Discover and Delete the Hidden Clutter of Your Mac

Tired of cleaning your Mac, and still can’t get rid of extra storage occupying junk? Maybe the problems are hidden beneath your eyes and are yet to discover. 

If you feel that you already have cleaned up your system and deleted all the unnecessary files and folders. You might be wrong. Sometimes things don’t pop up automatically. You have to dig down to find the real storage occupying junks. 

Mostly the junk files show up in your system while using the internet but remain unnoticed. More junk emerges in it with time, which causes trouble in your device, thereby slowing down its speed. So, in your next cleaning session, discover these junks and clean them. 

But how? Here are some hacks which will help you to discover the unseen junk files. Let’s see which one is burdening your system

Uninstall all the unnecessary apps from your device.  

Most of the time, users forget about the apps they install for a short time. Those applications take a bulky space in your system. Moreover, they will generate cache and update files making the system heavy. 

Please find out the applications you don’t use and throw them out of your device. Just hitting uninstall or dragging them into trash will not delete those apps completely. So, how will you do that? You have to empty your trash as well to get rid of them. Here are the steps to follow. 

  • Open the finder 
  • Click on Applications 
  • Select the app 
  • Click on command + delete 
  • Now open the trash and click on the empty button

You can read more about cleaning the Mac here step by step. Also, don’t forget to empty your trash after this activity, or else the deleted apps will remain in your device, accumulating their space. 

Find the hidden caches and remove them from the device. 

Caches are hidden junk in your device and hold up excellent storage space. Computers store online information in the form of caches for a smooth website run. With time, these accumulate and slow down your system. It is necessary to clean the cache files frequently to avoid trouble. 

Follow these steps to clear cache files.

  • Open the finder and press on Go to folder
  • Type ~/Library/Caches and click enter 
  • Select every folder and clear everything

Delete the language data which is not required. 

As we all know, computers come with many language databases in their systems, which offer different languages to the users. As compared to them, Mac holds more languages making it advanced. 

But not all of the users use every language provided by the device. They generally use 2 or 3 languages, maximum including their mother tongue. By removing the unuseful languages, you can free a lot of storage space in your device. Here is how to delete the additional languages. 

  • Go to the application folder 
  • In the list of folder, select the ‘Resources’
  • Click on subfolder ending with .lproj
  • Select the languages you don’t need and move the trash 

In this way, you can delete the unwanted language files from your desktop.

Final Verdict

Now you know how to discover the hidden clutter of your Mac, don’t delay its cleaning. Cleaning its junk only for once is not enough. Keep following these activities frequently and make your Mac’s storage free.