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Old & Large File Cleanup

Old & Large File option enables you to locate your large files that have not been used for a long time. You can get rid of space shortage by removing these redundant files. Please refer to the detailed tutorial below to make good use of MacClean.

Step 1: Preparations.

Do as following:
  • Open MacClean from your Dock or Application List
  • Select Cleanup Tools (1)
  • Select Folders you want to scan

Once you launch MacClean successfully, you will see the main interface as below:

The Main Interface

Please select Old & Large Files (2) under Cleanup Tools. Next, you will see the interface as below:

Select Old & Large Files Function

To help you make regular checking, MacClean lists six common used folders as Default Folder (3) . You can simply tick/untick the box (es) in front of these folders to scan as you need.

Default Folder

MacClean also allows you to add folders you want to clean from your Mac. Please switch to Custom Folder (4) firstly and then click Add Files button (5) to add folders. Or you can also simply drag any folders on your mac to drop in the scanning area.

Custom Folder

Step 2:Analysis.

Do as following:
  • Click Scan button(6) after selecting folders
  • Wait for the scanning process
  • Review the junk list before removing them

The time to scan the files varies based on the size of your files. Please keep patient.

Scan Old & Large Files

To manage data before cleaning process, you can check data scanned by name/data/size in descending or ascending order (7). You can also check a particular type of data (8) as you need. For a more precise checking, you can change File Size and Data Modified options (9) as you need.

Check Scanned Data

1. The defalut range of File Size changes from 10 MB to 5 GB.

2. The defalut range of Data Modified veries from 2 years Old ago to today.

MacClean ticks all scanned files by default, but you can untick or retick (10) in front of each file as you need. And you can check the number and size of the files (11) you tick from the bottom. To abort the cleaning process, please click Start Over (12) to go back to previous page.

Tick or Untick Scanned Files

Please notice that once you delete the data with MacClean, it will be erased permanently. Please be cautious before starting the cleaning process.

Step 3: Cleanup.

Do as following:
  • Click Remove button (13)
  • Check the cleaning list again before removing
  • Click Clean (14) button

After clicking Clean button, MacClean will list files you ticked and you can have a last check before the cleaning. If you want to go back to Scanning Results page, please click Cancel button (15).

Last Check Before Cleaning

After clicking Remove button, you will see the Cleanup Completed page. To go back to the previous page, please click Start Over button (16).

Cleanup Complete Page

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