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How to Clear All User/System Log Files on Mac

-- Wednesday, August 02, 2017
“My Macbook Pro’s .log files have grown way out of proportion. The system log file is over 10 GB, and other more log files like users log have also taken up lots of space. Wondering how could clear log files?”

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  • If you deleted junk files and installed useless applications, your Macbook/iMac still run out of space. At this time, you should inspect and check the users or system log files. There are two ways for you to clear log files: manually or CleanMyMac 3.

    Part 1 Trash Log Files Manually

    1.Open Finder and “Go to Folder” window.
    2.Type ~/Library/Logs in the popup window and hit “Go” to reach the folder.
    3.Press Command-A to select all log files and select “Move to Trash”.
    4.Empty trash and restart Mac.

    Clear User Log Files

    1. The steps above ensure you to clear users log files but not system log files.
    2. Recommend you to remove the files in the folders not the folder themselves.

    Part 2 Clear Log Files with CleanMyMac 3

    Manually clear log files on Mac only removing the users log. There are much more system log files stored everywhere on Mac and haven’t yet been deleted. Hence, you can rely on CleanMyMac 3, a highly recommended mac cleaner to release Mac internal memory and improve its running space and performance. Follow the guide below to clear both users and system log files on Mac with one-click.

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    Step 1 Download and Run CleanMyMac 3
    Download and install CleanMyMac on your Macbook/iMac. Run the program after install and click into System Junk in the left. Hit the Scan button in the bottom-middle to scar out system junk files in your Mac.

    Run CleanMyMac 3

    Step 2 Clear Users/System Log Files
    When the scanning complete, you will see the size of system junk files, including outdated caches files, old logs, extrac application binaries, unused language files and broken app data shown in the below interface.

    Clear System Log Files

    You can click Clean button to remove all the files in the scanning results from Mac. If you just want to clear user and system log file, hit the Review Details option. Deselect all and tick system log files and user log files. Click Clean button to finish the process.

    Check and Clear System Log Files

    After clearing large user and system log files, its not difficult to find that your Mac is running much more smooth and much more space for you to store information and apps. If you think this guide is useful, please share it to Facebook or Twitter.

    Ivy Bruce

    Ivy Bruce is the Founder and Editorial Director at Recovery-Android Studio. You can also find her on Google+ and Twitter.