Chapter 5. Cleaning House

If you’ve been following along so far, it’s likely that you’ve installed a few new applications on your Mac, some of which you may never want to use again. Downloading and installing applications on your Mac is a relatively trivial matter—removing them is another story. You would think you could just drag an application to the Trash to remove it, but it’s not always that simple.

When you install an application, you also install related files on your Mac’s hard disk. Most related files don’t do anything other than support the application, so it’s a good idea to delete them when you remove the application. Related files can be quite large, and they just take up unnecessary space after you remove the application. The problem ...

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