CleanMyDrive 2 is a lightweight disk manager for external and internal drives. It provides quick access to any drive with detailed information on space usage, and cleans hidden junk from external disks. It’s lightning fast and easy to use, with a convenient interface that opens right from the OS X menu bar. CleanMyDrive 2 is the new, improved version of CleanMyDrive, with a beautiful makeover and a whole set of new features.
“...A cute little companion to ease up your workflow.” – MacStories
"...A nifty utility for people who want an easier way to manage drives." – MacWorld
"...Just let it run in the background and keep your drives from accumulating junk." – LifeHacker
“I can’t see any reason for you to not install it.” – AppShopper
“The app is super simplistic.” – Cult of Mac
“It makes storage-related chores a breeze.” – Softpedia
With CleanMyDrive 2, you’ll be able to:
Prevent issues with external drives after using them on other operating systems.
Keep your external drives safe, even when you close your MacBook and unplug them without ejecting in advance.
Easily manage storage by knowing the types of files on your drives and how much space they take up.
Quickly copy files to any drive by dragging them right into the app.
Save time by ejecting all drives with one click or using a global shortcut.
Choose a hand-crafted icon for each drive to make it look amazing.
What kind of junk does CleanMyDrive 2 get rid of?
1. OS X Service files: .DS_Store, .Spotlight-V100, .TemporaryItems, .fseventsd
2. Windows Service files: Thumbs.db, RECYCLED, RECYCLER, $RECYCLE.BIN
3. Resource forks: files like ._MyPhoto.jpeg
4. Trash, such as files in trash bins that haven’t been emptied.
Why should these files be removed?
Service files created by OS X and Windows could corrupt your external drive’s compatibility with other devices. For instance, your camera slows down if the SD card has hidden system files. And, they spoil your experience by cluttering the main folder of your disks.
You see resource forks when you’ve stored files on your USB stick and want to use them on other devices, such as your TV or car audio system. These devices can’t actually read them, but display them in the folder all the same. You have to scroll through them before you get to the files you actually need.
Finally, trash from the bins simply takes space on your drives. And who doesn’t need a little extra disk space?
- M1 support is here! Enjoy smooth performance on the latest Mac models with a powerful M1 processor.
- All known bugs and crashes fixed.
Ratings and Reviews
Stable, fantastic app - everyone should use it
I have been using it (and other MacPaw apps) for years now and all I can say is everyone needs them. Why this one? Well its great at cleaning my numerous UBS drives it keeps an eye on all of my partitions I have. I can also see really easy what is taking up my space. Its just one of those apps you really use a lot but until you have tried it wouldnt think about it. It just makes my life alot easier. Its really simple to use - fab. I rave about all of MacPaws apps and for good reason - they work flawlessly every time and save me time and space on my mac - so dont hesitate, just give it a go!
Mojave Update Still Doesn't Clear Junk
Until the Clean My Drive 2 update for Mojave came out i'd been using Disk Cartography to remove ._ hidden files from my USB sticks. Before that I was using Hidden Cleaner, a tiny program from 2010 that had one simple task that worked 100% of the time - clean a USB of hidden junk, but that no longer works under Mojave. So I've come to use CMD2 today after the new update and despite it saying that there was junk on my USB (there were ._ files on there) and that it had been successfully cleaned after I hit the clean button I went back to DC and that showed that it had not removed any of the ._ hidden files. So I used DC to clear them instead. And to prove that CMD2 had not worked before using DC I put the USB in the car player and, yes, the hidden unplayable files were present. So CMD2 is still not doing the one task it is designed to do.
Not often you get good stuff free
There are a few glitches. I don't like not knowing what it has done. My Mac is certainly faster and a lot of desk top things have disappeared. Moral there is not to store too much on the desk top. Can't seem to get it to access plug in drives. It is necessary to plug them in each time instead of leaving them plugged in all the time. I give it five stars because it has done as it said it would. For more sophistication, I guess I will have to buy add-ons.
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