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How do you keep your Logic machine (Macbook Pro maintenance) clean?


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I'm using the free version of Piriform's CCleaner. It let's you 'include' or 'exclude' what files/folders you want to trash. Also does a decent job of removing most applications that you want to uninstall. But, sometimes it doesn't uninstall all related to certain applications. 
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I am willing to spend money on app purchase to keep my machine clean (for optimal performance). I have a macbook Pro (Early 2011, 1TB hd, 16gb ram, only used for Logic Pro X)

My suggestion is, if it ain't broken, don't fix it. I wouldn't install any Mac cleaning utility unless there's a specific issue with my Mac that I'm trying to fix and that requires that app. A lot of those apps create more issues than they resolve! 

 

One thing I recommend for optimal performance is to always have a large amount of empty space on your hard drives (20 to 25% of the drive's capacity is the usual recommendation). 

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I don't use any third party cleaning apps but I do use Daisy Disk to easily check my hard drive space and to see what is taking up space. 

I don't know Daisy Disk but OS X has gotten better at showing you what is taking up space. I'm assuming Daisy Disk is more detailed that that. 

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Yup, I've seen the new disk analyzer thingy in newer versions of the OS but Daisy Disk goes a bit further and shows you the actual folder/file names themselves. So you can pinpoint exactly what is hogging up space.

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