The only way to see the rest of your Mac is to simply click on the Apple menu in the top right corner and select “About this Mac” > click on “Storage Space”. Not only can you view the used storage space and the remaining space, but the system will also sort the used space, so that you can clear the file that knows what type it is “occupying” your computer.
In the above storage management page, click “Manage” to use the official method to clean up the Mac space. At this point, you can find that there are four line selections, including “stored in iCloud”, “optimized storage space”, “automatically empty the trash” and “avoid mess”.
Click “Save in iCloud”, the system will keep the files you have recently opened on the desktop and in the manuscript. If you have not opened it for a long time, it will be uploaded to iCloud and delete the original file on Mac.
The option to “optimize storage space” does not really work. When you click this option, the system will automatically delete the iTunes videos you have watched, as well as automatically delete email attachments that have not been opened for a long time.
“Automatically clearing the trash”, as the name suggests, is to keep only files within 30 days of the spam. If it exceeds 30 days, it will be deleted automatically.
Open the “Open to avoid clutter” page, the system will identify and filter out large files and files that you may no longer need, and in the left tab bar you can sort these files by type.
Taking the “application” classification as an example, the system will detect that I have installed two versions of NetEase cloud music and will identify it as “duplicate” and all I need to do is to change the old version that I don’t need. Just fine.
“iOS files” tend to occupy the most space, because some are mobile phone backups, one backup will be twenty or thirty G, some even have hundreds of G, and sometimes more than one backup, in time out of date Backup deletion will greatly reduce the burden on your Mac storage space.
Stronger third-party cleanup software
I believe everyone has already seen that using Apple’s own manager to clean up storage space is not only cumbersome, but also not very useful. At this time, some third-party cleaning software is more powerful.
The first cleanup software to be introduced to everyone is also my own CleanMyMac 3.
Sometimes when you want to clean up space, you often don’t know which files can be deleted, and which files are system files, data files, etc. cannot be deleted. CleanMyMac 3’s “self-cleaning” can identify both. After scanning, click Clean to delete all files that are no longer needed.
In addition, CleanMyMac 3 comes with an application uninstaller. The conventional uninstallation method often leaves behind some files such as user data, which is what we often call “application residue”. Uninstalling through the uninstaller can not only delete the application’s ontology but also take these “application residues” together.
In peacetime, some users who are relatively privacy-conscious may periodically delete files such as information, browsing records, etc. that may leak privacy. These files are often scattered in different software, and it is relatively troublesome to delete one by one, and CleanMyMac 3 can collect these private files, and users only need to clean them regularly.
The rest of the functions such as cleaning application extensions, shredders, etc. are not introduced one by one. Basically, the functions on CleanMyMac 3 are the same as their names, mainly around cleaning up the Mac. In general, CleanMyMac 3 will be much cleaner than the system’s own cleaning method, and the operation is simpler and more intuitive.
Also known as CleanMyMac 3 is Macbooster 7. Like CleanMyMac 3, Macbooster 7 not only integrates features such as cleaning up system spam, application uninstaller, privacy removal, etc., but also adds memory cleanup, one-click acceleration, and virus killing.
In addition, Macbooster 7 will handle duplicate files more friendly than CleanMyMac 3, and it will be more convenient to operate. It will automatically scan and summarize the duplicate files in your system, and select the self-cleaning to delete the duplicate files.
And in addition to duplicate files, Macbooster 7 also supports detection of similar images within the system.
In addition to CieanMyMac 3 and Macbooster 7, today I will introduce a high-value storage management software, that is DaisyDisk.
The biggest feature of DaisyDisk is the visualization of the storage space. You can see the usage of the space fairly intuitively. In addition, DaisyDisk also supports scanning to analyze a specific folder.
To delete a file, just drag the ring diagram tile.
Although the above three spaces are well cleaned up, there is a disadvantage, that is, expensive. CleanMyMac 3 Original price 199, Macbooster 7 is more expensive, the activation code costs 60 dollars.
Is there free space cleaning software? App Cleaner to find out.
Since it’s free, App Cleaner’s features obviously don’t have the power of the above three charging software. It’s just an app uninstaller, but it’s good enough.
App Cleaner itself is small in size, and the interface is very simple and easy to operate. After opening App Cleaner, you only need to drag the unused software icon into the App Cleaner box to automatically uninstall it and clean up the residual files.
Ok, the above is the Mac cleanup strategy that AppSo will hand over to everyone today. However, in order to keep the system light, in addition to the need for easy cleaning tools, you also need to maintain good habits and file management habits.
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