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Force Empty Trash
Force Empty Trash
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Force Empty Trash free download for Mac

Force Empty Trash

Version 1.0

Empty the trash when the Finder cannot.

4.5
Based on 10 user ratesRead reviews & comments
Free
Application is not under development & not supported.

Force Empty Trash overview

Force Empty Trash allows you to force empty and delete files in the trash can that otherwise can't be emptied in the Finder.

What’s new in version 1.0

Updated on Mar 06 2013

Version 1.0:
  • Recompiled to be OS X 10.7 compatible.

Information

License

Free

Size

24 KB

Downloads

42947

App requirements

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    SIDEREAL
    SIDEREAL
    Nov 6 2011
    1.0
    5.0
    Nov 6 2011
    5.0
    Version: 1.0
    For those of you using lion, just type in rm -rf ~/.Trash/* in the terminal, that should empty your bin.
    antoniong
    antoniong
    Aug 15 2011
    1.0
    0.5
    Aug 15 2011
    0.5
    Version: 1.0
    No longer works using Lion.
    Fulmar2
    Fulmar2
    Feb 8 2011
    1.0
    5.0
    Feb 8 2011
    5.0
    Version: 1.0
    Thank you for this app. Easier than command line.
    Sajdak70
    Sajdak70
    Jul 26 2010
    1.0
    5.0
    Jul 26 2010
    5.0
    Version: 1.0
    It works perfectly and smoothly! I need this app and I can reccoment it to all people with problematic emptying of trash.
    Simpleclint
    Simpleclint
    Nov 29 2009
    1.0
    0.0
    Nov 29 2009
    0.0
    Version: 1.0
    IT WORKS. THANKS
    Ronen82
    Ronen82
    Sep 20 2009
    1.0
    5.0
    Sep 20 2009
    5.0
    Version: 1.0
    Incredible! I've been trying to empty the trash for days now without avail, even the usual restart then empty did not work on this one, and none of the other methods work. I ran this script once and splendor! the trash is empty. this is a very good tool.
    Rich-Caton
    Rich-Caton
    Sep 16 2009
    1.0
    0.0
    Sep 16 2009
    0.0
    Version: 1.0
    When I run the program, I get the following error message: rm: /Users/rich/.Trash*: No such file or directory. How to I move the .Trash directory to user "Rich"? That should fix the error...right?
    Jorge-Vallejos
    Jorge-Vallejos
    Jul 21 2008
    1.0
    5.0
    Jul 21 2008
    5.0
    Version: 1.0
    THANK YOU!! The script just worked and removed the files and folders I couldn't remove with any combination of clicks and keys.
    Assistanteditor
    Assistanteditor
    Dec 1 2005
    1.0
    5.0
    Dec 1 2005
    5.0
    Version: 1.0
    Worked great. We've been trying to empty our trash for days and this worked in seconds. Thank you!
    Guest
    Guest
    Oct 14 2005
    1.0
    4.3
    Oct 14 2005
    4.3
    Version: 1.0
    Yeh this program is decent, iv been trying to get rid of a file in my trash for ages and this done it straight away. Small and easy to use with a click of a button.
    Guest
    Guest
    Sep 4 2005
    1.0
    4.3
    Sep 4 2005
    4.3
    Version: 1.0
    Works fine :-) With Panther you can also choose "secure empty trash" (Finder-> Secure Empty Trash) and it will empty your trash even if the file is in use.
    Guest
    Guest
    Jul 23 2005
    1.0
    4.3
    Jul 23 2005
    4.3
    Version: 1.0
    Worked as advertised ;-) Thank you!
    Chal0072
    Chal0072
    May 20 2005
    1.0
    4.8
    May 20 2005
    4.8
    Version: 1.0
    awesome man it works like it's suppose to
    Guest
    Guest
    Apr 1 2005
    1.0
    0.0
    Apr 1 2005
    0.0
    Version: 1.0
    I am using OS 10.3 Well, I am asked for my 'administrator' password in order to launch the program. I set my system up without a password since I am the only one using it. The program refuses to allow access if I leave the 'password' blank. So??? I am stuck.
    Guest
    Guest
    Mar 31 2005
    1.0
    4.3
    Mar 31 2005
    4.3
    Version: 1.0
    worked very well with Panther ! Surprisingly simple and extremely effective ... had a problem wih a stubborn JPEG file that was reported to be in use everytime I tried to delete it. Could not even modify and save it just to make something with it... But this little gizmo blew it away from my trash >:). Cool stuff!
    Guest
    Guest
    Mar 21 2005
    1.0
    4.3
    Mar 21 2005
    4.3
    Version: 1.0
    I tried other programs and nothing would work. however, this program chaged the atrributes and forced emptied a file that said it was in use even after rebooting. Great program. Thanks.
    Guest
    Guest
    Jan 22 2005
    1.0
    4.3
    Jan 22 2005
    4.3
    Version: 1.0
    It works great with 10.3.7 too. fast easy silent!
    Guest
    Guest
    Oct 13 2004
    1.0
    4.3
    Oct 13 2004
    4.3
    Version: 1.0
    It worked fine for me. Great! I'm using OS 10.3.5
    Guest
    Guest
    Aug 23 2004
    1.0
    4.3
    Aug 23 2004
    4.3
    Version: 1.0
    Doesnt work on 10.3.x. Keeps saying the directory is not empty.
    Guest
    Guest
    Feb 11 2004
    1.0
    4.3
    Feb 11 2004
    4.3
    Version: 1.0
    Well, it errored twice telling me first that the directory was not empty (Uh... duh, if it was empty I wouldn't need this app), and then on the second run that my ~/.Trash directory didnt exist. After that I opened my aparently not emptied trash, and saw nothing in it. I deleted a test file & it was deleted immidiately without going to the trash. I then deleted a second test file & it went into the trash & I am able to retrieve or delete without any problem. Its a little funky to try to use, but that may have been my particular trash problem. Overall it did the job, just took a little fiddling to get there. Thanks for the free help.
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    Application is not under development & not supported.

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