Super Empty Trash
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Super Empty Trash is a simple AppleScript applet that will empty the Trash with administrator privileges. In order to do that the user has to be an Administrator, or at least listed in /etc/sudoers file.

In case of multiple volumes the user is prompted in order to choose volume(s) to be considered.
This can be very usefull in case of selective deletion or removable media (like pendrives).
What's New
Version 2.3:
  • Universal Binary
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later







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Super Empty Trash User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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JCH2 commented on 08 Apr 2014
I will refrain from reviewing, as this did not work in OS X 10.9.1 (13B3116). Claimed the trash was already empty when there was over 500mb visibly in it.
[Version 2.3]


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Bezbozny reviewed on 14 Mar 2014
Excellent application. I had a problem and i could not delete a file from my trash. I had tried everything. Trashit, cocktail, repaired the disk and permit ions with disk utility, rebuilt the directory with diskwarrior and tech tool pro, tried to wipe the file with techtoolpro wiie function, changed permissions, boot from a backup disk, boot from edrive, logged in from different accounts etc etc and the file would not get deleted. Then i tried this app and it deleted the file without any problem… even though it took about 5 minutes to do it. I was ready to format the disk just to be able to delete the file and this app saved me from the trouble.
[Version 2.3]


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+3

Rocnroll reviewed on 15 Dec 2010
Every time I execute the file it gives me an error that says it cannot delete the ....

what's up?
[Version 2.3]

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Rocnroll replied on 15 Dec 2010
Ok the error is:

Can't make every item of class trash of application "Finder" into type "class trsh"

The program won't execute...I'm in OS X 10.5.6
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+28

Ludio reviewed on 15 Feb 2010
My Trash wouldn't empty because it contained files that I, the administrator, somehow didn't have authority to delete. Also, following a re-installation of the operating system and a deletion of backed up files I no longer needed, there were over 56,000 items in it, and the emptying took too long just to delete the first item.

I downloaded Super Empty Trash 2.3, and it deleted all but one item from the Trash, for some reason, but I was able to delete that in the normal way.

If you have either of these problems, I recommend this App heartily, and with gratitude to its developer, Marco Balestra. The best things are simple, and with few features, this App is no more than it needs to be and easy to use; and because it's free, it's excellent value.
[Version 2.3]


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+2

metropilot reviewed on 12 Nov 2008
Cool... Deleted that nasty bugger I had under 10.5.5
[Version 2.3]


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+1

pinnochio reviewed on 06 May 2007
WOW!
After I spent a lot of time to clean the trash(unsuccessfully) from the old Windows Media Player I found this program and it was a quick magic.
Thank you developer.
[Version 2.3]


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nglester commented on 06 Feb 2007
SUPER SOFTWARE..
This little software delete all the .rsrc files i couldn't do with finder-> Empty Trash.

Thank god this is a freeware too.
[Version 2.3]


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idiosyncratic commented on 28 May 2006
Nice program. It deleted locked files that other similar programs missed.

It works fine in 10.3.
[Version 2.3]


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+74
FLASH1296 commented on 06 Jul 2005
very handy at times when the trash won't empty.
[Version 2.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 30 Apr 2005
What does this do that Finder > Empty Trash won't do?
[Version 2.2]


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HansF rated on 05 Mar 2011

[Version 2.3]


Downloads:19,395
Version Downloads:17,664
Type:Utilities : AppleScript
License:Free
Date:19 May 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Super Empty Trash is a simple AppleScript applet that will empty the Trash with administrator privileges. In order to do that the user has to be an Administrator, or at least listed in /etc/sudoers file.

In case of multiple volumes the user is prompted in order to choose volume(s) to be considered.
This can be very usefull in case of selective deletion or removable media (like pendrives).


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