CleanMyDrive 2

Developer: MacPaw Inc.

Current Version: 2.1.10

Last Updated: 1 month ago

Download Size: 8.1 MB - Download


CleanMyDrive 2 is a lightweight disk manager for external and internal drives. It provides quick access to any drive with detailed information on space usage, and cleans hidden junk from external disks. It’s lightning fast and easy to use, with a convenient interface that opens right from the OS X menu bar. CleanMyDrive 2 is the new, improved version of CleanMyDrive, with a beautiful makeover and a whole set of new features.

“...A cute little companion to ease up your workflow.” – MacStories
"...A nifty utility for people who want an easier way to manage drives." – MacWorld
"...Just let it run in the background and keep your drives from accumulating junk." – LifeHacker
“I can’t see any reason for you to not install it.” – AppShopper
“The app is super simplistic.” – Cult of Mac
“It makes storage-related chores a breeze.” – Softpedia

With CleanMyDrive 2, you’ll be able to:

Prevent issues with external drives after using them on other operating systems.
Keep your external drives safe, even when you close your Macbook and unplug them without ejecting in advance.
Easily manage storage by knowing the types of files on your drives and how much space they take up.
Quickly copy files to any drive by dragging them right into the app.
Save time by ejecting all drives with one click or using a global shortcut.
Choose a hand-crafted icon for each drive to make it look amazing.

What kind of junk does CleanMyDrive 2 get rid of?

1. OS X Service files: .DS_Store, .Spotlight-V100, .TemporaryItems, .fseventsd
2. Windows Service files: Thumbs.db, RECYCLED, RECYCLER, $RECYCLE.BIN
3. Resource forks: files like ._MyPhoto.jpeg
4. Trash, such as files in trash bins that haven’t been emptied.

Why should these files be removed?

Service files created by OS X and Windows could corrupt your external drive’s compatibility with other devices. For instance, your camera slows down if the SD card has hidden system files. And, they spoil your experience by cluttering the main folder of your disks.

You see resource forks when you’ve stored files on your USB stick and want to use them on other devices, such as your TV or car audio system. These devices can’t actually read them, but display them in the folder all the same. You have to scroll through them before you get to the files you actually need.

Finally, trash from the bins simply takes space on your drives. And who doesn’t need a little extra disk space?


Release Notes:

CleanMyDrive 2 is ready to provide full macOS High Sierra compatibility. Now it runs smoother than ever for you to enjoy all of the available features.

- Enhanced compatibility with High Sierra.
- Fixed a bug of not being able to set custom Icon Store icons.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 0
Review by Chip 2011

Most useful app - This app closes a gap in functionality of OS X that never should have existed in the first place. For example, if you have a USB stick with data on it, and then drag those files to the trash, they aren’t really removed from the stick until you empty your trashcan. Often times, I don’t like to clear my system trash because there may be some files that need to be recovered eventually. Until this app came along, the only way I could truly clean the USB sticks was to mount them on a PC and delete the files that way. Aggravating. This app solves that problem, and the developer MacPaw also makes a great Mac utility called CleanMyMac. It’s not free, but it’s a great system maintenance tool.

Found helpful by 40 out of 43 people
Version 2.0
Review by chrischram

Destroys Login Items - When CleanMyDrive 2 is allowed to "Launch on system startup," which is its default setting, it somehow causes ~/Library/Preferences/ to be mostly obliterated. Not good. Bottom line: If you have CleanMyDrive version 1.x.x, DON'T UPDATE to version 2.0. Wait for a newer version released LATER THAN December 8, 2015. If you have already updated to CleanMyDrive 2, go to its Preferences and uncheck "Launch on system startup," then rebuild your Login Items, either manually or from a backup.

Found helpful by 10 out of 12 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.1.10
Review by Kaiserdk

Fast, Easy, and does exactly what you need it to. - This is the best application I’ve used for clearing out space on my hard drive. I use this almost once a week to clear up any unused files on my hard drive. I believe it was $5 when I bought it but I would have spent $10. So much easier than cleaning my disk manually in finder and so much better than Apples built in feature. Fantastic product.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 2.1.10
Review by Clovercrush

Solved My Problems - Great app! Cleans up your hard drives and is easy to use.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 2.1.10
Review by nota4398

Good for preparing USB drives - Useful with new USB based audio systems where music is played as mp3 files in the absence of a built-in cd player. Transfer process often created hidden text files that would wreak havoc in the flow of the music. CleanMyDrive2 removes these extraneous files instantly, easily, and reliably.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 2.1.10
Review by DrHauls

Simplicity at its best - Its interface is beautiful and simplistic, but functional.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 2.1.10
Review by Vasily Petykhov

Отличная программа для съемных носителей - CleanMyDrive спасает меня от лишних действий. Одним кликом извлекает и очищает мусор (служебные файлики и корзину) на флэшках и внешних дисках.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people