App to delete hidden, forgotten files

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Kobayagi, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. Kobayagi macrumors 6502a


    Dec 18, 2012

    Does anyone know a useful app to delete hidden or forgotten files from apps you already deleted. I use ''AppCleaner'' to delete apps and it also deletes certain small files the apps make while using them. But I've discovered AppCleaner doesn't hunt down :D the hidden files and I've found some of apps I deleted a long time ago.

    So my question is: is there a app that scans your current app database and deletes left over app files from apps that you already deleted?

    Rather a free version, since I won't be using the app too often, but a paid one is also okay if it's reasonably priced. :)

  2. benwiggy macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    Most "cleaners" are more trouble than they're worth.

    There may be a few files around, but there's no sure-fire way for an app to know whether a file is associated with a (now deleted) app.

    The amount of space from vestigial files is likely to be very small. I'd be surprised if there was as much as 1Mb of such files on your disk.
  3. Kobayagi thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Dec 18, 2012
    Yea I'm guessing it won't be much combined. A few older apps all had like 20-50 kb in files left in the folder. But I was just curious to see if there is a more effective app for deleting other apps.

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