Since October 2023, MacPaw stops developing and maintaining CleanMyDrive 2 as a standalone app, and it will not be available on the App Store. However, you can find all features of CleanMyDrive 2 in the CleanMyMac X Menu, and we will continue to develop these features in the future.
The External Drives functionality and other features in the CleanMyMac X Menu are always free, even after the end of a trial period in CleanMyMac X. You can get CleanMyMac X from our website or on the App Store.
Why MacPaw stops developing CleanMyDrive 2
Since 2023, you can remove junk from external drives not only with CleanMyDrive 2 but also using the CleanMyMac X Menu. We decided not to duplicate the feature in 2 apps but leave it in one place — CleanMyMac X. Thus, we can save efforts and concentrate more on the cleanup feature itself, giving you a better experience.
Moreover, once we cease to maintain CleanMyDrive 2 as a standalone app, we’ll have more resources for other great products besides CleanMyMac X — Setapp, ClearVPN, Moonlock, Gemini 2 and Gemini Photos, The Unarchiver, and others.
What it means for users that CleanMyDrive 2 is no longer developed
CleanMyDrive 2 will not be available on the App Store
If you haven’t downloaded the app before, there will be no way to get it. Still, you may find all features of CleanMyDrive 2 in the CleanMyMac X Menu (read more in this section).
If you already have CleanMyDrive, it remains perfectly safe to use
For people who installed the app before, it will remain fully stable, functional, and secure. The App Store will not withdraw CleanMyDrive 2 from your Mac.
These are the system requirements for CleanMyDrive 2:
- macOS 10.13 and newer, including macOS 14 Sonoma
- Both Intel and Apple silicon processors
- 35 MB of space on your hard drive
We can’t guarantee that CleanMyDrive 2 will always work flawlessly on older systems. Apple only fully supports its latest operating system and 2 versions before it. When a new OS is released, yet another older system stops receiving functional and security updates. Without security updates, all apps, including CleanMyDrive 2, might be at risk from hackers. And, like other apps on unsupported systems, CleanMyDrive 2 may work slowly or even stop unexpectedly, and we may not be able to help.
CleanMyDrive 2 may also run slower and less reliably on systems that will follow macOS 14 Sonoma
because the app won’t receive updates or fixes. That is why we recommend switching to CleanMyMac X, which is
always supported on the latest operating systems.
Customer support is still available
The FAQ for CleanMyDrive 2 will remain online, and our Support Team will be happy to answer all your questions and requests.
How to work with external drives using the CleanMyMac X Menu
When you connect external drives to your Mac, here’s what the CleanMyMac X Menu can do:
CleanMyMac X is a paid app. How can I use it for free with external drives?
You may clean up junk from external drives using the CleanMyMac X Menu at any time without limitation, even after the end of a trial period. It’s true that when you don’t have a paid plan, most modules of CleanMyMac X are blocked, as well as some monitors in its Menu. But the cleanup for external drives, unlike other features, works in all cases.
I used CleanMyDrive 2; can I have a discount for CleanMyMac X?
No. Since CleanMyDrive 2 was a free app, we don’t provide discounts on other MacPaw products.
But if you previously purchased any app from MacPaw, you may receive a 30% discount on your next purchase.