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Unblunder was designed to protect against accidental data loss.

Have you ever sent something to the Trash and emptied it only to realize moments later... OOOPS? We all have and it can happen to anyone.

Unblunder to the rescue!

Unblunder uses OS X's UNIX underpinnings to hang on to files after the Trash has been emptied. When started, it runs quietly in the background and stays out of your way.

Essentially, Unblunder offers OS X a much needed "Recently Deleted" feature, giving you plenty of time to recover files before they're gone forever. Note: for optimal file recovery and peace of mind, Unblunder more...

What's New

Version 1.2.5:
  • New: Larger files are kept longer by default.
  • New: Various tweaks, improvements, and fixes.
  • Other: This version drops support for PowerPC systems.
  • Other: Demo period reset for all users.

Requirements

OS X 10.6.8 or later

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MacBunny Member IconReview+66
MacBunny
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Does not work on all files, only on some random selection of files! My settings are maxed out to keep everything I delete for as long as possible - yet that does not help.

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Version 1.2.5
Navdeep-Bains
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Are you the same user who emailed support?

We've only received one report of this behavior and we need more information from you to figure out what's going on.

Please email us at info@yazsoft.com.

Navdeep Bains
Unblunder Developer

MacBunny
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Sorry no I have not contacted support, I'm using this program on 2 work computers and the problem is the same on both machines. So it has to be a bug.

Navdeep-Bains
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Please contact us if you want to help fix this.

Otherwise, sorry for the trouble!

Navdeep Bains
Unblunder Developer

Oak Member IconComment+30
Oak
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When this App finally lets files go, does it use regular or secure delete?

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Version 1.2.5
Navdeep-Bains
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Unblunder uses regular delete.

We may add a "secure delete" option in the future.

Navdeep Bains
Unblunder Developer

Image Search Member IconComment+0
Image Search
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I purchased bundle today and have not yet installed this app as I am concerned of the trash I want securely deleted, such as all my files downloaded after I do my banking online. I do not wish for these to ever be found once put in the trash. Do they stay even after a secure delete trash chosen from finder?

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Version 1.2.3
GeoProf Member IconComment+889
GeoProf
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I quite like Unblunder. But it's missing something that seems so natural and even important that I wonder why it wasn't included in the first version: a SIZE column in the Unblunder window. When it opens, the first thing I look for/at — after the app(s) name(s) of course — is the size of the files available to recover.

Am I perhaps missing a pref setting or display option somewhere? If not, I think I'll wait for enough people to request a size column before I spring for Unblunder.

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Version 1.1
Navdeep-Bains
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Version 1.1.1 adds a size column. We haven't received a lot of feedback for Unblunder.

Any & all suggestions are welcome, either here or on our forum.

Navdeep Bains
Unblunder Developer

Gcoghill Member IconComment+218
Gcoghill
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I'm curious how this compares to just using Time Machine to go back before you deleted the file and restore it?

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Version 1.1
Drdul
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Time Machine only saves a copy of a file every hour (the default setting). If you delete a file before TM can save a copy, then TM is no help. If you then empty the trash, you're out of luck. Unblunder will save a copy of any file emptied from the trash to give you a chance to recover it.

Gcoghill
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Thanks for the clarification. I use another Trash app (Compost) that deletes files after they've been in the Trash for 30 days (customizable), so by that time Time Machine should have backed them up. But this sounds handy for an alternative method.

Dana Sutton
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Not a good idea, Googhill. I don't think TM backs up stuff in the Trash folder (or am I wrong, folks?)

Gcoghill
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Pretty sure if you TM a folder in the Finder, you can just go back to before you Trashed it. That's how TM is supposed to work.

It doesn't track the Trash, but I wouldn't look for the file there. I'd look for it in it's original location.

Gcoghill
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Just realized I contradicted myself. Guess I should have mentioned that I rarely Trash files that are less than an hour old, typically I do a house clean every few months.

Bnax Member IconReview+37
Bnax
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I had 2 after-business-hours questions: does the license follow the user or the machine (user); App Store plans (unsure). A responsive email arrived immediately. Then I realized I forgot to ask a 3rd Q: is there some sort of automatic update mechanism in place (Sparkle). Once again, the response came within 2-3 minutes. That's the sort of thing that makes me WANT to support a dev with my $$. I couldn't get back to the website fast enough to place my order.

As for the app itself, its inherent quality (genuinely set it and forget it) is dwarfed only by the attention this dev lavishes on his customers, paid or prospective.

(Don't know the dev, just his handiwork.)

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Version 1.0.2
Yazsoft
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Thank you very much for your support.

Tomq Member IconReview+34
Tomq
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Nice! Relaxing!! Bought it!!!

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Version 1.0.2
Mr.Blunt Member IconReview+22
Mr.Blunt
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What a great and unique idea.

The only thing missing is an option to automatically start Unblunder in the user logins items.

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Version 1.0.2
Navdeep-Bains
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When "Trash Protection" is enabled, Unblunder automatically adds a background agent to the Login Items list.

Turning off protection removes the login item.

Navdeep Bains
Unblunder Developer

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Michael-Sonsino
Version 1.2.2
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Details

Downloads 3,728
Version Downloads 611
License Shareware
Date 07 Mar 2013
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $10.00