Disk Cleaner

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by serenesam, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. serenesam macrumors member

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    I was wondering if apps like “Disk Doctor,” “Clear Disk,” or “Disk Diet” from the App Store are necessary for your Mac?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Diagnostic applications like DiskWarrior can come in handy, but software to "clean" the drive of uninstalled apps is unnecessary
     
  3. serenesam thread starter macrumors member

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    I just think wouldn't the cache and languages just make you not have space?
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    The space savings for these folders/files is small compared to sizes of drives now a days.

    If you are still interested in removing them, then delete them yourself instead of getting an app
     
  5. serenesam thread starter macrumors member

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    I know how to delete the cache but I couldn't find anything on how to get rid off the language cutter here on this forum through the search.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    This may help: Freeing up drive space in Mac OS X

    You 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, with the risk of deleting something important in the process.
    These apps 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. In fact, deleting some caches can hurt performance, rather than help it, since more system resources are used and performance suffers while each cache is being rebuilt.
    Many of these tasks should only be done selectively to troubleshoot specific problems, not en masse as routine maintenance. OS X does a good job of taking care of itself, without the need for 3rd party software. Among other things, it has its own maintenance scripts that run silently in the background on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, without user intervention.
     

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