Dear Aunt TUAW: Should I clean up my drive?

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Should I clean up my drive?

Dear Aunt TUAW,

I was looking at some apps that claim to help remove stored caches and temporary files. Are these apps a good way to clean up my Mac and remove temporary files?

Your loving nephew,


Dear Chris,

Auntie is super-paranoid about these third-party tools. When it comes to clearing data, Auntie generally sticks with Apple's built-in functionality and reasonably-regular reboots.

Auntie knows how easy it is to mess up system files and how hard it is to restore to a pre-mess state. They say Time Machine heals all wounds, but despite the name it doesn't actually get your time back.


Auntie T.

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