trash not cleaning up with clean my mac?!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iceman600, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. iceman600 macrumors member


    Nov 17, 2010
    ok here is my set up...
    i have a data doubler and all my media is stored in there and a SSD as my main drive. i got clean my mac app that is setup to monitor my trash if its on a 5GB and it will empty it. problem is it doesnt. even if i do a scan and clean it...

    and i found out on the app that when i click the trash to do a "just trash" clean up, it just sees what i have been deleted from my SSD drive. all the trash i deleted from my other hard drive was not seen.

    why is that?! is the trash on my main drive diffrent frm my media drive? (data doubler)

    is there any way i can fix that? thanks...:confused:
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    I would not recommend CleanMyMac, based on the number of complaints that have been posted in this forum and elsewhere. As an example: CleanMyMac cleaned too much. While you may not have experienced problems yet, enough people have that it's wise to avoid it, especially since there are free alternatives that have better reputations, such as Onyx.

    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.

    Mac 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.

    Yes, each drive has its own trash.

    You may find some useful ideas here:

    You can't empty the Trash or move a file to the Trash
    Solving Trash Problems
    Can't move files to trash
    Can't Empty Trash on a Mac
  3. iceman600 thread starter macrumors member


    Nov 17, 2010
    Thanks about that clean my mac thingy :) now i know :)

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