FREE App that cleans up hard drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by alansaysstop, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. alansaysstop macrumors regular

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    Hey guys, I have a mac mini that's been running a little slow lately, I was just wondering if there's a free program out there that will delete unneeded files, defrag, clean up, etc etc.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    CleanmyMac isn't free but it works great. You could also use YASU to do your various system maintenance things like clearing caches and clearing logs and stuff like that.
     
  3. jmann macrumors 604

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    I like DiskInventoryX, it is a good way to see what is taking up the most space.
     
  4. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    I used it, but it was epicly slow. Daisy Disk is absolutely incredible. Not free, but has a decent trial...
     
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    That's because the last release of DIX was in 2004 or something. The updated version is GrandPerspective.
     
  6. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    Daisy Disk is great. But if you want something faster than diskinventoryX and still is free you can use OmniDiskSweeper. It doesn't have a graphic interface, its more a textual representation of the disk. It is quick and you can still look at the results as it is sizing so you don't have to wait forever to get the results you want.
     
  7. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Daisy Disk has one of the sickest interfaces of any app though.
     
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    Daisy Disk is freakin awesome. I agree. It's super quick and the interface is really really cool. Very well done app.
     

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