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How to Speed Up a Mac

Even the best computers will start slowing down as they get older, and Macs are no exception. But even if your old Mac has gotten much slower, it can still be fixed. For example, you may not realize that there are lots of unnecessary files on your hard drive that clog up your system. Removing those files can improve your Mac’s overall performance and speed up boot time, as well as clear gigabytes of disk space. The biggest challenge is how to find all those redundant files. Fortunately, the Internet has programs that can help you out.

We have the absolute best app to tidy up your Mac’s hard drive – Movavi Mac Cleaner! This program will help you locate and safely remove all the unnecessary files on your hard drive, free up space, and boost your Mac’s startup time and ongoing performance. Our software runs on OS X 10.7 or higher, including Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite, and on any Apple computer (including Mac Pro, Mac Mini, etc.). So, if you’re looking for an easy way to speed up an iMac or MacBook, just download Mac Cleaner and follow our tips below.

Step 1: Install Movavi Mac Cleaner

Open the file you’ve downloaded and follow the installation instructions.

Step 2: Scan Your Mac

Step 2.1 - Scan your MacBook

When you launch Mac Cleaner, the program will automatically start checking your Mac’s hard drive for unnecessary files. When the process is complete, Mac Cleaner will show you the total amount of space taken up by junk files that you can safely remove.

Step 3: Improve Your Mac’s Speed

Step 3.1 - Improve Your Mac’s Speed with Movavi

If you want to quickly get rid of unnecessary files and speed up your Mac’s performance in one click, use the AutoClean function – it’s offered to you right after the scanning process is complete. The program will automatically but carefully remove all unneeded temporary system files and trash files. If you want to remove program files in other languages that you will probably never need, click the Gearwheel button and check the corresponding box, or click Choose languages to specify which localizations can be deleted. To start the automatic cleanup, click Start Cleaning.

Step 3.2 - System cleanup

For more specific manual cleaning, use the menus on the left side of the program window to select individual file types. The System Cleanup menu lets you remove cache and log files that accumulate over time and slow the Mac down. Use the on/off switches to choose which files to remove. You can also click Detailed Results to specify particular files to erase. When you’ve finished selecting, click Start Cleaning. The same actions work for the Trash Cleanup menu; the name speaks for itself – it lets you clean out the trash on your local hard drive.

Step 3.3 - Removes any  Apps

Another cleaning option that can increase the speed of your Mac is the Uninstaller. It completely removes apps and, more importantly, clean up any files left over from previously uninstalled programs. Open the Uninstaller menu and let Mac Cleaner scan your computer once again; the program will display the total number of User Apps, OS X Apps and application Leftovers. Then you can delete the applications you don’t need and clean up the leftovers by clicking Remove.

As you can see, speeding up a Mac with Movavi Mac Cleaner is a simple task. Regular cleanups with Mac Cleaner will ensure your computer always runs like new!

See what else Movavi Mac Cleaner can do for you:

Movavi Mac Cleaner

  • Remove unwanted junk from your Mac
  • Safely uninstall unused apps
  • Free up disk space
  • Speed up the system
  • Protect your Mac from viruses
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