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Here’s How to Clean Up Your Mac’s Hard Drive

May 4, 2017

Remember the feeling of a new Mac? You had so many apps to install and files to download. As time passes, you realize that there’s almost no space left on your Mac’s hard disk, which also slows down your Mac’s speed and influences your computing experience. As a result, many people can be found looking for answers to how to erase Mac hard drive. You, however, don’t really need to “erase” the entire disk, as you can easily free up disk space by removing unwanted files and apps.

We’ll show you the way in this blog post.

When Was the Last Time You Used That App?

Many of us have the habit of installing every new app, but there are only a few that we actually use. That said, chances are that you may have many unwanted apps that you can delete to free up disk space. What you need to know is that uninstalling apps is simple - just drag and drop an app to the Trash - however, deleting all files associated with them is not that easy. That is why you need a Mac optimization tool such as iDoctor. The tool’s built-in feature, ‘App Uninstaller’, removes not only the unwanted apps, but also the related widgets, preference files, and plugins. iDoctor’s App Uninstaller locates all associated files no matter where they are stored, which most free app uninstallers fail to find.

Removing Unwanted Files

Monitor Disk Space

The first step to remove unwanted files from your Mac’s disk is finding out the disk space that is occupied by different files. To check, you can use iDoctor’s ‘Disk Monitor’ feature that provides a visual representation of the space that is consumed by your files and folders. Mac Disk Monitor scans the entire disk, enabling you to identify the larger files within a few seconds and delete those that you no longer need.

Related Post: How to Free Up Disk Space in Mac OS X

Remove Duplicate Files

Many Mac users, unknowingly, end up with numerous duplicate files, getting rid of which is another solution to free up disk space. With iDoctor, finding and deleting duplicates is a breeze. iDoctor’s ‘Duplicates Cleaner’ is an easy-to-use feature that lets you find and delete duplicate copies of images, audio files, and videos on your Mac, and optimizes its performance in a matter of a few minutes.

Delete Temporary Files

Mac OS applications, just like Windows software, create temp files when executed. Although temporary files are used to restore active sessions and recover the lost in-use data if the program freezes or crashes after the task is done, there is no need for the temp files. Deleting the temp files can also help you free up disk space; however, it’s not recommended to delete web cache files, as they help load the web pages faster.


Even if you are using the latest offering from Apple - MacOS Sierra that allows you to clean your Mac’s hard disk space with built-in features such as “Empty Trash Automatically” - you still need a comprehensive Mac maintenance and optimization app such as iDoctor. The tool has a number of features that help you free up disk space and prevent the need to format the hard disk of your Mac. So, what are you waiting for? To download the iDoctor app, click here. If you need more information or have any questions, fill out our contact form, and we will contact you shortly.

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