Do you remember how fast your Mac was after the purchase? Fast boot, smoothly opened websites and applications? But over time your Mac becomes filled with various applications, system updates, documents, photos and many other files that cause a slowing effect. Most Mac users create file mess that starts to dramatically decrease its performance. To make your Mac as fast as it was when you first got it out of the box read this article and you will never face a slow Mac performance ever again. And here is a list of actions from our side:
Delete Email Attachments
If you use the standard Mail application in OSX, when you view attachments, the system saves them to a separate folder on the hard drive. For several months of usage, the folder size can grow up to several GBs.
Delete the Cache
We sometimes hear the advice to clean the cache if there are any problems with the browser. OS X retains a large number of cache files, not only related to the browser. You can find all the cache files in the ~ / Library / Caches folder. You can also use the special program for cleaning old cached files.
Delete Unnecessary Program Files
If you have to use new applications each week, all of them generate unnecessary and temporary files. Even if you delete the program, the system will still store its data. In order to easily remove these files, you can use various types of free and paid software for those purposes.
Clean the List of Startup Apps
Most applications that you install are automatically added to the startup list and whenever the system is turned on or rebooted, it has to spend resources to start all these applications and services. As long as there are not many of them, they do not have a significant impact on your Mac performance, when there are lots of them, there would be a noticeable decrease in boot time and performance.
Delete Unused Localization Files
Each laptop has a lot of unused language files. Usually, most Mac owners use English, while the rest of the localization files that developers supply their applications with remain on the hard as a “dead weight”. You can remove them manually or use some special applications for such purposes. Almost any app you can find on the Internet can do this.
Your personal information, documents and any files associated with the applications, always remain intact. After all, those apps work exclusively with garbage files. It uses its own set of rules for what can be deleted and what not hich is a 100% guarantee of the integrity of your data.
All the above tips are more relevant for old laptop owners but even if you own one of the latest models, you should take care of those aspects as well. The effect of slowing down on newer computers will be so small that you wouldn’t see it.