nothing. Emails CleanMyMac with a promise of support. Nothing. I lost it all. I even paid for this program. Not even going to try to get my money back, I am sure that would fall on deaf ears too.
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Old Apr 14, 2013, 08:24 AM   #34
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I have heard bad things about that app. It wipes out your entire drive. I am skeptical because of the amount of times you see it advertised on pop up windows...
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Old Apr 25, 2013, 11:24 AM   #35
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Ive used Cleanmymac for yrs now..never had a problem. People that screw things up when using must not know what they are doing.
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Old Apr 25, 2013, 11:28 AM   #36
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Ive used Cleanmymac for yrs now..never had a problem. People that screw things up when using must not know what they are doing.
As stated earlier, while you may not have experienced problems yet, enough people have that it's wise to warn users, especially since the app is unnecessary at best.
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