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Trash It! is an AppleScript-based application that force-empties your Trash and/or removes stubborn items. Especially useful if you have files or folders in the Trash with permissions set incorrectly, locked Trash items, want to securely delete a stuck item, or trash items from other partitions. If you drop files or folders onto the Trash It! icon, it will delete them as well. If you double-click on it, it will clean out your Trash can. This is the software recommended by Apple Tech support when all else fails!

Trash It! should be used when:

  1. You can't get rid of trash items manually.
  2. You can't more...

What's New

Version 5.2:
  • Compiled for OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
  • Code changes; Optimized for faster results

Requirements

  • OS X 10.7 or later
  • BSD Subsystem (installed by default with Mac OS X)

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larrymcj Member IconComment+234
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I've already rated this a 5-stars, but the developer's support site gets 0 stars. I'm sure if I could ever contact him he'd answer my question, but I tried the CAPTCHA form over 50 times..it never would let me leave my message. Kept telling me my response was incorrect.

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Version 5.2
Kobalt Member IconReview+463
Kobalt
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Like everyone before me has said, this just works. Top rating script on my Mac.

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Version 5.2
RobBlackDC Member IconReview+1
RobBlackDC
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Was getting the dreaded "unable to empty trash" error code -8003, found my way to this program via tons of support recommendations. Did exactly what it says it does, definitely deserving of the donation!

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Version 5.2
BruD1387 Member IconReview+0
BruD1387
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Fantastic application which resolved my problems with MacKeeper and got rid of over 2,000,000 hidden trash files. It did take about 9-10 hours but well worth it.

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Version 5.2
Redseagoby Member IconReview+0
Redseagoby
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Exactly as with Quorum, I had files in Trash from this cloud backup provider that showed (nested deep in subfolders) as zero bytes but would not allow me to change permissions or force delete. I got there by a convoluted process not worth going into. Trashit got rid of them! YES!

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Version 5.2
Quorm Member IconReview+38
Quorm
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Due to a problem caused by software from a leading backup service (I'll leave them nameless), I had several copies of a file in the Trash that OS X Mavericks thought were zero-byte applications, that were locked, and were flagged as "in use". There seemed to be no trick or technique to get those files to go away. I even reinstalled Mavericks. No joy. Then I read a mention of TrashIt! in some blog. I downloaded and tried TrashIt! and my problem was immediately solved. This app is terrific. Don't hesitate to send a donation to the author -- they deserve it.

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Version 5.2
RCLeon Member IconReview+0
RCLeon
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I had transfer all my Movies from WMV to MP4 and my trash was really full. Being new to the Apple OS coming from Windows I selected to empty the trash. Literally 4 full days later the trash was just 10% empty. Then I found Trash It, wow installed the app click the link to empty and within 30 seconds my trash was empty.
No issues the the OS or my Mac. Now I just use Trash It it dose the work fast and efficiently. More app should be as great and convenient as this app. I know is free, but a donation to show our appreciation should be made. I did. Rafael

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Version 5.2
Mkirkwag Member IconReview+3
Mkirkwag
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Wow! ***Thank*** you! I've had trash stuck for a year - tried scripts all over the place. This solved it in *seconds*. Very slick. I wish I could have donated more than I did.

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Version 5.2
Turquoise Member IconReview+99
Turquoise
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Love it!
Please make next update retina display friendly :)

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Version 5.1
JasonC3081 Member IconReview+1
JasonC3081
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Simply put, it works! Tried a bunch of other programs before this one saved my sanity. Thank you. Made a dontation while I was at it.

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Version 5.1
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Downloads 409,797
Version Downloads 78,682
License Free
Date 30 Oct 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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