CleanMyDrive
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CleanMyDrive lets you maintain your removable drives as easy as never before with CleanMyDrive!

CleanMyDrive cleans up needless service junk generated by Windows or Mac OS (DS_Store, Thumbs.db, Spotlight, hidden trashes and so on). It also helps you to manage your external drives.

Main features:
  • Clean up drives from junk manually or automatically
  • Eject all external drives with one click
  • Access and eject your drives right from the main menu
  • Monitor free space on your drives
  • Works with external HDD,
What's New
Version 1.0.3:
  • Fixed crash on drives Eject.
  • Fixed issue with incorrect popover positioning after external display attachment.
  • Fixed incorrect show up animation of the popover.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later



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CleanMyDrive User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Cgc commented on 24 Dec 2012
I've love to have all ignored drives (e.g. larger than x GB) not appear in the drop down menu on the menubar.
[Version 1.0.2]


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+290

Cgc reviewed on 24 Dec 2012
Nice and unobtrusive (other than the upsell to CleanMyMac). When I eject a drive I see some animation (?) moving from upper-left to the upper-right of my screen. It's too fast to see what it is but it looks like crap. This is as it's cleaning the .ds_store files from my drive. Other than that, it's perfect.
[Version 1.0.2]


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Pslieber reviewed on 30 Sep 2012
Simple need, simple solution: dang dot underscore files were driving me crazy when transferring files to an exFAT drive intended for a media server. I lacked the stomach and patience to manually dabble in Terminal nor Windows deletion toward this end.

Clean My Drive works wonderfully in 10.8 toward this end, sports an easy-to-use interface and design. Let alone being free.

I'm also a big fan of its quick eject feature, also shortcut to access the HD/attached drives via the menu bar.
[Version 1.0.2]


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Cornelius.a.h reviewed on 14 Jul 2012
I've tried it because its free, but you need to reduce foot print (It use 49MB RAM, instead other similar only 9MB), and need simplify the GUI, its to big.

I like the idea that i only run this kind app when i want plug non mac drive, but unfortunately it cost more RAM than app that i use now with sit in prefpane.

Hope see improvement in next release, i'll try it again.
[Version 1.0.2]


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+35
using-Mac commented on 09 Jul 2012
CleanMyMac and CleanMyMac, which one should I choose?
Is CleanMyMac can help to clean up drives?
[Version 1.0.2]

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+2

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Gregm replied on 09 Jul 2012
Do you mean CleanMyDrive or CleanMyMac?
It appears to me that CleanMyDrive is *one part* of CleanMyMac.

I'd suggest that the logical thing to do would be to grab the free CleanMyDrive to see if you are comfortable with the way it works. If so, then you might consider the other.

CleanMyMac does a lot more (some thought should be applied before using all of it) --- has a limited trial period -- and has a purchase price.
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+35
using-Mac replied on 09 Jul 2012
Thank you. I'd better choose CleanMyMac rather than this app.
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Zbyszekc reviewed on 08 Jul 2012
Why program need OSX 10.7?
[Version 1.0.2]


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+147

Gregm reviewed on 07 Jul 2012
The over two year old Hidden Cleaner wins for performance.

I tested it with a 32 G USB stick, OS 10.7.4. I looked at all the files (using a "visibility" toggler) before I ejected. The stick was then carried it to a Win machine three times (ordinary eject, CleanMyDrive eject, and Hidden Cleaner eject.)

To begin with, CMD said that the stick had no trash files (wrong!) -- but it displayed a cleaning progress bar when ejected via CMD. There were still some Mac invisibles left on the stick-- but it did clean some off.

Hidden Cleaner got them all.

Significant differences: CMD has a nice interface and some preferences to play with. Hidden Cleaner interface is a drag-your-drive-to-the-icon. CMD is still under development --- HC has not been updated for over two years (but then why would it?)

I'll be uninstalling it --- but will try it again when it is updated.
[Version 1.0.2]


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+3

+227
Eric-Woehler commented on 16 Jun 2012
Its not 100% clear exactly what this software does - I can understand why Resource Forks might not be needed anymore, but .DS_Store files are not what I would call "junk".

Before I install this, I would be curious to hear from any users if it is possible to select the categories of "junk" so that I might delete Resource Forks but not the DS_Store files? Or does the software do a complete delete with no selection possible?

Any experiences from others to clarify/expand on the software's activities would be welcomed.
[Version 1.0.1]

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Gregm replied on 07 Jul 2012
It becomes useful if you are using the same drives on non-mac OS's. Give your Win buddy a USB stick loaded by your Mac and watch him go nuts trying to figure out WTH you've given him.
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Macjudge reviewed on 24 May 2012
The app works really well and does exactly what it claims.

There's some space for improvement though:
1. Please add an option to change how the menu appears once you press the icon in the menu bar. I'm not a big fan of this gigantic pop up. (maybe some fade-in or the option to turn off the animation entirely)
2. I would also like to see a more compressed interface. An option to 'shrink' everything so it appears more compact would be very welcome - especially with many drives attached.

Again, this is just my taste. Otherwise, grab it while it's free!
[Version 1.0]

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+30
Hotmac replied on 29 May 2012
second that
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Eat_A_Peach rated on 03 Apr 2014

[Version 1.0.3]



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Sos-Ufo rated on 08 Jan 2013

[Version 1.0.2]



honzaBFU rated on 10 Dec 2012

[Version 1.0.2]



+12

Chloe rated on 07 Jul 2012

[Version 1.0.2]



+5

Dan1983 rated on 17 Jun 2012

[Version 1.0.1]



+42

Noraa rated on 17 Jun 2012

[Version 1.0.1]


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Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Free
Date:19 Feb 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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CleanMyDrive lets you maintain your removable drives as easy as never before with CleanMyDrive!

CleanMyDrive cleans up needless service junk generated by Windows or Mac OS (DS_Store, Thumbs.db, Spotlight, hidden trashes and so on). It also helps you to manage your external drives.

Main features:
  • Clean up drives from junk manually or automatically
  • Eject all external drives with one click
  • Access and eject your drives right from the main menu
  • Monitor free space on your drives
  • Works with external HDD, flash drives, DMG files and network volumes
How CleanMyDrive helps you in real life:
  • Cleans those annoying service files that your media player fails to play
  • Erases files from your drives, not just moves them to Trash like Finder
  • Removes thumbs.db and other Windows files that bring no value
  • Ejects all drives at once correctly when you hurry your Mac into sleep mode
CleanMyDrive - a tiny yet powerful utility to take control over your mounted drives!


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