Cleaning up a mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by 06Honda, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. 06Honda macrumors regular

    May 25, 2011
    I had my mac for a few months now and was wondering if it is a good idea to run an app to clean up any old files etc. My MacPro Laptop works great using Snow Leopard with no issues but i have tried a few apps that have since been deleted. Thanks for any info.
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Not necessary unless you are having performance issues.
  3. agentphish macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2004
    yeah don't install that mac protector garbage that's floating around or mac cleaner or symantec or any of that trash.
  4. 06Honda thread starter macrumors regular

    May 25, 2011
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    You really don't need "cleaner" or "maintenance" apps to keep your Mac running well, and some of these apps can do more harm than good. Most only remove files/folders or unused languages or architectures, which does nothing more than free up some drive space. It will not make your Mac run faster or more efficiently, since having stuff stored on a drive does not impact performance, unless you're running out of drive space.

    Mac OS X does a good job of taking care of itself, without the need for 3rd party software.

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