good program to clean mac?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by gta50419, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. gta50419 macrumors 6502

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    what are some good programs to clean out macs junk,memory?
    I used cleanmymac & it worked well (cleaned about 2gb of space) but now my google chrome & utorrent don't work.

    anyone know any programs that doesn't do this?
     
  2. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    I wouldn't recommend using clean my mac (or any app that claims to clear space for that matter.) There have been tons of complaints about Clean my mac in particular deleting important files and causing problems down the road. It's best to do it manually and delete unneeded files in your home folder.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    Personally I don't use any of those, as they do more damage then good.

    Unless you're really suffering from space issues, let OSX manage its resources itself.
     
  4. Jolly Giant macrumors 6502a

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    as has been said, you don't need any 3rd party tools.

    if you're running low on space, move your iTunes and/or iPhoto libraries to an external drive.

    as for deleting apps, click here for instructions.
     
  5. gta50419 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ok thanks, i'll delete it manually next time.
     
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Just goes to show how messy cleanmymac is.
    There are threads on this in the forum "clean my mac cleaned too much."
     

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