BlueHarvest
BlueHarvest
8.0.2

4.1

BlueHarvest free download for Mac

BlueHarvest8.0.2

22 September 2020

Disable DS_Store creation and more.

Overview

BlueHarvest is an exterminator for your Mac's unnecessary Desktop Service Store (DS_Store) and resource fork (_AppleDouble) files.

Whether you manage a version control system or just want to maximize your available memory, DS_Store and _AppleDouble files are a nuisance. Get BlueHarvest, and give those superfluous files the boot.

A clean Mac is a happy Mac
  • Keep it clean. Blue Harvest does more than remove existing files -- it blocks new ones from being created.
  • Easy interface. With BlueHarvest, a less cluttered Mac is only two clicks away.
  • Instant access. Want to clean up a folder without launching BlueHarvest? Simply control-click.

What's new in BlueHarvest

Version 8.0.2:
  • Minor UI bug fixes.

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28 Reviews of BlueHarvest

5
june8
26 July 2018
Version: 7.0.7

Most helpful

This is one of the excellent install and forget type utility.
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2
june8
02 October 2018
Version: 7.1.0
Lost ability. Cannot delete some .DS_Store files in user's protected folders on macOS Mojave.
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5
june8
26 July 2018
Version: 7.0.7
This is one of the excellent install and forget type utility.
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lars-51
08 June 2018
Version: 7.0.4
The blurb here says "it blocks new ones [clutter files] from being created." Is that really true? As far as I can tell, no other utility claims to be able to do that. And the blurb for BlueHarvest in the App Store does not make that claim.
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3
MichaelHaeusler
25 January 2018
Version: 7.0.1
This is actually a great app, and v7.0.0 worked fine. But now, with update 7.0.1, the app fails to install the privileged helper. Too bad.
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4.5
Y-Guy
10 December 2016
Version: 6.4.0
Being on a work network this is a life saver. Gets rid of the mac junk that's left behind but the windows garbage too. Works great and very simple.
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Chaloots
01 February 2015
Version: 6.1.5
If you've got TinkerTool System 2 installed on your Mac you can use its File Operations>Cleanup>Removable Disks option to delete many of the same files.
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Alvin-H
02 December 2014
Version: 6.1.3
It's updated to 6.1.4 The app it self show update 6.1.4, but the web site not show the update (in release history), but when we download the file it will give you 6.1.4.
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4.5
Yoshinatsu
17 November 2014
Version: 6.1.2
This app is a salvation.
(2)
Neil-M
27 October 2014
Version: 6.1.0
v.6 is an upgrade - $2.99 I've been using Blue Harvest for, who knows how many years, and it's great. The ability for the Mac to clean up after itself on non-mac file servers seems, like good manners and housekeeping - well worth it. With v.6 Ross has added the ability to schedule clean ups - this means you can have a Mac clean up the server, even if other Macs attaching to the server do not have BH activated - even better.
(2)
Volcanus
05 September 2014
Version: 5.5.9
I would like to see the option to perform additional task also on mounting non Mac disks.
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4.5
Rabati
24 October 2013
Version: 5.5.6
Hi, I bought BH years ago and all the updates were free. Yesterday I updated my Mac to 10.9 and I had a glitch (minor) with BH. Sent an email to the developer and today I have the fix. Excellent support and app. Thanks Ross.
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5
Jer
31 May 2013
Version: 5.5.2
Thank you for keeping this great utility updated and working correctly in Mountain Lion. It's one of those minor hassles of working in OS X which is solved beautifully behind the scenes with this app!
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1.5
Macpenguin
28 January 2013
Version: 5.2.0
Hi, Well, maybe I did something wrong while setting up BlueHarvest. If I did so, then everything can be explained. But here is why I tried it. I store music and movies on a Network hard drive connected via USB to my Apple AirPort Extreme which itself is connected to my computer via Ethernet. I want to access to those folders using an Oppo BDP-105 networked universal player that can access networked volumes using SMB/CIFS and so, appreciate if it doesn't show up those annoying files. The hard drives show up as networked volumes. They are formatted in HFS+ but as they are considered as networked volumes, I assume that the format is irrelevant here. Well, whatever I move from my computer to the networked harddrive, there are two options : - 1°) the original folder does not contain any of those .XXX scammed files and thus they do not appear on the networked volume ; - 2°) the original folder does contain those annoying files and they are copied even though I ask BlueHarvest to clean up networked volume and they are still there after I select the folder an choose "Clean using BlueHarvest" from the contextual menu. So, good idea... but poor execution as far as I am concerned. But considering the other comments, I must have done something wrong :-(
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5
Alvin-H
14 July 2012
Version: 5.1.0
I've been using it since blue harvest 3 pay to update to 4 but received v5 freely from developers. I've try some similar app even with recent CMD with have nice GUI, but eat bigger memory. CMD use 48MB but blue harvest only use 9MB, and it sit silently in my prefpane. Never find any trouble, and after installing this app my friend never complain about weird file in their disk anymore.
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2.5
Sanchai
05 September 2011
Version: 5.0.1
Just upgraded to 5.0.1 on Macbook Pro running Lion 10.7.1. Upgrade went fine, but when I start Blueharvest from Preference, an error pop up, saying that Blueharvest need a 64 bit capable system (because on the top opf Preference) it show Blueharvest 32 bits I have to shut down Preferences and restart it to be able to start Blueharvest 5.0.1 properly. This problem occurred alm,ost every time after reboot Fix please
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Mitch-de
29 June 2010
Version: 4.0.3
Splotlight files are NOT removed. I always have > 100 files to clean on my SANSA MP3 Player in Rockbox (disktidy). Can that spotlight files be deleted to in next versions ?
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Mattstanford
21 May 2010
Version: 4.0.2
My contextual menu is not visible, although it is present in the Contextual Menus folder. Any suggestions?
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pnn314
16 February 2010
Version: 4.0.1
Blueharvest v4.0.0 and later does not work with the Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X 7.0.3 which is used to enable write NTFS disks. When Paragon NTFS driver is installed on Mac OS 10.6 Blueharvest v4.0.0 and later does not delete the invisible files on NTFS disks. Nevertheless the Blueharvest v3.5 works fine in these conditions. So I contunue using Blueharvest v3.5. Nikolay
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Nootilus
28 September 2009
Version: 3.0.1
I was using FinderCleaner to clean up volatile supports like USB key before using them with PCs. Unfortunately FinderCleaner has been discontinued. Therefore I'm looking for some replacement. Blue Harvest looked like the perfect tool until I tried it. It is so powerful in cleaning that even with the setting done it wipped all my external drives preferences. I lost all the colored folders and several cool settings. I'm sorry, but I can't trust a software that overring user's settings.
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Skityba2
20 September 2009
Version: 3.0.1
for two weeks Safari can't find the server “zeroonetwenty.com”
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macupdate-robert-dreamcore
03 March 2009
Version: 2.0.5
System Preferences throws up a sheet saying that this pref pane cannot be installed. 10.4.11 on a G3 PPC
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Shralldam
16 February 2008
Version: 2.0.1
Windows also creates annoying files that are visible under OS X, such as "Thumbs.db" inside a folder containing pictures...
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Vortexfive
14 September 2006
Version: 1.1
If Apple claims to work seamleslly together with pc's, I find they should include something like this. Great program
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Ned-Anderson
03 May 2006
Version: 1.0.3
Arn't .DS_Store files a nessessary part of OSX. Don't they hold important info like window positions, what view mode they're in (list or icon). Or wheather the side bar is present or not? wouldn't wiping all the .DS files set everything back to factory settings?
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Wcitymike
29 March 2006
Version: 1.0.2
How about an Intel Mac port?
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Trigger1976
16 February 2006
Version: 1.0
Living in the world of both Macs & PCs (like many nowdays)I find this little app very handy as I am constantly shifting files between systems. You can remove those damn .DS_Store files and resource folks with a little work in Terminal but using BlueHarvest definately saves time and effort. I was happy to pay the small fee to register. Moving data between Windows and OS X should be a simple task and I find this a real weakness with the HFS file system. I hope Apple resolve this in the next big cat version of OS X.
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sjk
21 December 2005
Version: 0.8.1
Now that there are several "file tagging" utilities for 10.4 that use Spotlight comments probably the most important warning for users of those who'd also be using this utility is that Spotlight (Finder) comments are stored in .DS_Store files.
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4.5
Alanr
01 December 2005
Version: 0.7.2
Maybe some people won't understand why this is useful. I'll quote from the author's webpage. "What is a DS_Store/Resource fork (._) file? If you don't know what these files are you don't need this software! DS_Store files are created by the Finder to store information about directories and files including viewing options and icon positions. Resource fork (._) files, often called "dot underscore files" are created by the MacOS when an application adds a resource fork to a file on a volume whose format doesn't natively support resource forks. Such as SMB, UFS and NTFS. A file's resource fork may contain information which is important, redundant or both. Why would I want to remove DS_Store/Resource fork files? These files can cause problems with certain types of software, hardware devices and file servers [also WebDAV servers]. If you've never had a problem with these files you don't need this software." He does not mention common devices like Flash memory sticks or cards, non Apple MP3 players, phones etc... These "._" files can cause problems with some devices or at minimum clutter up your non Apple device or disk with uneeded files. If you've ever wondered why you get all these .DS or ._xxx files on your non Apple device this is the reason.
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