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How to Delete Junk Files on Mac OS X


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How to delete useless junk files on Mac OS X

What is development junk?
Development junk, or “junk files,” are app installation support files which become useless after you install the application. This short guide will go over how to remove useless junk from your Mac manually and how to remove them with CleanMyMac 3.


How to Get Rid of Junk Files on Mac Manually

The problem with manually deleting junk files on Mac is that each and every application leaves development junk in different places. In order to get rid of all the junk files from your Mac, you’ll have to first contact each developer to find out what files their app uses to help with installation, and then find and remove them. This can take quite some time, but luckily we’ve got an app that takes care of that; it’s called CleanMyMac 3.


How to Delete Junk Files with CleanMyMac 3

Why waste all that time contacting, searching, and removing when you can clean them in just a few clicks with CleanMyMac 3. To clean up all that development junk with CleanMyMac 3, all you have to do is:

  1. Download CleanMyMac 3 (free) and launch it.
  2. Click Scan at the bottom of the app.
  3. And click Clean.

How to remove junk files: scan useless junk

That’s it.  You're remove junk files completely. 

Note that these steps run CleanMyMac 3’s Smart Cleanup module, which cleans your entire system. If you’d like to remove only the development junk, click on Review Details after completing Step 2. You can then deselect everything but the Development Junk section, and then click Clean. It doesn’t get much easier than that when it comes to cleaning up development junk.

Again, cleaning up junk files with CleanMyMac 3 is as easy as can be. And, it cleans up all kinds of other junk, too! With CleanMyMac 3, you can clean up language packs, universal binaries, and gigabytes of useless junk you didn’t even know you had. Download CleanMyMac 3 now and feel what it’s like to have a faster, cleaner Mac.



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