By this time, you might have been experiencing that you are a sort of running out of system storage on your Mac. And one of the first thing that you would do is to check out your disk space for you to see what are the things that are eating up your Mac's system storage

And once that you check on it, you will then be surprised to see a yellow bar that refers to your System which is like occupying more of your space on your Mac. And the worst case is that you actually have no idea on what are the things that are included in your system storage. 

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That is why in this post, we are going to show you on how you can clean your Mac's system storage and what are the things that contain your system storage on your Mac so that you will have better knowledge on what are the things that you should be removed from your Mac.

Part 1: Files Included in System Storage

The files that actually your system storage of your Mac contains are all of those junks that you actually do not need on your Mac. This can be your System Cache, Application Cache, System Logs, User Logs, and more. 

These files are stored on your Mac every time that you are making a download, or saving new files on your Mac. This can be your email attachments, iTunes movie, and more. Some of these files are saving large files that is why it can take up your system storage quickly.

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Part 2:
Clear Your System Storage By PowerMyMac Uninstaller

With all of the methods that we have mentioned above, doing them manually will surely take more time and effort as you will be needing to go through your Mac one by one. However, there is a better way for you to be able to do all the things that we have mentioned above. You will be able to clear your Mac’s system storage in no time. All the methods that we have included above can all be done just by one program – the iMyMac PowerMyMac

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The iMyMac PowerMyMac has more than 20 features that you can depend on. This program is considered to be a powerful tool that you can use for you to clear your Mac’s system storage. This tool will surely help you in removing all of the junks that you have on your Mac allowing you to have more space and speed up the performance of your Mac. 

Using the iMyMac PowerMyMac will allow you to choose all the junks or files that you no longer need on your Mac and clean them. It does not only give you the cleaning functionality but it will also help you to decide on which of your files would you want to remove or not. So you will be assured that none of your important files will be deleted without you knowing it. 

Here is how easy to use the iMyMac PowerMyMac.

Step 1: Download and Install

First is that you have to download the iMyMac PowerMyMac on your Mac. You can have the program downloaded from our official website at www. Imymac.com. Once that you have downloaded the program, go ahead and install it on your Mac.

Step 2: Launch the iMyMac Program

Once that you have successfully installed the iMyMac PowerMyMac on your Mac, go ahead and launch it. On the main interface of the program, you will be able to see your Mac’s system status. You will see your Disk usage, Memory usage, and your RAM usage. With that, you will have an idea of what is happening on your Mac.

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Step 3: Select A Module

In the same interface, you will be able to see three different modules at the top. The Status, Cleaner, and Toolkit. So if you would want to clean up your Mac’s system storage, go ahead and choose the module “Cleaner”.

Step 4: Choose the Option for Cleaning

Once that you have selected “Cleaner”, the iMyMac PowerMyMac will then show you eight different options to choose from. The System Junk, iPhoto Junk, Email Junk, iTunes Junk, Trash Bin, Large and Old Files, Duplicate Finder, and the Similar Photo. 

From that list, go ahead and choose “System Junk”. This is one of the options that you can use for you to be able to clear your Mac’s system storage. This is where you will be able to clear out your System Cache, Application Cache, System Logs, User Logs, and Localization.

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Step 5: Scan for System Junk

After that, the iMyMac PowerMyMac will then ask you to scan all of the junks that you have on your Mac. You can do this by clicking on the scan button. From there, wait until the program is done with the scanning process.

Step 6: View the Result

Once that the scanning process is complete, you can now view the result. All you have to do is to click on the “View” button on your screen.

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Step 7: Choose the Files to Delete

From there, the iMyMac PowerMyMac will then show you all the files that it was able to scan. All you have to do from here is to mark all the files that you would want to clean.

Step 8: Cleaning Process

After choosing all the files that you would want to clean, go ahead and click on the “Clean” button. This will then start to remove all of your system junks from your Mac.

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NOTE: There are instances that the program will ask you to enter your admin password. So just go ahead and enter it on the pop-up box that will appear on your screen.

Step 9: Confirm the Cleaning Process

After entering your password, the program will then ask you to confirm on the cleaning process. A pop-up box will appear on your screen. On that pop-up box, just go ahead and simply click on the “Confirm” button. 

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The iMyMac PowerMyMac will then start to clean up all the files that you have selected earlier. From here, all you have to do is to wait until the program is done with the cleaning process. Just be patient and wait. 

So there you have it! You have successfully cleaned up all the system junks that you have on your Mac using the iMyMac PowerMyMac. You can also try the other seven options that the program has under the Cleaner module for you to be able to clean up other things on your Mac. This will then boost the performance of your Mac and at the same time, you will be able to gain more of your system storage back.

Part 3: Clear Your System Storage By Manual Cleaning

Method #1: Clean Up Your Mac's Cache

Caches are one of the biggest culprits as to why your Mac’s system storage is getting full. So for you to be able to clear your system status, go ahead and clean up your Mac’s cache.

Step 1: Launch Finder on your Mac.

Step 2: Then go ahead and click on “Go to folder”.

Step 3: From there, go ahead and type in ~/Library/Caches then remove all the files that are taking up most space.

Step 4: After that, go ahead and click on “Go to folder”.

Step 5: Then type in /Library/Cache and then once more, go ahead and remove all the files that are taking up most space.

Method #2: Remove Your Old iTunes Library Backups

Whenever you make a backup on your iTunes, the more backup file is stored on your Mac. And with that, these backups that you no longer use will be piled up on your Mac and this can cause your system storage to get full as well. So, for you to clear out space on your Mac’s system storage, go ahead and remove all those old iTunes Backup that you no longer need. 

Step 1: Go ahead and launch Finder on your Mac. 

Step 2: Then go ahead and click on the “Go” button located at the menu bar. 

Step 3: Then choose “Go to Folder”. 

Step 4: Then go ahead and enter the following: ~/Music/iTunes/Previous iTunes Libraries 

Step 5: Once done, you will be able to see all of your iTunes back-ups. The date they were made is also indicated so you can go ahead and choose your old backups and delete them.

Method #3: Take Out All Unused Applications

This method is one of the most common ways on how you can clear your Mac’s system storage. All you have to do is to go through all of the applications that you have on your Mac and sort out which are the ones that you no longer use and uninstall them. You just have to make sure that you are removing them correctly and not just by merely dragging them over to your Trash bin. 

You have to make sure that when you uninstall any application on your Mac that you no longer need, you should also find all the files or folders that are associated with that application. If not, then you are still leaving data behind and that will still eat up space on your Mac.

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Method #4: Clean Up Your Photo Library

Photos are one of the most common data that we have on our Mac. And keeping them is keeping memories. However, these photos actually take up more space on your Mac’s system status. So you have to make sure that you sort things out. 

You can delete all the photos that you think you no longer need and as well as those photos that have more than one copy. You also have the option to transfer them over to another hard drive or USB drive for you to free up space on your Mac.

Method #5: Delete Any Old iOS Backup

Just like your iTunes backup, the old iOS backup that you have on your Mac is also one of the reasons as to why your Mac’s system storage is getting full. That is why it is a good idea that you should also remove your old iOS backup from your Mac.

Step 1: Go ahead and launch Finder on your Mac. 

Step 2: After that, go ahead and click on the “Go” button located at the menu bar. 

Step 3: From there, go ahead and choose “Go to folder”. 

Step 4: Then once that you are in, go ahead and type the following: ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup 

Once that you have opened the window, go ahead and choose all the old iOS backup that you have on your Mac. Dates of the backup are already indicated so that you will be able to know which of them are the old ones.

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Part 4: Conclusion

As you can see, cleaning up your Mac’s system storage is an easy thing to do. Though doing this manually will take more time and effort. But all thanks to the iMyMac PowerMyMac, you will be saving more of your time and effort as it will only need a few clicks to do the cleaning process. 

Make it a habit of cleaning up your Mac every now and then so that you will not be able to experience having full storage and a slow Mac. Remember, cleaning up all the files and other things that you no longer need will sure be a great help for the performance of your Mac.