How to clean my iMac?

Updated by Daisy on Oct 18, 2023

"How to clean my iMac? I was a former PC user and recently switched to Mac. I was looking for the tools I usually used in my PC like disk cleanup and defragment, does Mac also have similar tools? do they need to do cleanup or defragment?"

Although Mac OS X is generally considered to be faster, smoother and simpler than Windows OS, it still requires the occasional maintenance to keep it running at top performance. Files and applications will take up disk space, which will eventually cause your computer to run slower and slower. Basically, the more space you use up on your hard drive, the slower it will run. Once a Mac OS X hard drive is near capacity, it needs to be cleaned up.

Some tips for Macbook cleanup

1. Go to your application folder, removing all unused applications.

2. Remove all localization files not used for your language, this can free up to 2GB of space.

3. Open iPhoto and delete photos you no longer need. iPhoto has its own application trash so remember to empty that.

4. Open iTunes and delete all of the music and podcasts you no longer need.

5. Go through your Documents, Movies, and Pictures folder, deleting any junk you no longer use.

6. Clear out old email messages in Mail or other email programs.

7. Go to ~/Library/Caches/, and delete anything you see from applications you no longer have installed. Repeat the process in ~/Library/Preferences/.

8. Go to ~/Library/Safari/, and delete the "Icons" folder. 

9. If you don't need it, remove the Xcode installer, located in /Applications/Installers/.

10. Remove unnecessary iChat icons from ~/Pictures/iChat Icons/.

It is a time-consuming job to do everything on the list and hard to operate by yourself. With the help of Mac cleanup software, everything is easy. EaseUS CleanGenius offers an easy way to keep your Mac clean and healthy and lets it run smoother and faster. All types of Mac machine are supported like Mac Mini, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Pro.

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With its clean, you can easily clean up the system caches, system logs, user caches, user logs, trash, user downloads folder, Safari Internet cache and more just by one click for Mac OS X 10.7 or later Mac OS X.

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Clean up Mac fast: You can free more space on your Mac disk keeping your Mac healthy at all times. With a simple click from the utility, all junk files (System Caches, User Caches, System Logs, User Logs,  User Downloads, Trash, Safari Internet Cache and more) will be removed in just a matter of seconds.

Monitor disk space: It will show you the disk space available and will alert you in advance if the disk space is already running low. You can clean or move files to free up disk space to ensure that your Mac is running smoothly.

Disk Ejector: Using this one will allow you to eject the mounted drives, such as external storage disks, CD and DVD disks, SuperDrive, network storage and disk images.

Browser Plug-ins Cleanup: Support to clean up and remove browsers such as Safari, Chrome or Firefox plugins, cache, and cookies. Your browsing histories, bookmarks and downloaded files won't be cleaned.

Mac Uninstaller: "Uninstall Applications" safely and completely remove applications and their components, preferences, log files, etc.    Select an application, just one click, the application and its additional components will be removed.

Duplicates Finder: Duplicate files have the identical contents and waste the precious disk space. CleanGenius can easily find and remove duplicate files to reclaim the wasted disk space.

Disk Usage: Visualize the size of your files & folders and remove the unwanted large files to free up more disk space.

Free Memory: When the free memory of your Mac is insufficient, you can easily use CleanGenius to free memory and speed up your Mac for better performance.

Set Login Items: Unneeded applications may auto run every time when you start Mac. This will reduce your Mac performance. If you don't want an application to start every time you launch your Mac, just open CleanGenius and disable the startup items you find annoying.
Free download this Mac cleaner software to get your Macbook clean and healthy in seconds.

With its app uninstaller, you can completely remove applications and their associated files. Just dragging the application to the Trash bin is not a propery way to uninstall it, some applications leave behind settings and other files that still take up precious space on your hard drive, even if some files slow down your iMac.

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