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BlueHarvest is an exterminator for your Mac's unnecessary Desktop Service Store (DS_Store) and resource fork (_AppleDouble) files.

Whether you manage a version control system or just want to maximize your available memory, DS_Store and _AppleDouble files are a nuisance. Get BlueHarvest, and give those superfluous files the boot.

A clean Mac is a happy Mac
  • Keep it clean. Blue Harvest does more than remove existing files -- it blocks new ones from being created.
  • Easy interface. With BlueHarvest, a less cluttered Mac is only two clicks away. more...

What's New

Version 5.5.9:
  • Minor UI improvements.


  • OS X 10.7 or later

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Rabati Member IconReview+1

Hi, I bought BH years ago and all the updates were free.

Yesterday I updated my Mac to 10.9 and I had a glitch (minor) with BH.
Sent an email to the developer and today I have the fix.

Excellent support and app.

Thanks Ross.

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Version 5.5.6

I have to acknowledge the excellent support: Version 5.5.7 with the fix for my problem came within 1 day from my bug report!


Jer Member IconReview+16

Thank you for keeping this great utility updated and working correctly in Mountain Lion. It's one of those minor hassles of working in OS X which is solved beautifully behind the scenes with this app!

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Version 5.5.2
Macpenguin Member IconReview+3


Well, maybe I did something wrong while setting up BlueHarvest.
If I did so, then everything can be explained.

But here is why I tried it. I store music and movies on a Network hard drive connected via USB to my Apple AirPort Extreme which itself is connected to my computer via Ethernet. I want to access to those folders using an Oppo BDP-105 networked universal player that can access networked volumes using SMB/CIFS and so, appreciate if it doesn't show up those annoying files.

The hard drives show up as networked volumes. They are formatted in HFS+ but as they are considered as networked volumes, I assume that the format is irrelevant here.

Well, whatever I move from my computer to the networked harddrive, there are two options :
- 1°) the original folder does not contain any of those .XXX scammed files and thus they do not appear on the networked volume ;
- 2°) the original folder does contain those annoying files and they are copied even though I ask BlueHarvest to clean up networked volume and they are still there after I select the folder an choose "Clean using BlueHarvest" from the contextual menu.

So, good idea... but poor execution as far as I am concerned. But considering the other comments, I must have done something wrong :-(

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Version 5.2.0
Cornelius.a.h Member IconReview+37

I've been using it since blue harvest 3 pay to update to 4 but received v5 freely from developers. I've try some similar app even with recent CMD with have nice GUI, but eat bigger memory. CMD use 48MB but blue harvest only use 9MB, and it sit silently in my prefpane.

Never find any trouble, and after installing this app my friend never complain about weird file in their disk anymore.

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Version 5.1.0
Sanchai Member IconReview+116

Just upgraded to 5.0.1 on Macbook Pro running Lion 10.7.1. Upgrade went fine, but when I start Blueharvest from Preference, an error pop up, saying that Blueharvest need a 64 bit capable system (because on the top opf Preference) it show Blueharvest 32 bits

I have to shut down Preferences and restart it to be able to start Blueharvest 5.0.1 properly.

This problem occurred alm,ost every time after reboot

Fix please

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Version 5.0.1

No such problem here on my Intel Core 2 Duo iMac.

BlueHarvest 5.0.1 requires a 64-bit Intel Mac (see developer's site). Maybe your MacBook Pro is an early Intel model with Intel Core Duo (not Intel Core 2 Duo) processor that is 32-bit only?


Oops! Disregard my reply below about 32 vs 64-bit. On a 32-bit Intel Mac you cannot install Lion, so your MacBook Pro is 64-bit.

Mitch_de Member IconComment+169

Splotlight files are NOT removed. I always have > 100 files to clean on my SANSA MP3 Player in Rockbox (disktidy).
Can that spotlight files be deleted to in next versions ?

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Version 4.0.3

You're right, same issue with Hidden Cleaner (and Rockbox rocks!!).
Still, .Spotlight is only a single small folder, as long as it's deactivated for the USB drive(s).
Most importantly it does not intervene with play lists etc.


Ah, sorry, I just found out they advertise the removal of .Spotlight and other folders.
Still, I'm not sure if that amounts to 16.95$.

Mattstanford Member IconComment+1

My contextual menu is not visible, although it is present in the Contextual Menus folder. Any suggestions?

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Version 4.0.2
Pnn314 Member IconComment+24

Blueharvest v4.0.0 and later does not work with the Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X 7.0.3 which is used to enable write NTFS disks. When Paragon NTFS driver is installed on Mac OS 10.6 Blueharvest v4.0.0 and later does not delete the invisible files on NTFS disks. Nevertheless the Blueharvest v3.5 works fine in these conditions. So I contunue using Blueharvest v3.5.


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Version 4.0.1
Nootilus Member IconComment+4

I was using FinderCleaner to clean up volatile supports like USB key before using them with PCs. Unfortunately FinderCleaner has been discontinued. Therefore I'm looking for some replacement.
Blue Harvest looked like the perfect tool until I tried it.
It is so powerful in cleaning that even with the setting done it wipped all my external drives preferences. I lost all the colored folders and several cool settings.
I'm sorry, but I can't trust a software that overring user's settings.

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Version 3.0.1
Mitch_de (developer)

"Automatically remove ".DS_Store" files."
???? If you have an non HFS Volume you simple should not use such cleaning tools !
Because all will delete .DS_Store in which suche cosmetic things like folder icons are saved.


NOOTILUS, I don't know about v3.0.1 for which you wrote your comment, but v3.0.3 has an option to 'Allow disks to have custom icons'. That should at least solve your coloured folder problem.


Icons are not stored in .DS_Store. There is a hidden file called Icon? which carries that data.

Skityba2 Member IconComment+2

for two weeks Safari can't find the server “zeroonetwenty.com”

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Version 3.0.1
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Version 5.5.9
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Version 5.5.3
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Version 5.2.0
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Version 5.0.4
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Version 5.0.4
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Version 5.0.3
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Downloads 43,389
Version Downloads 935
License Shareware
Date 14 Mar 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $14.95
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