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How to Clean Up Mac Hard Drive

Monica Jessop,

One of the reasons why Mac devices can get slow is the hard disk space that is already full of unused applications and files. When this problem happens, there is really a need for your Mac to update its hard drive and clean it to improve the performance and free up extra space for other important files. But how to clean your Mac hard drive?

To make free space on hard drive Mac, follow these simple steps:

Empty Trash

This is one of the simplest things that every Mac users should be aware of. It will really help to make space on the hard drive if Trash is emptied more often. Even if you are not sure of what files to delete in your Trash, just try to delete some of it because it is not really practical to keep your files accumulating in your Trash bin.

Remove Unnecessary Applications

Mac OS is pre-installed with applications such as Microsoft Office, FileMaker and a lot more. Some of them are not really necessary so it’s better to remove some of them to reclaim an extra space for your other important applications. You can do this by opening the Application folder and dragging any unused apps in the Trash and then emptying it.

It is practical to delete any files that you don’t need or store them on other external devices such as DVD’s and CD’s. You can even run free applications such as Disk Inventory X that will tell you which files are taking much of your hard drive space and you will know what to delete or keep for future use.

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Run Utilities

There are a lot of utilities that will do Mac clean up effectively and some of them are MacKeeper, Onyx, CleanMyMac, etc. These apps can clean out your system caches, unneeded files, log files, duplicated apps, and other data. Also, we would recommend you MacFly Pro which will help you clean your hard drive very quickly.

Clear Cache Files

Web browsers normally store downloaded pages and cache files. This can be helpful because you can reuse these files. If you have changed the account, there is no need to remember it. Cache can keep it. However, these cache files also eat up your disk space and you just need to free some space to improve its performance.

Conclusions on how to clean Mac hard drive

Take up all these tips on how to clean out the hard drive and start applying them to your Mac. As soon as you finish doing it in your Mac you will notice that your system will have more space for important files and speed up the Mac performance too.