CleanMyMac 3 provides multiple cleanup and maintenance configuration options that you can customize 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:
The first thing you see in CleanMyMac 3 Preferences window is the General tab, which allows you to:
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 would 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 select by yourself which modules and even submodules you would like to run during the scanning. This feature is available on the Smart Cleanup tab 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.
Yet, 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 any moment.
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:
The sixth tab on the list is Privacy. Here you can disable anonymous sharing of technical data with us. Anyway, we ask you to keep this feature enabled because it helps improve CleanMyMac. No worries, we don’t get any personal information.
On this tab, you can also disable extended logging of removed items, but we recommend leaving it enabled. This feature is used to keep a track of all items removed with CleanMyMac 3 (except those erased securely), which can be useful in emergency cases.
The last tab under preferences, the Ignore List, will allow you to select applications or files which you would like CleanMyMac 3 to ignore. CleanMyMac 3 will not scan or clean any of the selected item in this menu.
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