Optimize The Files On Your Hard Drive To Improve Speed

Slow performance of your MacBook Pro can be very annoying when you have an urgent work to be done. You can follow these simple instructions that will provide answers to your question on how to speed up your mac. If you have been using your mac for a long time now then, there are chances that you would have accumulated many files. One of the best ways to ensure your mac is running smoothly is to keep your hard drive clean. DiskInventoryX is a free application that will graphically show the amount of hard disk space that has been used up by mac. It is easier to use such apps to clean your hard drive in comparison to manually running through files for deletion.


It is highly likely that the photos, music and movies collected along the way are occupying space on your disk. Libraries such as iPhoto take a lot of space which users never realize. Every time a photo is modified, multiple copies of the photo are stored. iPhoto has its own trash bin, which means even if you have deleted a photo, it could still be in the bin waiting to be removed. Cleaning tools will help locate such hidden files and remove them. Use system cleaners such as CleanGenius, OnyX to clean up unused and large files.

These utilities can optimize files by periodically checking for junk files. Temporary files, caches, logs and widgets also consume space on your hard drive. The best way to remove these junk files is by using cleaning utilities. Language packs in mac take up a lot of disk space. You can remove language files that you do not use on mac. Monolingual is a good application that will remove other language files. The cleaning tools are user friendly and do not require any technical knowledge to use them.


Hard disk can get corrupted which may be a cause for mac’s slow speed. Mac comes with Disk Utility tool that can check the integrity of your hard disk. It can be found under utilities in the Applications folder. It provides information on how much total internal drive is available and the space that is already in use. This utility verifies your disk for any anomalies and reports it. Disk Utility can also repair minor errors which can improve the performance. Users need to be a bit careful while using the Disk Utility as using some of the options such as Erase, RAID and Restore without prior knowledge can corrupt your system.