How to Clean My Mac OS X

By Lois Green, Friday, March 17, 2017

Lack of storage on Mac, MacBook Pro/Air is the culprit of a slow Mac. There are mainly three situations that your Mac is lack of storage:

To optimize your Mac's performance, we introduce Dr. Cleaner, an free, all-in-one Mac cleaner for all these three situations. It can:

  • Identify system files that can be safely removed from hard drive;.

  • Scan out duplicate files and delete the copies;

  • Sort out big files by kind, size, date at once, making it easier for you the identify useless files;

  • Uninstall apps completely, including not only the app itself, but the related app data.

The program are applicable to Mac OS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, OS X Yosemite, Mountain Lion and another old version of Mac OS X. Click download button below to get the program from Mac App Store.

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Your Mac is Clogged With Too Much Junk Files

After being used for a long time, your Mac or MacBook could be full of old files that you don't need any more. These junk files include unwanted videos, audio, photos, system files (application caches, temporary files, etc.), documents and more. 

Of course, you can search for unwanted video, audio, pictures, documents from Finder. But it is inconvenient to look through all files in your Mac to identify the ones that you don't need. And for system files, it could be unsafe because most users can't identify files that can be safely deleted. Therefore, you need the help of Dr. Cleaner. 

Clean System Files

Step 1. On the main window of Dr.Cleaner, click "Junk Files" option in the left column. 

Step 2. Click "Scan" and give it a few seconds to scan out all removeable system files on your Mac, such as application caches, application logs, mail caches, browser caches, iTunes temporary files. Tick the files and click "Next".

Step 3. The program will then ask you to confirm your selections, click "Remove" and it will begin to delete system files from hard drive. 

Clean System Junk Files on Mac

Get Rid of Unwanted Big Files

Then you can click "Big Files" to scan out and delete the files that you need no more. What makes Dr. Cleaner stand out is that the program can sort out files that is 10 MB and larger so that you don't look through every single files on your Mac. And instead of sorting out the files by only size, date, or kind, the program allows you to organize the files by the combination of size/date/kind, which will help you identify the unwanted files more quickly.

Clean Big Files on Mac

Install Too Many Applications That You Seldom Use

There must be some Applications that you have installed on your Mac for a long time but seldom use them. These useless apps just sit there and take up space in your Mac.

Comparing to uninstalling apps manually, Dr.Cleaner can clean up the app thoroughly with all its app data deleted. Just click "App Manager" and choose the app you want to uninstall. You can tick both the app itself and app data to delete at once.

Clean App and App Data on Mac

Note: To uninstall application in Dr.Cleaner, you need to purchase and upgrade to Dr. Cleaner Pro. Otherwise, you'll need to go to the located folder and delete the app data manually.

Receive or Download Same Files Repeatedly

You may download or receive some files for several times without noticing them. Your Mac could gain much free space after deleting extra copies of these files.

Tip: To delete duplicate files, you'll need to purchase and upgrade to Dr. Cleaner Pro.

This feature will display all the duplicate files and their locations. Therefore, even though you don't upgrade to Dr. Cleaner Pro, you can simply click the located folder of the copies, then the folder will pop up so that you can delete the copies manually.

Clean Duplicate Files on Mac

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