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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 move more...

What's New

Version 6.0.1:
  • Fixed a bug introduced in 6.0
  • New algorithms for faster usage.
  • Should get rid of Time Machine files accidentally dragged to the trash. Please read the readme file for more info.
  • Code optimization changes.


  • OS X 10.6 or later

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Date 12 Oct 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
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