Remove Mac OS Junk
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Batch remove resource forks & DS_Stores.   Free
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Remove Mac OS Junk is a tool for batch removing resource forks, DS_Stores and more.
Requirements
PPC,







  • AppleOff
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  • FinderCleaner
    +2

  • OptimUSB
    +2

  • CleanDisk
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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Nov 2005
Even for free it's crap!

- No drag 'n drop support
- No app icon
- No documentation
- No download

Don't waste your time folks unless you like it the hard way!
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 05 Feb 2005
This is not "social malware," as one reviewer claimed. This is a very handy and fast program for removing the mac-specific files from a directory, and removing resources forks. As the warning on the program clearly states, it can be very dangerous if you use it on the wrong files!

The fact that it is a large application is irrelevant--although it is ridiculous that it is a 1.6 MB application, it is fast and does the job, and it has features that would require some work to replicate on the command line.

Normally, you would never use this program. BUT there are many cases when you want to remove resource forks from files (for example, I discovered that many photo-printing stations will not properly read JPEGs with Mac resource forks, but they will work fine if you delete the resource fork), or if you are burning a CD for non-Mac users, and don't want all the ".DS_Store" files around.
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 22 Dec 2004
A nice concept. Both sides in earlier reviews have good points: resource are *generally* junk in modern applications; but, on the other hand, the Finder, for example, and even DVD Player, are both still Carbon and have some legacy .rsrc (resource fork) files in their bundles. Thus to use this on your entire hard drive would be sheer folly; but to use this on a folder to remove resource fork image previews and such would not be. The program has its use, although I do believe that it could be somewhat smaller. The 'gzip' command-line tool, for example, strips resource forks when one runs it on a file or directory; a small AppleScript droplet that sends any dropped files to gzip for compression, then immediate decompression, would work fine, as would using the command-line 'ditto' copying tool, which also (according to its man page) has the capability of not copying resource forks. Not sure about 'cp'--but it may also be similar.
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Aug 2004
A abad idea to use on any file (actually, a really bad idea) but apart from that if you (for example) want to publish a website, or need to maintain a FileSharing Site where Windows-User also have access to (and the files are prooven not to need Resource Forks) this is really usefull.
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Aug 2004
Why is this a 530k download?! The program is a whopping 1.8MB when decompressed, my best guess is that this is more REALbasic-script-kiddy-ware. Go learn Cocoa and come back when you can actually code.
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Aug 2004
DO NOT USE THIS SOFTWARE. IT'S SOCIAL MALWARE.

Macupdate.com: please be so kind as to remove this irresponsible submission from your database.
[Version 1.0]

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Anonymous commented on 24 Aug 2004
huh? what the HELL are you talking about?
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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Aug 2004
Resourceforks are parts of the HFS Standard (HFS) and HFS Extended (HFS+) file-systems.
That the developer of this software calls resourceforks "junk", just shows that he does not know anything about Macintosh file-systems.
[Version 1.0]

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Anonymous commented on 24 Aug 2004
they are junk. ie non-necessary. resource forks should only be used to store nonessential information about a file - selection ranges, doc-specific preferences, undo stack, etc. any modern application that uses the resource fork for more than this is horribly broken.
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Anonymous commented on 24 Aug 2004
and yet we still have classic apps that use resource forks.
resource forks aren't junk for most applications. they are at best unnecessary for specific instances such as web graphics.
.DS_Store files are not junk either. they are meta-data files created by the OS that are not critical to it's use but do provide a valid resource in the form of stored window sizes, etc

hell, the developer provides an application that is resource friendly.

i won't deny that this app can provide valid uses, but a blanket statement that resources and .DS_Stores are junk is ...well... junk.
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Anonymous commented on 24 Aug 2004
maybe you still have classic apps. i don't.

i reiterate - anything that stores essential data in .DS_Store files or resource forks is not a Mac OS X native application. (window size is not essential data)
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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Aug 2004
Batch removing resource forks is a beautiful way to hose your computer. Kiss all your "legacy" fonts and classic software goodbye, for example. Bad idea.
[Version 1.0]

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Anonymous commented on 24 Aug 2004
At 15 KB apiece, those .DS_Store files sure add up. /
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Downloads:7,969
Version Downloads:6,076
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Free
Date:24 Aug 2004
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X / OS Classic
Price:Free0.00
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