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A Piece of Advice on Cleaning Your Mac

Jennifer McDouglas,

Widgets are those applications on your desktop, such as a climate widget, a virtual aquarium, and a smart calendar. You might include any number of widgets on your desktop. However, you should remember that they will slow down the system’s work. First of all, you can delete the icons that are not in the use for a moment. It will free some part of your Mac’s memory. Also, one tip on how to clean a mac: get rid of unnecessary units and keep just the needed files/folders within your macOS.

Clear all unnecessary desktop files

Some amount of macOS customers is inclined to keep their files on a desktop just because it’s comfortable. However, their system needs to cope with all of these operations which, surely, effects their Mac’s performance. Thus, delete all the unnecessary files and apps and sort them out to a suitable folder.

Startup list cleaning

The majority of applications get included in the startup list after installation automatically. So, the fewer amount of applications are in the startup list, the better is the “economy of resources.” The system uses an incredible bargain from its resources in order to run the greater part of these applications and services anytime you start work on your Mac.

So you have to access System Preferences → Users and Groups → Select your account → Open the Login Items tab. This is where you can choose only apps that need to be immediately launched after your system is started.

Users&Groups Section

How to clean a Mac by scanning the disk for cache, logs, and temporary files

An outstanding way amongst the most common approaches is to clean the system’s hard drive from Browser Cache files, any temporary files, logs, and so on and so forth. In order to find this garbage, additional instruments may be enhanced like Disk Utility.

  • Run the Disk Utility and select your hard drive in the left menu.
  • Go to First Aid tab → Click the Check button → Repair.

The OS X will examine and fix the found errors. After this process, you have to check the home folder and some other folders for temporary files as well as for the cache files.

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Disk Utility Checking System in a Mac

Removing the biggest unused folders/files

You might find those biggest files manually or, alternatively, use special applications to make it.  In order to discover the biggest files manually try going to Finder → Select the folders with: music, images, documents, and so on and so forth → see the properties of the folders → watch the size in properties → delete those biggest and irrelevant files found.

This strategy may be effective, however, it requires some additional time. We propose the users to utilize the MacFly Pro app.

This app will scan every part of your Hard Drive (including the hidden files.) Afterwards, it will show your free space. In a visual way, it will propose you different features and will show details regarding the biggest folders and files so that you could remove them.

Features of MacFly Pro

After these basic tips, your Mac will run faster. Generally, your experience with OS X will be smooth and effective.