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Harald ... Never trash the wrong file again!

Harald sits quietly in the background and watches over your files. If it detects a protected file being moved to the trash, it will issue an alert so that you can take action before accidentally deleting important data. For those who do not always have access to Time Machine or any other means of backup, Harald can be a true life-saver!

Key features:

  • Easily mark any file/folder for protection directly in the Finder
  • Get an instant notification when protected files are moved to the trash can
  • Get a quick overview of which files are protected by more...

What's New

Version 1.0.2:


  • No longer marks folders for protection. Due to certain design limitations this feature had to be completely removed instead of expanded the way some users wanted it to.
  • Fixed a bug where the global hotkey would not be set.


Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later

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Mcyukon Member IconComment+53

Whats the difference between this and using the Finders lock file command?
Select file>Get info>General>Check the "Locked" checkbox.
It too will warn you if you try to move/delete the file and allow you to cancel the operation.

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Version 1.0.2
Stealthy Cactus Software (developer)

There is no real difference except that Harald makes it easier (and that it doesnt really lock the file(s) "behind the scenes" to accomplish what it does ). Just select the file(s) in Finder and invoke Haralds hotkey and you're all set. No need to open any get info windows and click any checkboxes.

I guess you could say that it falls under the same category as for example AppZapper, where in that case you might as well use spotlight to find the preferences and support files associated with a certain application, but it simply does this for you.

Hope that explains things. :)

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Current Version (1.x)


Downloads 699
Version Downloads 464
License Free
Date 16 May 2011
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price Free