BlueHarvest free download for Mac


09 October 2019

Disable DS_Store creation and more.


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 7.2.0:
  • New Option: Keep custom icons and resources.
  • Updated for latest macOS 10.15 Catalina security requirements.

Join over 500,000 subscribers.

Subscribe for our newsletter with best Mac offers from MacUpdate.

28 BlueHarvest Reviews

See all

Rate this app:

28 September 2009

Most helpful

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.
Like (4)
Version 3.0.1
02 October 2018
Lost ability. Cannot delete some .DS_Store files in user's protected folders on macOS Mojave.
Version 7.1.0
1 answer(s)
07 October 2018
The following command will delete any all .DS_Store files on your Mac's internal boot volume that are accessible to root:

sudo find / -name .DS_Store -delete && killall Finder

BlueHarvest deletions should still work on attached volumes, though. And isn't that the main functionality of BlueHarvest anyway? Cleaning up on external volumes, not on your boot volume?
Like (2)
26 July 2018
This is one of the excellent install and forget type utility.
Like (1)
Version 7.0.7
08 June 2018
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.
Version 7.0.4
25 January 2018
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.
Version 7.0.1
10 December 2016
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.
Version 6.4.0
01 February 2015
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.
Like (4)
Version 6.1.5
2 answer(s)
02 February 2015
Thanks for the tip! ;-)
21 April 2017
But not for network shares.
02 December 2014
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.
Version 6.1.3
17 November 2014
This app is a salvation.
Like (2)
Version 6.1.2
27 October 2014
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.
Like (2)
Version 6.1.0
05 September 2014
I would like to see the option to perform additional task also on mounting non Mac disks.
Version 5.5.9