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FEmp... Ever wanted to empty the trash and the Finder just won't let you? Have you ever had loads of locked files in the Trash which you want to empty, but can't be bothered to go through and unlock them all? FEmp is for you. Just open FEmp, enter your password and let it do its work.

Features and benefits of FEmp:

  • Simple program, shouldn't have any bugs
  • It uses a cleaner password prompt, I thought the OS prompt is too much.
Known Issues
  • If you enter the incorrect password, it shows the default OS password prompt.

What's New

Version 1.0: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

Requirements

  • OS X 10.4 or later
  • Admin privileges


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Antoniong Member IconReview+62
Antoniong
+0

Does what it must do without any unnecessary steps.

Only pity is the voice-over that tell you what it has done. Nice the first few times but completely rubbish.

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Version 1.0b3
MacUpdate-Lon Member IconComment+558
MacUpdate-Lon
+1

I am wondering why the developer did not name this software "Fempty" as in "Force empty". No matter, it's free and I am sure it works as advertised.

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Version 1.0b3
Mohalamin Member IconReview+0
Mohalamin
+0

It made me empty my trash without any hassle

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Version 1.0b2
Mohalamin Member IconReview+0
Mohalamin
+0

This is really needed for the Mac community. The best think also is it is free. Now I can easily clean my mac trash bin.

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Version 1.0b2
I(pod)mac Member IconComment+67
I(pod)mac
+1

since each user has their own password, the simplest way to empty the trash is the following one:
- open a Terminal window;
- type "sudo srm -fmrz .Trash/*" without quotes and press ENTER;
- if you wish to see what that command is doing, simply type "sudo srm -fmrvz .Trash/*" (again without quotes) instead of "sudo srm -fmrz .Trash/*".
That's all.

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Version 1.0b1
Habib-Alamin
+4

For some people, learning Terminal commands is not at the top of their priority list.

Yukonjack
+2

@ Nutz321: It's not about learning Terminal commands, it's about copy/pasting a command string into the Terminal. How difficult is that? You can keep it handy in any of a number of note-taking apps available.

Acuraice
+1

even simpler way,go to finder menu,select FORCE EMPTY TRASH...these lil cheesy programs that do the same tasks already included in apples easiest operating system crack me up! the best is when they have the balls to charge for an app that the finder already does for free

Laine
+1

Here's something to try. Launch AppleScript Editor and paste the following into an AppleScript document window:

set myhomepath to (POSIX path of (path to home folder))
do shell script "sudo srm -fmrz" & space & myhomepath & ".Trash/*" with administrator privileges

Save it as an application. When you launch the application, you'll be prompted to enter an administrator name and password. After you do that and click OK, the trash will be force-emptied.

Habib-Alamin
+2

@Fuddy-Duddy: Yes, it is. How many of these Terminal commands are you going to keep handy? I just made it easier for the millions of non-geeky users who don't even know what the Terminal IS.

@Acuraice: That's Secure Empty Trash. Please check things before, not only being rude, but making yourself look like an idiot. For the name Acuraice, you're not very accurate.

@Laine: Thanks, but there are many people who don't even know what ASE is and how to do what you ask of them. All I want to do is make things easier for people. Thanks, anyway. I honestly appreciate it.

Yukonjack
+2

@ Nutz321: Points taken. I was looking at it from the wrong angle.

@ Laine: Now that's a neat one. this now resides on my Desktop. Even a Terminal-guy like me appreciates what you've done.

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Downloads 2,263
Version Downloads 283
License Free
Date 02 May 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price Free