I'm sure that my Mac is filled with crap by now, being 2 years old. Is there an app that will clear the temp files away? Or is there a list of locations filled with TEMP stuff I can safely delete without killing my Mac?

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    OSX does quite a good job in removing temporary files automatically. Do you have something specific in mind?
    – nohillside
    Oct 28, 2011 at 5:47
  • Nope just in general Oct 28, 2011 at 5:57
  • Give Onyx a try: macupdate.com/app/mac/11582/onyx
    – user10355
    Oct 28, 2011 at 10:10

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I tried the Beta of CCleaner, and it cleared out 10 GB of stuff, 7GB from the Trash. It's free and worked great


Y u no use OnyX? Free and really popular with really quick updates for every edition of OS X. It has a great feature set and works great for fixing corrupted temp files/caches

  • Cause I didn't see it before trying CCleaner. I hate that about the SE inbox Nov 17, 2011 at 4:57
  • What is the reason you're looking to delete temp files? 99% of the time deleting them just because they "seem" unnecessary will slow your system down until they're rebuilt.
    – Alexander
    Mar 23, 2014 at 17:41

I suggested to try CleanMyMac.

  1. Cache cleaner
  2. Logs cleaner
  3. Universal binaries cleaner
  4. System junk cleaner
  5. Language cleaner
  6. Trash and leftovers
  7. Application uninstaller
  8. ...
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    You're joking right? Those guys? The guys that sell their program for $14.99 but only provide a 6 month licence? The same guys that give free copies to people in exchange they post top ratings on places like macupdate.com? Those smarmy SOBs? Really? You want to line their pockets and recommend their junk? I wouldn't use their stuff (even if it was good and didn't hose application updates with their daemon) on sheer principle!
    – user10355
    Oct 28, 2011 at 10:09
  • maybe you are right, but I didn't know any equivalent to this software!
    – Am1rr3zA
    Oct 28, 2011 at 17:35

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