CleanMyDrive 2 4+

MacPaw Way Ltd

    • 4.5 • 819 Ratings
    • Free



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?

What’s New

Version 2.2.3

- All known bugs and crashes fixed.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
819 Ratings

819 Ratings

Bob1240 ,

Fantastic utility app

I've used CleanMyDrive 2 for some months now, and it has become an indespesible part of my daily routine and computer use, particulary since I have to use a good number of flash drives / SD cards / etc for my work. Much of what I work on involves various media files, which then need to play on media players that are often sensitive to the "junk" files from MacOS. While I've had another very effective "cleaner" app for a long time, having the drive status messages, eject functions, menu bar access, etc all built in together really works well. It's one of those little things that takes away at least one or two daily distractions - that are really annoying - when using my Mac. Thank you and well done!

RDshovey ,

Was good...

I really want to give this a 5 star review. When I first downloaded it, it was great. It gave information about my connected drives, cleaned them, and ejected them. I enjoyed it on my new MacBook Pro. However, now, it stopped showing any information and no longer gives me the option to clean the drives. I reached out to support weeks ago, and the response I received was "We are busy with our new app, please bare with us." I was never answered, nor was there ever a fix sent out. I have tried uninstalling, reinstalling, restarting, everything I can think of, and still, no information nor option to clean. My app does not look like what's being advertised, it shows the hard drives and aline graphic for how full they are, but no information like "1.8 GB Free" or "No Junk" or how much storage total the drives have.

I would liove to give this 5 stars, but, it stopped working and costumer service has apparently ignored my emails and screenshots of how my app is not working. I may have to find another app for my needs unless the developer can address this issue.

Developer Response ,

Dear customer, thank you very much for your feedback and please accept our apologies for this inconvenience. We have already fixed this problem in the new update. Please update to the latest version (2.1.13). Sincerely, MacPaw Team

Ferdinand the Duck ,

One of my daily tools

I have three external drives and an internal SSD. I'm not a "power user." I'm a novelist with things to do and I don't like playing with the tech more than needed to get my work done. This is one of my core tools. I can immediately get an overview of space usage on all drives; clean the junk out with a press of a button to free GBs of space; and get a overview of my extire storage situation. This was especially helpful while I was transfering (massive) photo libraries where I had to play with backups while repairing libraries, etc. Well worth the money. I no longer think about this stuff, which is what makes it good software.

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