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

Force Empty Trash for Mac1.0

06 March 2013

Empty the trash when the Finder cannot.

What is Force Empty Trash for Mac

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 Force Empty Trash

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

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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.
Guest
Guest
Jan 1 2004
1.0
4.3
Jan 1 2004
4.3
Version: 1.0
I've had some pesky hidden files related to Appleworks that wouldn't delete from the trash and this little app got rid of them instantly when even CanMan wouldn't do the trick. Very nice, it's so easy to use!
Guest
Guest
Aug 27 2003
1.0
4.3
Aug 27 2003
4.3
Version: 1.0
I couldn't empty my trash, so I downloaded this. It worked, and this software was easy to use and free! Thanks.
Guest
Guest
Aug 11 2003
1.0
4.3
Aug 11 2003
4.3
Version: 1.0
Fantastic! It easily solves the problem.
Guest
Guest
Mar 26 2003
1.0
4.3
Mar 26 2003
4.3
Version: 1.0
Thank you! I finally found something that could get rid of that pesky file for me! (Like the readme said, the Trash icon still looked full, but if you click on it a couple times it will switch to empty.. that's not a big deal at all though) I use OS X 10.1.
Guest
Guest
Mar 2 2003
1.0
4.3
Mar 2 2003
4.3
Version: 1.0
Works great! Does one thing and does it well!
Guest
Guest
Jan 25 2003
1.0
4.3
Jan 25 2003
4.3
Version: 1.0
seems to work fine. a few limitations but it beats fighting permissions.
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