FinderCleaner
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Removed hidden files that the Finder creates. (was iCleaner)   Free
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FinderCleaner cleans hidden files the Finder creates. These files can be annoying in mixed OS environments or they might even cause some devices like mp3 player to not function correctly. Useful for USB sticks or mp3 players for example.

FinderCleaner cleans the following items:
  • .DS_Store files
  • Resource forks
  • FBC files
  • .Trashes


FinderCleaner can also eject a volume in a clean way so no new mess is being created.
What's New
Version 1.9:
  • Last "Variable not defined" bug fixed.
  • Secure password box (10.4 only)
  • More elegant versioncheck (automatic)
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later






FinderCleaner User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Steve Hodgson reviewed on 29 Dec 2007
Like other reviewers here, I am wary of recommending this application because of the ping and curl requests it sends out. I have tried to contact the developer to ask why this is necessary on the basis that if I understood what was happening I would continue to use the app. I have never had a response so I use this app as little as possible, consider it to be seriously flawed and could not recommend it unless one had a pressing need for something of this type.

I reckon that there is an opportunity here for a nice little app to clear Mac-specific files from removable media before ejecting. I constantly use media that will be used on Windows or other FAT formatted devices and find it frustrating to see these ‘hidden' files.
[Version 1.9]


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viva reviewed on 07 Nov 2007
Finder Cleaner does exactly what it is supposed to. It is reliable but has to be used with caution - it does execute destructive file manipulations, that's what it is for. To all comments complainig about the app having caused troubles: RTFM! And, btw, you can disallow it to phone home for updates (with Little snitch, for example) and it works well nonetheless.
[Version 1.9]

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rex76 commented on 19 May 2008
I had been using FinderCleaner but now I can't open it. When I went to download 1.9, I got a message in Dutch saying they couldn't find the file. Has anyone else had this problem? I'm using a G4 mac X 10.4. and had no problems till now. Otherwise, I found FinderCleaner to work flawlessly. Does anyone know how to get around this prpblem?
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akrobat commented on 23 Jul 2007
Well I for one found this app very useful. Any chance of a UB or Intel version?
[Version 1.9]


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garyi reviewed on 16 Mar 2007
They should have called this the magical crash machine.
[Version 1.9]

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Nosrac replied on 21 Jul 2007
Don't be silly! There's nothing magical about the crashing!
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itkito commented on 07 Nov 2006
i have problem with FinderCleaner 1.9 too, and unexpected i have FinderCleaner1.8 in old HD so i upload to this site, follow the link.
http://savefile.com/files/234712
[Version 1.9]


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Choopong Tangusaha commented on 18 Aug 2006
I used to used 1.8 and think it better than 1.9 because when I open 1.9 it always take sevaral time and not reapond often. So I have to force quick all time.

I cannot back to use 1.8 because I didn't backup 1.8.dmg and no more to download ringht now.

Very dissatisfy.
[Version 1.9]


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crucial reviewed on 18 Aug 2006
This looks like just the app I need, something to delete all those .trashes and .ds files on my USB thumb drive so that when I mount the drive in windows, half the files are not junk. It says that it will scan a folder or volume, delete all those pesky files and then eject the drive.

When I launch the app and select my drive it gives me the option to select just a folder (the folder had 5 items, but FC reported deleting 40 .ds files), but it then looks like it deletes all the .ds and trashes file on the drive. When I click on eject nothing happens. The drive remains on my desktop. If I pull it out the system gives me an annoying warning not to do that, and when I mount the drive on my windows machine I see FinderCleaner has done absolutely nothing.
[Version 1.9]


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Boswortels.tk (developer) commented on 12 Dec 2005
If you encounter problems please email me with some details like OS version and description of the error. Then I can actually try to solve it.
[Version 1.8]

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arnolds replied on 17 Jan 2006
Downloaded and installed version 1.9. Have a 1.4 GHz dual G4 running OSX 10.4.4.
Trying to eject an external volume (memory stick) gives the error 'variable auteject not defined'. As the main reasin I (try to) use it is to clean my memory sticks of .DS_Store files etc for use with PCs, the program is of very little use now. Hope it will be repaired soon.

Regards,
arnold
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organmorgan commented on 29 Mar 2008
cant run finder cleaner any more it now shows
variable version number not defined
has been a very usefull and good app for a few years but no more.
uninstall and reinstall makes no difference.
want to clean flash drives and MP3 player
cheers organmorgan
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lady8 reviewed on 04 Dec 2005
1.8 keeps giving me the error variable not defined so i cant use it either. it would be really useful if i could use it as my SE phone does get crappy .ds files and ._ mp3 files which cause my phone to play erratically. please fix this version. thanks
Jan
[Version 1.8]


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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Nov 2005
v.1.8 keeps on giving me the "The variable "button" is not defined" message, so it's useless for me like v.1.7 was. last working version on my machine is 1.6.
MacOS 10.3.9, iBook G4
[Version 1.8]


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Norton had trouble on 02 May 2006
everytime i open this it says There is not enough memory available to use the specified item.
[Version 1.9]


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Downloads:50,834
Version Downloads:37,444
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Free
Date:08 Jan 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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FinderCleaner cleans hidden files the Finder creates. These files can be annoying in mixed OS environments or they might even cause some devices like mp3 player to not function correctly. Useful for USB sticks or mp3 players for example.

FinderCleaner cleans the following items:
  • .DS_Store files
  • Resource forks
  • FBC files
  • .Trashes


FinderCleaner can also eject a volume in a clean way so no new mess is being created.


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