Oryna Lienkova
Apple certified support professional
09/10/2021
12 minutes to read

Without a doubt, every Mac user has tons of junk files on their Mac hard drive, such as cache, logs, language resources, installation files, files in Trash, downloads, and so on. All of them just waste your precious disk space. In this article, we’ll show how to free up space on Mac with MacCleaner Pro.

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MacCleaner Pro

Contents:

  1. Why do you need to clean up storage on Mac?
  2. How to check what is taking space on your disk.
  3. How to quickly clean up storage space on Mac.
  4. How to use the Pro tools from MacCleaner Pro to free up more storage space.
#1 Tip to to clean up storage on a Mac
Before diving into the steps necessary to free up memory on Mac with MacCleaner Pro, here are a few words about this application:

MacCleaner Pro is a cleanup utility that helps to get rid of gigabytes of unneeded files, free up disk space on your Mac, and speed up its performance with just a few clicks.

The program also provides additional PRO tools for those users who want to perform a deep Mac cleanup, analyze their disk space usage, remove duplicate files, and completely uninstall unwanted apps.

Why do you need to clean up storage?

After using your Mac computer for a long time, the disk usually fills up, and your Mac might start working more slowly. Having enough free disk space is important for smooth performance. That’s why you should regularly clear all unneeded digital junk from your Mac.

You can easily check your disk space usage and see what is taking space on your Mac with MacCleaner Pro from Nektony. This ingenious application will find all types of unnecessary files that can be removed to free up space on a Mac: caches, installation files, duplicates, large files that haven’t been used in a long time, remaining files of already deleted applications, and much more.

Clearing Mac storage manually is time-consuming. MacCleaner Pro is a safe and quick way to clean up a Mac. Free up space on your Mac in just a couple of clicks instead of wasting hours searching for and deleting unneeded files.


How to check what is taking space on your disk

While starting the application MacCleaner Pro, it will display your disk usage.

Each category is highlighted in different colors. By hovering your mouse, you can see how much memory each group occupies. MacCleaner Pro overview window Click on one of the groups to see how much memory the category takes and to see the files that are located there. When you move to the section Manage disk space, you can see different types of files such as duplicates, archives, photos, and others that also can be removed to free up more space. Manage disk space tab in MacCleaner Pro


How to quickly clean up storage space on Mac

Clearing up storage space on Mac is easy with the help of the special utility MacCleaner Pro.

Follow these steps to quickly free up space on your Mac:

  1. Download and open MacCleaner Pro. The program will automatically start scanning your hard drive. MacCleaner Pro showing disk space
  2. Switch to the Clean up Mac section from the sidebar. Here, you can see the types of files that can be safely removed, including caches, installation files, language files, and downloads. Mac Cleaner Pro clean up section
  3. If you switch to Expert mode, you will see more types of files that can be removed to clear storage space. Here you can select Mail downloads, screenshots, files in Trash, and language files for particular applications. MacCleaner Pro showing junk files
  4. Once you’ve selected all types of junk files for removal, click the Remove button.
  5. Confirm Mac disk cleanup. MacCleaner Pro confirmation window

That’s it! Now you know how to free up disk space on a Mac with MacCleaner Pro.


How to use Pro tools from MacCleaner Pro to free up more storage space

After you’ve rid your Mac of junk files, you can use additional Pro tools from the bundle for a deep Mac cleanup. For example, you can see in more detail what is taking up space on your disk. You can also determine which files are too large and which ones you don’t use at all and remove them or move to an external disk.

Remove large, unused files

All Mac users know just how quickly their computer runs out of space. One reason for this is that a lot of files and documents have accumulated. If you want to improve the working process, try to remove large unnecessary files.
MacCleaner Pro provides an additional Pro tool called theDisk Space Analyzer. This tool allows you to find the biggest unneeded files and optimize your disk space usage.

With this nifty tool, you can also identify any hidden folders occupying a lot of disk space.

Follow this guide to free up your Mac from large files:

  1. Launch Disk Space Analyzer
  2. Click on Analyze disk usage in the sidebar of MacCleaner Pro.
  3. Click on Launch Disk Space Analyzer.
  4. In Disk Space Analyzer, click to scan your Mac’s hard drive.
  5. Once the scan is completed, you will see a sunburst chart showing all your files and folders. The larger the pie on the chart, the larger the file or folder size. Disk Space Analyzer showing Mac storage
  6. You can also see the list of the biggest files on your Mac in the appropriate tab to the right of the window. Select unneeded items from the list by marking the checkboxes right next to them.
  7. Click to remove them or to move them to an external disk.

Remove duplicate files

A very common problem on a Mac is the creation of duplicate copies of documents or photos. A special Pro tool in MacCleaner Pro called Duplicate File Finder will help you to find and remove duplicates of all types of files. With this tool, you can compare similar photos and remove bad shots that can take up your disk space. You can even merge similar folders to delete the duplicate files that are stored in different places. Duplicate File Finder start window

Another problem on a Mac is that an application’s remaining files are left even after deleting the app in a traditional way by dragging and dropping it into the Trash. App Cleaner & Uninstaller will help you to uninstall apps completely, so no files are left behind. You can get rid of unneeded apps, extensions, and broken service files. App Cleaner & Uninstaller showing iMovie

That is all! Use MacCleaner Pro and its innovative tools to easily and quickly free up storage space on your Mac and make it work faster!
Follow this link to learn more about MacCleaner Pro.


This article is based on our expertise in understanding the file system of macOS and cache clearing. We’ve been working 10+ years in developing special disk cleanup utilities for a Mac. We regularly update our apps and the articles according to the changes in the macOS system. For any related questions, contact us by email.

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