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CleanUp smb mess can quickly and easily clean FAT 32 drives, pendrives, SD memories for mobiles and cameras, SMB/CIFS Samba shares (Windows and Linux) from ".DS_Dtore" and "._*" files, and other invisibles files the Mac lefts behind.
  • GUI with a lot of options
  • Can remove also Temporary Items, Time Machine tokens, Spotlight indexes, Mac Trash folders etc.
  • Automatically detects volumes to be cleaned.
  • Unlimited shareware: no license, no limitations, no expiry date. Shareware fee is just an ethical issue.

What's New

Version 2.2:
  • Fixed a bug preventing FAT32 automatic disks recognition
  • Fixed a bug preventing eject of some volumes if needed
  • Enhanced Drag&Drop detection, distinguishing between disks and folders

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.6 or later

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Karl Member IconReview+0
Karl
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This program is completely useless and dangerous to use. I dragged my drive into the app like it said in the readme document. It seemed to be doing something for about a minute; then I recieved a 'session timed out' window. I went back to my drive and found out that many of my files, mostly quicktime files, had been corrupted and rendered useless. I must now go back and re-digitize hours of footage, some of which is unrecoverable. Bottom line: don't ever use this program.

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Version 1.1
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Anonymous
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The program can delete only the resource fork and .DS_Store files, this is the reason it has been developed.
If you store Mac files on a samba share or a pendrive where you actually wanto to keep the resources safe, then simply you don't want -and don't need- to run this utility (or something like it),

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Anonymous
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You must admit that it was foolish to run something like this on anything but an experimental folder.

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Anonymous
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Also need an option to delete only ORPHANED ._ files.
eg. When a file ._archrux.jpg has no corresponding archrux.jpg file, then it's okay to delete the ._archrux.jpg file.

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Version 1.1
Marco Balestra (Developer)
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Please note that this app is mainly used to clean shares/volumes from ALL ._* files.
Its purpose is to completely remove Mac-only data, in this case you don't wan to save some resource.
In addition I would like to remember that resources in Mac document dramatically decreased, now they mostly contain a custom icon.

jory Member IconReview+13
jory
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Great little AppleScript!

Yes, it could be a dangerous thing to use, but I wanted to delete all the .DS_Store and ._xxxx files that got created when I dropped MP3 files onto my Jukebox via an SMB share. MP3 files have no resource fork, so it was safe.

I do wish I had an idea that it was working, but I did have it sort through 80 GB of MP3s, all in nested directory structures, and it completed in just a couple minutes!

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Version 1.1
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Anonymous
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Deleting the resource fork files along with the .DS_Store files is throwing the baby out with the bathwater!

The Windoze IT administrators want the useless clutter of .DS_Store files done away with; but deleting the resource fork files render storage of many Mac files utterly useless!

We need a user preference option to NOT delete resource fork files!!!!!!

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Version 1.1
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Version 2.1
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Version 2.0
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Details

Downloads 7,022
Version Downloads 1,391
License Shareware
Date 24 Jun 2011
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $2.00
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