CleanMyDrive 2

CleanMyDrive 2

By MacPaw Inc.

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2012-05-23
  • Current Version: 2.2.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 26.32 MB
  • Developer: MacPaw Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.10 or later.


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?



  • nice little add-on for free!

    By Saint_John88
    i love the different icon themes for the disks. I love every program MacPaw puts out. I was surprised this one was free with no hidden in-app purchases. Based on this, I actually purchased CleanMyMac X.
  • Solid App Works as Advertised

    By Icyfire32
    This is a pretty good app that works like you'd expect. It tells you how much space you have on any connected Hard Drive. Very good if you don't have an app that does this and you are low on space or are very conscientious of it. Overall very good, I will make sure to get this app on any mac I Have in the future.
  • Great app and great support

    By Pep Serrano
    I use it to unmount external SD cards from my cameras. It always worked smoothly and effortless. Over and above that when I had a small issue after an upgrade of the OS the support was very reactive and effective. Kudos.
  • Fantastic app to eject all external drives cleanly

    By Sinafala
    I've used three other utility apps to manage and automate ejecting external drives. They are all glitchy to some extent and almost never migrate nicely to the next version of MacOS. So far CleanMydrive 2 is fantastic - easy, does what it's supposed to, and doesn't intrude. I'll also mention that I like all the apps from MacPaw and use CleanMyMac frequently to fully uninstall software and generally keep my Mac tidy. Nothing bad to say about any of it!
  • Amazing utility app

    By Jack91759
    CleanMyDrive 2 cleans junk files from Macos on my flash drives and sd cards so that I can use my camera with them.
  • Feels like malware

    By Eternalspring22
    I love giving products a try. Downloaded this to try to see if it would help me clean up my time capsule drive that's almost full. The product does not see my time capsule drive. No harm. I try to deleat the product and it does not let me. It says the product is running. Well, but there is no icon anywhere indicating it is running. I go to force quit to shut it down so I can deleate it and I can not do it, it is not shown as an application that is running! It feels like malware, I can't get rid of it.
  • Regularly crashses

    By Antiduplicity
    I am not sure if this if a big sur problem but I believe it is this app's problem. if I press clean on any drive, it will work for a few minutes then just crash and quit. therefore no point having this installed
  • Soild addition to Clean My Mac

    By plove1381
    I have enjoyed using Clean Mac and the other software they make. This one is no exception. Its just easy to use, and it helps me be better at safely ejecting the drives and managing the content inside. I would definiltey recommnd. - Peter from Boston
  • Useful beyond cleaning out the junk.

    By StereoPhotographer
    I got this to remove the macOS specific files from thumb drives that I share with other systems of course. But it is useful beyond that. When the drive is mounted, this app uses the native Notifications service to confirm that the drive has been mounted. If you click on the notice before it disappears, a finder window for that device is opened. I also like being able to use the menu drop down to dismount the drive rather than having to find the drive icon on the desktop to do a shift-click on it to dismount it.
  • De lo mejor

    By AntonioPM
    Es excelente y mu útil. Solo tengo una duda. Porqué dejó de iniciar cuando inicio el sistema operativo? antes lo hacía muy bien. si me ayudan les agradezco aún más