Getting rid of and deleting old, unwanted files on your Mac is a great way to free up your limited storage space. It can even speed up your Mac dramatically. However, there is a common mistake nearly every Mac user makes when attempting a thorough system spring clean…
Mac OS X Trash – Not Always What it Seems…
No doubt you have noticed the lovely metal Trash Can icon siting pretty in your Mac dock. This is your main Mac trash file, but not your ONLY one! Did you know that every hard drive on your computer has its own trash file? And are you aware every external hard drive you connect to your machine i.e. a USB pen drive, also harbours separate trash files. Even different softwares, apps and programs such as the popular iPhoto or Aperture, keep there data debris separate to your main Mac trash can folder.
So whenever you make the effort to ‘Empty’ your main Mac Trash can, there is still potentially huge piles of virtual waste sitting in other trash files throughout your computer and external devices. While these mini trash heaps are not going to cause your beloved Apple Mac any harm – they won’t spout toxic furry green hairs or give off rancid fumes, but they will clog up valuable memory space and even cause your Mac to run slow.
How to Delete ‘ALL’ Mac OS X Trash Files
Unless you have a memory like Rain Man and can keep track of every computerized bin you have dumped waste into, the easiest way to do a thorough spring clean and eradicate every useless file, freeing up the maximum amount of storage space possible, is to use a professional Mac cleaner tool. We have compared the impressive abilities and all the pros and cons of the very best Mac cleaners in the business, in our ‘Mac Cleaner Comparison Review’.
While most top professional Mac Cleaners dig deep and delete all of your Trash files, not every app provides the massive benefit of being able to use individual cleaning tools, as and when you need them. You may not want to perform whole system scans and big data debris flushes. Often you just want to empty your trash files to free up space and give a little performance boost. Macpaws award winning CleanMyMac 2 software provides a brilliant tool called ‘Trash Cleanup’. It is dedicated to maintaining your Mac trash. It instantly rats out all of your hidden trash files and shows you how much space you can free up. Unlike every other Mac Cleaners trash feature, CleanMyMacs will display a list of all the uncovered waste files, enabling you to restore any you decide to keep before they are deleted for good at the click of a button.
I’m in love with this powerful mini tool and use it often – whenever my Mac’s system performance is slowing down or I suspect my various trash files are starting to bulge. It is wonderfully simple to use. So if you fancy learning how to delete ‘All’ your Mac trash files in flash, click here to Watch CleanMyMac 2 Trash Cleanup in action…
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