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Is there a good software to clean Mac

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  • MacKeeper28 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 13, 2013 7:22 AM (in response to egnaim)

    CleanMyMac 2.  I have cleaned 91.76GB from my Mac, and I just got it last Christmas.  CleanMyMac has a friendly interface and functions for cleaning User Cache files, System Cache files, User Log files, System Log files, Broken Preferences, Broken Login Items, iOS Software Updates, iOS Photo Caches, Universal Binaries, Development Junk, and Language Files.  It also shows you Large and Old Files, de-duplicates your iPhoto library, cleans your Trash (on all drives), and uninstalls any non-CoreService .app file on your Mac.  You can get CleanMyMac 2 at http://macpaw.com/cleanmymac.

  • BradGilb Calculating status...
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    Oct 10, 2013 7:43 PM (in response to Linc Davis)

    Is it reasonable to attempt to remove caches and other unwanted things if you are trying to free up space or potentially speed up a computer that seems bogged down?

  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,065 points)
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    Oct 10, 2013 8:31 PM (in response to BradGilb)

    Hi BradGilb

     

    Please start a new Discussion.

     

    You are responding to a very old thread, and there is no assurance Linc Davis or anyone else will see your question and provide the answers you require. Your question deserves a thorough response, and a new question will solicit more interest. It's just the way this support site works.

     

    Thanks!

    MacBooks  iMacs  iPads  AirPorts, OS X Mountain Lion,  28 years Apple!
  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,320 points)
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    Oct 10, 2013 9:09 PM (in response to BradGilb)

    BradGilb wrote:

     

    Is it reasonable to attempt to remove caches and other unwanted things if you are trying to free up space or potentially speed up a computer that seems bogged down?

    John is correct, but I'll go ahead and share a few of my thoughts on this subject.

     

    Caches are quickly replaced, so removing them to save space will only give temporary relief. In addition, the whole reason for maintaining caches is to speed up your computing experience, both in terms of things like startup and login, as well as your Internet access to commonly used information.

     

    IMHO, the only reason to delete a cache is if you suspect it's somehow become corrupted. It's a troubleshooting technique and never something that should be done on some routine schedule.

  • PlotinusVeritas Level 6 Level 6 (13,625 points)
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    Oct 10, 2013 9:48 PM (in response to BradGilb)

    any question  that contains the words    "software...............clean, improve, my Mac"

     

    99 times out of 100 leads down a rabbit hole towards some nasty things you dont want on your Mac.

     

    Cache cleaner?


    Having "cache cleaner" on you Mac is as useless flip flops at the North Pole

  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (39,380 points)
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    Oct 10, 2013 10:01 PM (in response to MacKeeper28)

    After my testing of CleanMyMac 2, I would not trust it on my Mac at all. I found it to do dangerous things and give me absolutely no warning that is was going to do it. Luckly I did all of my testing of it on a clone os my system so I had nothing to lost but if it would have been installed on my system I would have been totally unhappy with what it did to the system disk after I ran. To get a running system again, I was forced to reformat the partition and clone another copy of my system to it again becuase CleanMyMac 2 had left it in such bad shape the partition was unrecoverable.

     

    I strongly recomment that CleanMyMac 2 be avoided.

     

    Allan

  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,065 points)
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    Oct 10, 2013 10:13 PM (in response to Allan Eckert)

    Allan, I suspect MacKeeper28 may be one of these.

     

  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (39,380 points)
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    Oct 10, 2013 10:18 PM (in response to John Galt)

    Yes, true. Of course with a user name like MacKeeper28 that sort of tell the whole story right there.

     

    Nothin like printing the directions on the heel of the boot, is there?

     

    Allan

  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,065 points)
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    Oct 10, 2013 10:21 PM (in response to Allan Eckert)

    But where have the other 27 gone?

     

  • SubSpace Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 30, 2013 10:07 AM (in response to Linc Davis)

    @Linc Davis

     

    Now That Sir Is maybe one of the Best & to the point & very Clear

    Lesson in how to look after a Mac I've Read in a long time.

    Even though this Thread was some time Back...

     

    People should Should Read....In Fact Personally I Think that should be a Sticky!!!!

     

    Nice!!

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