How can I clean my 1 TB Mac hard drive?
My Mac hard drive is badly cluttered and I suspect lots of junk is accumulated on my drive. How can I clean this Mac safely?
Best to use some Apps here to do the job. But before you start make sure you have a good backup!
The last thing I would do here is clear out any old files so I have at least 1/4 to 1/3 of the disk free. This will minimize file fraging and will offer your system needed swap space.
You may also want to think about upping the RAM to 8GB if it isn't already and review what is running within Activity Monitor. I would be careful here stopping or deleting processes until you understand what it is doing and which app it maybe part of.
You should try some free tips to clean up & Speed up slow Mac
Disclaimer: as always, backup important files, folders and configurations as needed.
When I use your MacBook for a while, I will find it runs very slowly. At this time I need to clean up its storage space to improve the running speed. Here's how to do this! You can clean up your storage space in a few ways:
1. Clean up the cache
2. Uninstall applications that are not in use
3. Delete old email attachments
4. Empty the trash can
5. Delete large files and old files
6. Delete old iOS backups
7. Erase language files
8. Delete old DMG and IPSW
9. Remove duplicates
10.Organize your desktop
In fact, cleaning up separately according to the above is a very troublesome thing, so I recommend you can use the Mac Cleaner under the iMyMac website to clean up. It combines the above ten functions with one software. This is a piece of software that I have used recently to clean up my Mac.