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Too Many Junk Files on Mac, Can I Delete in One Click?

By Lois Green, Monday, March 20, 2017

One way to free up storage space in Mac is to delete junk files in hard drive. These junk files include files in Trash, system files such as caches, temporary files. It is a piece of cake to empty trash can in the Mac.

however when it comes to system files, regular users have absolute no clue about where to find the files and what these files do in their Macs. If you are one of the users, you may want to make use of Dr. Cleaner, a professional Mac cleaner that can:

  • Scan out system files that are safe to delete in your Mac;

  • Enable you to delete the junk files in one click.

Still wonder how this Mac cleaner works? Click the download button below to free download the app from Mac app Store and follow below steps to clean up hard drive in your Mac.

Download Cleaner

Delete Junk Files in One Click

Step 1. Launch Dr. Cleaner on your Mac. The main window shows four different type of Mac files that you can delete with Dr. Cleaner.

Step 2. To delete system files in the Mac, choose the first one "Junk Files".

Scan out Junk Files on Mac

Step 3. Click Scan to allow the app to scan out system files that are safe to delete. The scanning takes a little longer if there are too many junk files in your Mac.

Step 4. After scanning, the program will display the junk files in different categories: Application Caches, Application Logs, iTunes Temporary Files, Mail Caches, Trash Can, Browser Caches.

View Junk Files on Mac

Tip: To better sort out the junk files, click Sort Button on Dr.Cleaner to sort out the files by date and size.

Step 5. Select the files that you don't need, and click "Next". The program will begin to clean junk files.

Clean Junk Files on Mac

Are Junk Files on Mac Safe to Delete?

Before select the junk files to delete, you may want to know what these junk files exactly do in your Mac and make sure that they are safe to delete.

Application Caches

The files are used by native or third-party applications to store temporary information and speed up load time. Generally, caching is a good thing, which can improve applications' performance. However, over time, the caches data will grow too larger and occupy storage space.

Application Logs

A log file of an application records various type of events of an application, such as errors, informational events and warnings, such as a failure audit of logon failure.

iTunes Temporary Files

The files are created by iTunes as a backup or cache file, usually containing raw data that is used as intermediary step in converting content to other formats. Temporary files are supposed to be automatically deleted after iTunes is closed, but it was not always the case.

Mail Caches

These are caches data of Mail app on your Mac.

Trash Can

It contains files that you have moved to trash can in Mac. There are multiple trash cans in the Mac. Except for the main trash can that we could find in the right corner of Dock, iPhotos, iMovie, Mail all have their own trash can.

Browser Caches

Browser caches are caches files of Safari, Google Chrome and other browsers, which contain information about the web pages that you have visited, for example.

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