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CleanMyMac X
« on: November 07, 2019, 03:25:37 AM »
My iMac is ten years old and is still chugging along just fine but that's what it is doing, chugging.


Before I go and spend the money on a new Mac that I could be putting towards a 2019 Ural Gear Up, I'd like to clean and boost the one I have.


Is CleanMyMac X a decent way or are there other recommendations?


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Re: CleanMyMac X
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2019, 05:44:07 AM »
Free worthwhile app for Mac cleanup - CCleaner.  It's on my 2010 MacBook and windows computers.


https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner-mac
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Re: CleanMyMac X
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2019, 07:31:34 AM »
I tend to stay away from most cleaner tools. CCleaner is starting to turn into malware/adware itself. It used to be good (at least on Windows), but it's gone downhill. My recommendation, if you have the competency, is to move all your data to an external or cloud storage device, wipe it and do a clean install. Another way to breathe new life into it is to replace the hard drive with an SSD. Time Machine makes it pretty painless. The only problem might be how difficult (or nigh impossible) it is to replace the hard drive. But considering the age, it shouldn't be a problem.

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Re: CleanMyMac X
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2019, 07:47:34 AM »
I have a SetApp subscription, and part of that is CleanMyMac-X, and I use that frequently enough for deleting "purgeable" files, leftover tmp files, unused stuff, old crusty bits, etc. Seems to do its job, and occasionally will make a lot of difference.

At the end of the day old machines eventually get outgrown and sometimes need actual physical updates or repairs.

If you're already on an SSD hard drive and are already running 16GB of RAM, you're hitting limits. If you're not, bringing the unit up to those specs will change its entire personality.

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Re: CleanMyMac X
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2019, 08:13:05 AM »
Free worthwhile app for Mac cleanup - CCleaner.  It's on my 2010 MacBook and windows computers.


https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner-mac

I just used this and it's considerably improved!
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Re: CleanMyMac X
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2019, 10:03:22 AM »
Is CleanMyMac X a decent way or are there other recommendations?

Clean My Max (X is the current version) VERY worth it IMO. Lots of features and works well.

The only app I ever considered more worthwhile was DiskWarrior but it's still not working with AFPS so remains useful (for now) only on external or secondary drives. macOS now forces the boot drive to be AFPS.

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Re: CleanMyMac X
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2019, 11:56:41 AM »
Free worthwhile app for Mac cleanup - CCleaner.  It's on my 2010 MacBook and windows computers.


https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner-mac

I just used this and it's considerably improved!


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Re: CleanMyMac X
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2019, 08:49:12 AM »
This just showed up in my e-mail randomized sign block. Didn't know where else to put it where CH would see it.

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Re: CleanMyMac X
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2019, 10:21:25 AM »
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Re: CleanMyMac X
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2019, 09:13:43 AM »
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Re: CleanMyMac X
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2019, 09:29:52 AM »
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Re: CleanMyMac X
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2019, 09:09:24 PM »
Cookie, when was the last time you reset the PRAM

Shut down and restart
Hold down Control/Command/R/P on start up until the screen flashes twice

This may help the machine go a bit faster
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Re: CleanMyMac X
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2019, 05:37:35 AM »
Cookie, when was the last time you reset the PRAM

Shut down and restart
Hold down Control/Command/R/P on start up until the screen flashes twice

This may help the machine go a bit faster


Is that applicable to all Mac products?  I may have to try it on the old MacBook, but it's still pretty snappy.  16gb of RAM helps with this old thang.
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Re: CleanMyMac X
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2019, 06:11:14 AM »
Cookie, when was the last time you reset the PRAM

Shut down and restart
Hold down Control/Command/R/P on start up until the screen flashes twice

This may help the machine go a bit faster

I'm using a Windows keyboard right now because the BT one died. A replacement will be here Tuesday. I'll do it then.
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Re: CleanMyMac X
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2019, 09:37:10 AM »
Works on all of my MACs
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Re: CleanMyMac X
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2019, 09:52:49 AM »
Cookie, when was the last time you reset the PRAM

Shut down and restart
Hold down Control/Command/R/P on start up until the screen flashes twice

This may help the machine go a bit faster

On the new T2 chipped models, it's changed to powering down, then holding the power button for at least 10 seconds. When it does eventually power up again (after the 10+ seconds) the PRAM will be reset.

There are lots of places with a list of the ways of doing PRAM, NVRAM, and SMC. Here's the first one that came back on my just-now-search for you.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/reset-macs-smc-pram/

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Re: CleanMyMac X
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2019, 07:55:49 PM »
Very cool thanks Bounce  :thumbsup:
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