CleanMyMac 3 provides various cleanup and maintenance functionality that can be customized in its Preferences. Here you can speed up scanning process, choose files and folders that must be ignored by CleanMyMac, change privacy settings, enable maintenance notifications, and so on.
To get to CleanMyMac 3 Preferences, do the following:
Now, you see the General tab of CleanMyMac 3 Preferences.
The General tab allows you to do the following :
By default, CleanMyMac 3 adds to this ignore list all languages specified in the "Preferred languages" list in the Language & Region macOS preferences:
If you'd like to keep more languages on your Mac, do the following:
When you initiate Smart Cleanup analysis, CleanMyMac 3 starts all its cleaning modules to find as much junk on your Mac as possible. However, you can change a list of modules and even submodules launched during the scanning. This feature is available on the Smart Cleanup tab of CleanMyMac Preferences and particularly useful if you want to skip some "heavy" modules.
Note that if you deselect a submodule of System Junk or iTunes Junk, it won't be involved in a separate scanning process of the corresponding module too. For instance, if you deselect iOS Software Updates of the iTunes Junk module, CleanMyMac won't launch this submodule during both System Junk and Smart Cleanup analysis.
However, if you deselect the entire System Junk or iTunes Junk module, CleanMyMac won't use it during Smart Cleanup but you still will be able to start it as a separate module.
The Scheduler allows you to choose periodicity of reminds about regular cleaning procedures on your Mac. Also, you can set CleanMyMac 3 to either start a full scan or simply launch the app by the click on the Scheduler notification.
On the CleanMyMac 3 Menu tab, you can configure CleanMyMac's menu bar assistant that is usually located in the upper right corner of your Mac.
CleanMyMac 3 Menu monitors health and performance statuses of your Mac and informs you of critical changes. Also, it provides a set of useful tools that helps you free up some disk space and memory without even starting CleanMyMac.
So, that's how you can change CleanMyMac 3 Menu:
On the Updates tab, you can configure CleanMyMac's update process:
On the Privacy tab, you can disable anonymous sharing of technical data. Anyway, we'd ask you to keep this setting as is - we don’t get any personal information, only technical details that help us improve CleanMyMac.
Also, this tab contains the Extended Logging feature that allows CleanMyMac to keep a track of all removed items (except those erased securely). This information is used in emergency cases by our technical specialists.
The Ignore List tab allows you to select applications, files, and folders, which you would like to be ignored during CleanMyMac 3 scanning. In other words, when you add items to this tab, CleanMyMac 3 stops displaying them in the scan results so that there was no chance to removing something you need.
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