With CleanMyDrive you can maintain your removable drives by using its built-in, automated cleanup feature. To enable it, insert your drive, click the lights on the left side of the main CleanMyDrive menu, and turn on the Keep It Clean From Junk On Unmount switch. Another way to do this is to select Clean All Drives Automatically in the Preferences window.
CleanMyDrive only monitors the space on your removable drives and cleans them from service junk (such files as .DS_Store, .Spotlight, Thumbs.db, Resource forks and other useless system-generated data) and trashed files (files that are simply removed and appear in the drive's local Trash). That said, CleanMyDrive is completely safe to use.
The Eject All command unmounts all of your mounted drives at once. If you close your MacBook or send your Mac into sleep mode after using the Eject All command, you will be able to eject any of your drives with the assurance that they won't be corrupted.
CleanMyDrive can clean thumb drives and USB media storages. If you wish to clean hard drives as well, you should check out our all-in-one, Mac cleaning solution called
Yes, CleanMyDrive does work with network drives, however your network drives do not need to be cleaned. The reason? When you delete things from your network drive, your Mac takes care of the trashed items. The benefit of having CleanMyDrive for network drives is the fact that it simplifies the eject process. But again, network drives do not collect or store trash from them, thus cleaning them is basically irrelevant.
CleanMyDrive shows your Time Machine drive in its main menu but does not clean it. This is due to the fact that cleaning your Time Machine drive may corrupt Time Machine backups located on the drive even if you aren't performing any actions with the backups.
No, CleanMyDrive does not monitor your drives when you don't see the icon in the OS X menu bar. However, you can have CleanMyDrive launch automatically on startup by enabling this setting, which is located in CleanMyDrive’s Preferences.
CleanMyDrive erases useless files completely, to the point where they cannot be restored.