Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Some of my best friends backup their Mac’s files. How does one go about cleaning unnecessary files from all those connected devices? All you need is a free app and a need to clean what you probably don’t know about.
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Let me be perfectly clear. And honest. Together. If you’re cloning your Mac’s disk drive as a backup, then whatever clutter the Mac has, the backup has.
You’re not likely to come upon another free app that massages your OCD gene the way CleanMyDrive massages your Mac’s innards.
Do you know what’s floating around on your Mac’s disk drive, and equally floating, in a static-like way, of course, on those external USB and FireWire storage units that hum in ways only you and dogs can hear?
There are plenty of those nasty .DS_Store files you can’t even see. Nasty? Nasty is in the eye of the beholder. CleanMyDrive finds them and zaps them into digital oblivion (except they keep coming back; you know, like Hillary Clinton and Arnold Schwarzenegger).
CleanMyDrive also cleans Thumbs.db files, .Spotlight files, hidden trash files, and moves them to the Mac’s Trash where they can be trashed when you empty the Trash.
Just in case you think there’s not enough value in CleanMyDrive’s free status, like a good watchdog it monitors your disk drive’s free space (by probably monitoring what’s not free, too).
Click the pop down menu from the Menubar and watch all the action in living but digitally enhanced color. Not only can it move files to the Trash it can trash them, too.
In a hurry to make a Walmart run or vacate the premises as the gun police arrive?
CleanMyDrive also ejects all those external storage devices with a click. Eject All.
It even ejects those pesky DMG drives. All that is free. I don’t know how the business model works, but I do know that .DS_Store files can multiply faster than rumors about Apple’s impending doom. This is somewhat akin to The Mac App You Think You Want But Don’t Really Need.