HDCleanUp is an easy-to-use disk cleaning utility. HDCleanUp does NOT delete or act on any files until you decide when it's appropriate. All task related files first show up in a list, allowing you to decide which files to delete or act upon. If a file is deleted (moved to the Trash), it is recorded in the Trash Log window. Change your mind about moving a file to the Trash? If you haven't yet emptied the Trash, the Trash Log allows you to move the file back to its original location.
Application Uninstall. Simply drop an application onto the window, and HDCleanUp shows you a best-guess of all the application's related files. Move them all (except the application) to the Trash with a click of the mouse.
Duplicate Applications. You download an application. Months later you download an updated release, however, you forget to delete the older release. When you double-click on the application's document, which application will open? Could be the older, could be the newer. This search helps you locate duplicate applications.
Orphaned Preferences Files. Ever download and try out an application only to quickly delete it? Well it most likely left behind one or more preference files. After awhile you can collect a lot of these orphaned preference files. This task not only shows you a best-guess of orphaned preference files, but also of all the applications and their preferences files. This makes it easy to see what you can delete, and what to keep.
Crash and Log Files. Crash Files: this task allows you to selectively remove crash logs. Log Files: this task allows you to selectively remove unnecessary log files.
List ZIP Contents. Have a lot of ZIP (compressed) files? Now you can easily find ZIP files and view the contents without extracting any files. Don't need them? Move them to the Trash.
Duplicate Files. Do you really need 5 copies of your old documents? Probably not. Drop a folder onto the window and HDCleanUp shows you all the duplicate files within the folder.
Empty Folders. What good is a folder if it's empty? Now you can track down those useless empty folders.
Empty Files. What good is a file if it's empty? Now you can track down those useless empty files.
Validate Internet Files. This task finds which Internet files point to a valid web page, and which do not.
Orphaned Aliases. What good is an alias file if it's lost its associated file? Find those orphaned alias files and send them to the Trash (or reattach them).
Cache Files. Cache files are used by applications to speed things up. However, somethings they become corrupted. Best to delete most or all the cache files occasionally.
ZIP Large Files. Compress large files in ZIP format and then send them to the Trash.
Slim Universal Applications. Most applications are made as an Universal Application meaning they contain code for both the PowerPC and Intel architectures. If you are using an Intel Mac, you don't need all that PowerPC code bloating your applications. The same applies to PowerPC applications. They don't need to be bloated with Intel code.
HFS+ Compression. Individual file compression is new with the Snow Leopard 10.6 release of Mac OS X. This functionality helps produce the reduced disk foot print of Snow Leopard and likely results in improved performance as well. Now you can use this functionality on almost all your files.
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Upgraded for OSX 10.8
HDCleanUp (com.modesittsoftware.hdcleanup) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of Software.com.
Operating System: Mac
Default Install Path: /Applications/HDCleanUp.app
Minimum OS version: 10.6
Copyright: (c) 2011 Modesitt Software