Safely Delete Cache Files on Mac OS X

01 27/ By Shelton


Too many useless files will give rise to the sluggish Mac performance. To ensure a good operating environment for Mac, you need to do cleanups periodically. Among the various files, cache files are expected to be removed. Today’s topic is about how to clean up cache files on Mac OS X.

Caches accumulates each time you browse a web page online, and when you move a file from one drive to anther. Applications keep creating cache files once it is launched again, thus cache files grows larger and larger as time goes by, taking up too much disk space and even slow down Mac’s performance. To safely remove cache files, you can have more than one choice here.
Trash cache files in a manual way on Mac OS X

Caches in Mac OS X includes the User Cache, the Browser Cache, as well as the system Cache. Now let’s get started to remove all these caches manually from Mac step by step.

  • Step 1: Click Go menu in Finder, and then choose “Go to folder” in the pull-down list. For those who prefers to use keyboard shortcuts, press “Shift+Command+G”

go to folder

  • Step 2: In the pop-up dialogue box, type in “~/Library/Caches/”, then click “Go” to continue your work.



  • Step 3: In this stage, you can view the Cache folder, and all you need to do here is to trash all files in the target folder. Open the Cache folder and use your mouse to select all the files here, right click your mouse and then move them all to the trash. Or alternatively, you can press “Command+A” to select all items here.

cache files


  • Step 4: Clear your trash to make the junk files disappear for good. Right click on the trash icon, and then select “secure empty trash” to finish the whole work.

empty trash
Searching caches in this way requires some typing work, you can also delete the cache files by entering the Library menu, find out the Cache folder, and then perform the same work to delete all caches.


Automatic way to delete Caches on Mac OS X

Apart from the manual way to clean up caches on Mac OS X, you can also resort to an light and safe tool —MacKeeper to scan out all the cache files and then trash them with a few clicks.

  • Step 1: Download the smart fix tool
  • Step 2: Click on Fast Cleanup function in the left side bar on the interface, and then click Start Scan. The tool will automatically scan out all the caches, logs, and some other junk files for you.

Fast Cleanup

  • Step 3: Click Remove All and all your work has been finished.

remove all


Cleaning up Caches periodically can free up more space for computers,if you wanna enjoy a fast running of your Mac, don’t be lazy. If you are lazy,it might be a good choice for you to utilize a smart tool like MacKeeper.

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