CleanUp smb mess
CleanUp smb mess
2.2

5.0

CleanUp smb mess free download for Mac

CleanUp smb mess

2.2
24 June 2011

Quickly clean up Windows mounted shares.

Overview

CleanUp smb mess can quickly and easily clean FAT 32 drives, pendrives, SD memories for mobiles and cameras, SMB/CIFS Samba shares (Windows and Linux) from ".DS_Dtore" and "._*" files, and other invisibles files the Mac lefts behind.

  • GUI with a lot of options
  • Can remove also Temporary Items, Time Machine tokens, Spotlight indexes, Mac Trash folders etc.
  • Automatically detects volumes to be cleaned.
  • Unlimited shareware: no license, no limitations, no expiry date. Shareware fee is just an ethical issue.

What's new in CleanUp smb mess

Version 2.2:
  • Fixed a bug preventing FAT32 automatic disks recognition
  • Fixed a bug preventing eject of some volumes if needed
  • Enhanced Drag&Drop detection, distinguishing between disks and folders

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7 CleanUp smb mess Reviews

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Jory
08 April 2004

Most helpful

Great little AppleScript! Yes, it could be a dangerous thing to use, but I wanted to delete all the .DS_Store and ._xxxx files that got created when I dropped MP3 files onto my Jukebox via an SMB share. MP3 files have no resource fork, so it was safe. I do wish I had an idea that it was working, but I did have it sort through 80 GB of MP3s, all in nested directory structures, and it completed in just a couple minutes!
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Version 1.1
Nick-Collingridge
11 July 2017
Doesn't work with Sierra - has "do not enter" sign across it in the Finder.
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Version 2.2
dendrobates
07 January 2015
I use an Android tablet basically for reading books and comics which I manage from my Mac computer. When I pass files to the tablet's SD card (used only for storage, no system files there) I keep on finding the "._files" created by Mac OS X everywhere. After some browsing today I have found this nice little app that allows me to clean the SD card of these "._files" before unmounting it, which is exactly what I needed.
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Version 2.2
Nick-Collingridge
10 October 2014
Great product - does exactly what it says it does, is well implemented and reliable. The main reason I use this is to delete all the dot files etc for a 32GB SD card I use in my car hifi. If I don't do this then these files are displayed and make it much less pleasant when playing music.
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Version 2.2
Karl
03 February 2005
This program is completely useless and dangerous to use. I dragged my drive into the app like it said in the readme document. It seemed to be doing something for about a minute; then I recieved a 'session timed out' window. I went back to my drive and found out that many of my files, mostly quicktime files, had been corrupted and rendered useless. I must now go back and re-digitize hours of footage, some of which is unrecoverable. Bottom line: don't ever use this program.
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Version 1.1
2 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
30 April 2005
The program can delete only the resource fork and .DS_Store files, this is the reason it has been developed. If you store Mac files on a samba share or a pendrive where you actually wanto to keep the resources safe, then simply you don't want -and don't need- to run this utility (or something like it),
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Version 1.2
Anonymous
Anonymous
04 July 2005
You must admit that it was foolish to run something like this on anything but an experimental folder.
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Version 1.2
Anonymous
12 June 2004
Also need an option to delete only ORPHANED ._ files. eg. When a file ._archrux.jpg has no corresponding archrux.jpg file, then it's okay to delete the ._archrux.jpg file.
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Version 1.1
1 answer(s)
Marco Balestra
Marco Balestra
21 April 2011
Please note that this app is mainly used to clean shares/volumes from ALL ._* files. Its purpose is to completely remove Mac-only data, in this case you don't wan to save some resource. In addition I would like to remember that resources in Mac document dramatically decreased, now they mostly contain a custom icon.
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Jory
08 April 2004
Great little AppleScript! Yes, it could be a dangerous thing to use, but I wanted to delete all the .DS_Store and ._xxxx files that got created when I dropped MP3 files onto my Jukebox via an SMB share. MP3 files have no resource fork, so it was safe. I do wish I had an idea that it was working, but I did have it sort through 80 GB of MP3s, all in nested directory structures, and it completed in just a couple minutes!
Like (1)
Version 1.1
Anonymous
03 March 2003
Deleting the resource fork files along with the .DS_Store files is throwing the baby out with the bathwater! The Windoze IT administrators want the useless clutter of .DS_Store files done away with; but deleting the resource fork files render storage of many Mac files utterly useless! We need a user preference option to NOT delete resource fork files!!!!!!
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Version 1.1