Force Empty Trash
Force Empty Trash
1.0

4.4

Force Empty Trash free download for Mac

Force Empty Trash1.0

06 March 2013

Empty the trash when the Finder cannot.

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 Force Empty Trash

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

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How would you rate Force Empty Trash app?

26 Reviews of Force Empty Trash

5
Fulmar2
08 February 2011
Version: 1.0

Most helpful

Thank you for this app. Easier than command line.
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5
SIDEREAL
06 November 2011
Version: 1.0
For those of you using lion, just type in rm -rf ~/.Trash/* in the terminal, that should empty your bin.
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0.5
antoniong
15 August 2011
Version: 1.0
No longer works using Lion.
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5
Fulmar2
08 February 2011
Version: 1.0
Thank you for this app. Easier than command line.
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5
Sajdak70
26 July 2010
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.
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Simpleclint
29 November 2009
Version: 1.0
IT WORKS. THANKS
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5
Ronen82
20 September 2009
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.
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Rich-Caton
16 September 2009
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?
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5
Jorge-Vallejos
21 July 2008
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.
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5
Assistanteditor
01 December 2005
Version: 1.0
Worked great. We've been trying to empty our trash for days and this worked in seconds. Thank you!
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Anonymous
14 October 2005
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.
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4.25
Anonymous
04 September 2005
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.
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5
Anonymous
23 July 2005
Version: 1.0
Worked as advertised ;-) Thank you!
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4.75
Chal0072
20 May 2005
Version: 1.0
awesome man it works like it's suppose to
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01 April 2005
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.
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5
Anonymous
31 March 2005
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!
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5
Anonymous
21 March 2005
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.
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3.5
Anonymous
22 January 2005
Version: 1.0
It works great with 10.3.7 too. fast easy silent!
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4.75
Anonymous
13 October 2004
Version: 1.0
It worked fine for me. Great! I'm using OS 10.3.5
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1.75
Anonymous
23 August 2004
Version: 1.0
Doesnt work on 10.3.x. Keeps saying the directory is not empty.
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3.5
Anonymous
11 February 2004
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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5
Anonymous
01 January 2004
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!
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5
Anonymous
27 August 2003
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.
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Anonymous
11 August 2003
Version: 1.0
Fantastic! It easily solves the problem.
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5
Anonymous
26 March 2003
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.
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5
Anonymous
02 March 2003
Version: 1.0
Works great! Does one thing and does it well!
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4
Anonymous
25 January 2003
Version: 1.0
seems to work fine. a few limitations but it beats fighting permissions.
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