Disk Cleanup

Discussion in 'iMac' started by chuan, May 14, 2011.

  1. chuan macrumors member

    May 7, 2011

    Being a windows user for the past 15 years, I was looking up ways to defrag my iMac and learned that there is probably no need to defrag.

    However, there are mixed views as to if the iMac should have what's equivalent to "Disk Cleanup."

    Could you please shed some light on that?

  2. firestarter macrumors 603


    Dec 31, 2002
    Green and pleasant land
    You don't need to do this. OSX doesn't typically slow down over time (as Windows sometimes does).

    Apps that create cache files typically keep them under control. There shouldn't be any temporary or other files that you need to manage (apart from files you yourself download).

    Just keep your main drive with at least 20% free and don't worry about it.
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    You don't need to defrag or "clean" your Mac. Many of the "cleaner" apps do nothing to improve your Mac's performance and some can even cause harm. Just relax and enjoy your Mac.

    About disk optimization with Mac OS X

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