Your system is creating a lot of temporary files like caches, installation files or crash reports. TrashMe lets you delete all these files to recover space and solve several issues.

User Caches

Every app creates temporary files to speed up tasks. Those files are called ″caches″ and can be removed to recover space on your Mac or to troubleshoot app issues. At next launch, the app will recreate caches.

iOS Backups

If you need to recover space on your Mac, you can safely delete old backups of your iOS devices. However, we recommend that you keep the most recent backup, unless the device is no longer in your possession.

System Updates

Old system updates and iOS updates are not always removed from your Mac after installation. They can be safely removed and can be downloaded again from Apple’s servers or from the Mac App Store.


Many apps create log files to keep track of their activity or crash details. If you don’t need those information, you can safely remove them.


When you remove an app without using TrashMe, many files can be left on your Mac. We call them ″orphans″ and can include app preferences, caches… Inspect each of the suggested files to determine if it is related to an app that you removed from your Mac.

Mail Downloads

When you open a file attached to an email, Mail app downloads and stores a copy of the file. Once these temporary files are deleted, they can be downloaded again from your email server.

Xcode Files

Xcode creates a lot of temporary files: DerivedData for each built product and iOS Device Support files for each iOS version. Archives contain all versions archived in the Organizer when you deploy apps.

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