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MacCleaner Pro


Overview

MacCleaner PRO is an all-in-one software solution to free up space on your Mac and make it always run like a new computer. The program provides a clean and simple user interface. Also, the program comes with additional Pro tools for a deep Mac cleanup. best maccleaner

Disk Usage section

Once you launched MacCleaner Pro, you will see a bar showing your disk space usage. Here you can find out what is on your hard drive, including the files in the “Other” category.

There are three main sections for quick cleaning and optimizing your Mac’s performance:

  • Performance – click on it to speed up your Mac.
  • Junk files – click on it to clean up your Mac from unneeded files.
  • User files – click on it to see what is on your disk and manage storage space.

Depending on the issue you face on your Mac, for example, a slow Mac or a lack of free storage space, click the appropriate button in the Disk Usage window or choose the appropriate option from the sidebar.


Speed up Mac section

Here you can manage login items, web browser extensions, clear inactive RAM and operate other items that have an influence on your Mac’s speed:

  • Free up RAM
  • Disable startup programs
  • Reindex Spotlight
  • Reindex Mail
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To see more options for making your Mac even faster, switch to the Expert mode.

  • Remove Internet plugins
  • Disable browser extensions
  • Quit heavy consumers
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Clean up Mac section

Switch to this section to view all junk files on your Mac which you can safely remove:

  • Cache
  • Installation packages
  • Language files
  • Downloads
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In the Expert mode you can view and select more items for removal:

  • Mail attachments
  • Screenshot files
  • Trash
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Manage Disk Space section

In this section, you can browse your disk usage in more detail and find out the list of the biggest files, folders, apps and other items on your hard drive:

  • System files
  • Applications
  • Duplicate files
  • Archives
  • Documents
  • Movie
  • Music
  • Pictures

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Pro Tools and Helpers

In the sidebar menu, you can also find Pro tools and helpers for deep cleaning of your Mac hard drive and fixing the problem of a slow Mac.

  • Find duplicate files – from here you can launch a special software program Duplicate File FInder to find, remove, and organize duplicate files and folders on your Mac.
  • Uninstall applications – from here you can launch App Cleaner & Uninstaller to completely delete applications, their remaining files, and extensions.
  • Analyze disk space usage – from here you can launch a special hard drive analyzer that scans any drive and provides a convenient diagram of disk usage helping to find the bulkiest content.
  • Funter – launch this application to easily show, hide, and search for hidden files on your Mac.
  • Memory Cleaner – launch this application to monitor the memory usage by apps and regularly free up inactive RAM memory to speed up your Mac.

Speed up Mac

If you face the problem of a slow Mac, follow these steps to speed up your system with MacCleaner Pro:

  1. Switch to the Speed up Mac section from the sidebar.
  2. Take a look at the provided options. All of these operations can be safely run by the app for a fast speed up:
    • Free up RAM – clear inactive RAM memory
    • Disable startup programs – stop automatically running apps at Mac login.
    • Reindex Spotlight – reset the Spotlight index to fix the search issues.
    • Reindex Mail – when Mail fails to launch or some messages are missing, update the list of emails and fix all issues with your Mailbox.
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    • Switch to the Expert mode to take a look at other options for Mac speedup:
    • Disable internet plugins – special program components that add specific features for Internet browsing and may make your Mac run slowly.
    • Disable browser extensions – small software programs that add additional functionality to a web browser but affect its performance speed.
    • Quit heavy consumers – close the apps that require high memory usage and often freeze.
  3. Once all the operations are selected, click the Speed Up button and confirm performing selected tasks.
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After this, you will notice that your Mac has started to work faster.


Clean up Mac

If you face a lack of free space on your Mac hard drive, your Startup disk is full and you just need more free storage space, you can clean up your Mac with MacCleaner Pro.

Follow these steps to clean up your Mac:

  1. Switch to the Clean up Mac section from the sidebar.
  2. Take a look at the list of selected junk files that can be safely removed:
    • Caches – temporary files created when you use applications on your computer. Over time, the volume of cache files significantly grows, which slows down your Mac.
    • Installation files – files that are used to set up programs. Once you’ve installed a program, you don’t need these files anymore.
    • Language files – files for software localization. Most likely you don’t need all language resources and can remove unneeded ones.
    • Downloads – you may download tons of files from the Internet each day and forget to remove unneeded files. The overall size of these files may take up significant space, so select and remove these “space eaters”.
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  4. In the Expert mode you will find more items that you most likely don’t need and can also select for removal.
    • Mail attachments – these files are automatically saved on your Mac and eventually take up serious amounts of storage space. Find and remove old unneeded email downloads.
    • Screenshot files – for different reasons, you regularly take pictures from your desktop. These pictures occupy significant storage space and it’s likely that most of them are unnecessary. So, we would advise you to take a look at them and remove unneeded screenshots.
    • Files in the Trash bin – files in the Trash take 100% of their previous sizes. It’s a little reminder to empty Trash on your Mac.

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  5. Once you select all unneeded files, click the Remove button and confirm the deletion.

Please note that if you deselect, for example, the Downloads category to be cleaned up, the application will not delete all files in the Downloads folder. However, if you select some other categories with files located in the Downloads folder, these files will be removed. For example, if you select Installation files, your dmg files from the Downloads folder will be deleted.


Manage disk space

MacCleaner Pro allows you to explore your files, apps and documents to find out what is taking up your disk space. Switch to the Manage disk space section to view your disk usage in detail.

Archives

After extraction archives, most users forget to remove .zip files. These files usually take up huge space on your disk and are likely unnecessary.. Switch to the Archives category to view the list of all .zip files on your Mac. Select and remove unwanted ones.
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Documents

Switch to the Documents category to view a list of your documents. Review and remove large files and folders you don’t need.
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Movie

On your Mac, you may store movies downloaded from iTunes, created with video editing apps or transferred from your iPhone. Whatever the reason you keep video files on your Mac, you should keep in mind that these files take up huge disk space. Manually locating them may be tricky. Go to the Movie category in MacCleaner Pro, review your video files, and remove all large and unneeded ones.
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Music

As well as movies, downloading music from iTunes causes the Mac disk space to be filled. Go to the Music category to review a list of all music files stored on your Mac. Select unwanted songs and click to remove them.
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Pictures and photos

Pictures are another type of space consumer on a Mac. Manually searching for them takes a lot of time and it’s unnecessary, since MacCleaner Pro automatically locates all pictures on your hard drive and displays them in the appropriate category.

Go to the Pictures category, review the list of all image files on your Mac, select unneeded pictures and click to remove them.
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Applications

Click the Applications category to view the list of all apps installed on your Mac, the date you used them last and the disk space they are taking up. Click on the Uninstall with App Cleaner button. It will launch a special uninstaller from Pro tools which allows you to remove unwanted apps completely and safely.
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Duplicate files

Click on this category to see the volume of duplicate pictures, movies, music, documents, archives, and other types of duplicate files. You can review all duplicates with appropriate software from Pro Tools – Duplicate File Finder. Just click the Review with Duplicate Finder button to launch this app and remove or organize your duplicate files and folders.

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System files

There are tons of system files on your Mac that can’t be removed or shouldn’t be removed for the system to work correctly, but it’s useful to know about them and understand what is on your Mac hard drive. In the System category, you can view the volume of system operating files, files in the Library folder, and inaccessible folders such as the folders of other Mac users.
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Home folder

Here you can view what is in your Home folder. Please note that the items in the Home folder are displayed in the appropriate categories of files in the list above.
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Pro Tools

MacCleaner Pro provides special separate applications for a deep cleanup of a Mac. In the Manage disk space section, you viewed what is on your disk. With the Pro tools and helpers, you can easily locate and remove all unwanted stuff from your Mac disk.

Switch to each section from the sidebar and click to launch the appropriate application depending on what files and items you want to locate and remove.

Find duplicate files

Go to this section and run the Duplicate file Finder for the following tasks:

  • Find and remove duplicate files and folders
  • Find and remove unneeded similar photos in Photos library
  • Find similar folders – the folders with both duplicate and unique files
  • Merge similar folders
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Uninstall applications

Go to this section and run App Cleaner & Uninstaller for the following tasks:

  • Completely uninstall applications
  • Reset applications to default state
  • Disable/enable/remove web browser extensions
  • Disable/enable startup programs
  • Remove remaining files of previously deleted apps
  • Change files associations for different types of files
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Analyze disk space usage

Go to this section and run Disk Space Analyzer for the following tasks:

  • Scan any disk or folder, including external storages
  • Analyze and view disk space usage in a convenient sunburst diagram
  • Find the biggest files and folders
  • Easily operate the bulkiest content on a Mac

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Funter

Funter is a special tool to easily operate hidden files on a Mac. Run Funter for the following tasks:

  • Show hidden files and folders with one click
  • Hide files and folders with one click
  • Search for hidden files and folders
  • Copy, move or remove hidden files and folders
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Memory Cleaner

If after both fast cleanup and speed up operations, your Mac still works slowly, we recommend that you use Memory Cleaner. This helps regularly monitor memory usage by apps and automatically clear inactive RAM each time your system is out of RAM.

Run Memory cleaner for the following tasks:

  • Monitor memory usage on a Mac
  • Find most memory consuming apps
  • Free up RAM memory with one click
  • Set up the frequency of RAM cleanup and let the app do this task automatically
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Full disk access

Since the release of macOS 10.15 Catalina, for security reasons, Apple requires that you manually grant access to your apps to operate the user`s files. That’s why, when you launch MacCleaner Pro for the first time, you will need to grant access to your folders to let the program scan your disk. You will see the following message

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Now, we will explain how to grant access to MacCleaner Pro to your data so as to use the program for your tasks.

Before we start, note that you can click the link right in the pop-up window in the app to open Privacy settings. In this case, skip the first three steps from our guide.

Here is how to grant Full Disk Access to the app:

  1. Open System Preferences and go to Security & Privacy.
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  3. Switch to the Privacy tab.
  4. Scroll down the list of items on the left and find and select Full Disk Access.
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  6. Click the Lock icon in the bottom left corner to make changes. It will require your password.
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  8. Drag and drop MacCleaner Pro to the list of apps with Full Disk Access. You can also add MacCleaner Pro by clicking the Plus “+” button and selecting the app from the Applications folder.
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  10. Click the lock again to save the changes.
Note! After making changes in System Preferences you may get a notification that you need to quit the app to save the changes. Click on Quit Now to apply the changes. Then launch MacCleaner Pro and scan your Mac hard drive with Full Disk Access on your computer.

If you don’t grant Full Disk Access to MacCleaner Pro, the app will scan your disk but you will not be able to operate some categories of files. In this case, you will see the appropriate mark next to these items. Take a look at the screenshot.
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If you want to remove these files, click on Grant Access and follow the steps we provided to allow the app to remove selected files.
If you have any questions about MacCleaner Pro, contact our support team. We will be happy to assist you.


Automation Access

MacCleaner Pro allows you to empty Trash bins on your Mac. To scan objects from the Trash folders of all mounted drives, including the iCloud Trash, you need to grant Automation Access to MacCleaner Pro.

Here is how to grant Automation Access to the app:

  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Go to the Security & Privacy section → switch to the Privacy tab.
  3. Select Automation from the sidebar.
  4. Find MacCleaner Pro in the list of apps and mark the checkbox to allow accessing Finder.

Once you grant Automation Access to MacCleaner Pro, you can empty Trash folders of mounted drives and iCloud with the application.

If you have any questions about MacCleaner Pro, contact our support team. We will be happy to assist you.


Uninstall MacCleaner Pro

How to completely uninstall MacCleaner Pro

If for some reason you need to uninstall MacCleaner Pro, follow these steps:

  1. Close MacCleaner Pro and quit all additional tools of the program: App Cleaner & Uninstaller, Duplicate File Finder, Disk Space Analyzer, Funter and Memory Cleaner.
  2. Open Finder → go to the Applications folder and remove MacCleaner Pro from there.
  3. Then in Finder press the Cmd+Shift+G shortcut and navigate the ~/Library folder.
  4. Go to the Application Support folder and remove the com.nektony.Maccleaner-Pro-SII folder from there.
  5. Empty your Trash.
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