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A few minutes later, CleanMyMac informed me that the cleaning was completed, and 1.26 GB of space was recovered—not very much. I went into Preferences and check-marked a few more items, performed the Scan and Clean again, and knocked out another 0.06 GB—again, not a big deal. Then, I noticed that a few items were lurking in Trashes & Leftovers that had not yet been cleared. Clicking on it revealed another menu; you must specifically checkmark each of the items for a complete deletion. One more cleanse and the total amount of space recovered was 6.69 GB. Perhaps that’s still not a ton of space in the scheme of things—but I tend to keep my Macs pretty clean to begin with. Overall, it was an easy way to get rid of some junk on my computer and clear a little space.
CleanMyMac is a free download from MacPaw, but you pay for a license to use it. For one computer, you’ll pay $15 for six months or $30 for a lifetime; For two Macs, a Double Pack Lifetime License will run you $50; And if you have a house full of Macs (like I do), you’ll want the Family Pack, which has five CleanMyMac Lifetime Licenses for $75.
[Karen Freeman is a writer, teacher, and Apple fan.]
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