BlueHarvest
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Disable DS_Store creation and more.   Shareware ($14.95)
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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
What's New
Version 5.5.9:
  • Minor UI improvements.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later



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BlueHarvest User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 5.x:
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Rabati reviewed on 24 Oct 2013
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.
[Version 5.5.6]

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Pixniri replied on 24 Oct 2013
I have to acknowledge the excellent support: Version 5.5.7 with the fix for my problem came within 1 day from my bug report!

Thanks!
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Jer reviewed on 30 May 2013
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!
[Version 5.5.2]


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Macpenguin reviewed on 28 Jan 2013
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 :-(
[Version 5.2.0]


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Cornelius.a.h reviewed on 14 Jul 2012
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.
[Version 5.1.0]


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Sanchai reviewed on 05 Sep 2011
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
[Version 5.0.1]

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Ronadam replied on 05 Sep 2011
No such problem here on my Intel Core 2 Duo iMac.

BlueHarvest 5.0.1 requires a 64-bit Intel Mac (see developer's site). Maybe your MacBook Pro is an early Intel model with Intel Core Duo (not Intel Core 2 Duo) processor that is 32-bit only?
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Ronadam replied on 05 Sep 2011
Oops! Disregard my reply below about 32 vs 64-bit. On a 32-bit Intel Mac you cannot install Lion, so your MacBook Pro is 64-bit.
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Mitch_de commented on 29 Jun 2010
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 ?
[Version 4.0.3]

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Thyx replied on 12 Jan 2011
You're right, same issue with Hidden Cleaner (and Rockbox rocks!!).
Still, .Spotlight is only a single small folder, as long as it's deactivated for the USB drive(s).
Most importantly it does not intervene with play lists etc.
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Thyx replied on 12 Jan 2011
Ah, sorry, I just found out they advertise the removal of .Spotlight and other folders.
Still, I'm not sure if that amounts to 16.95$.
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Mattstanford commented on 21 May 2010
My contextual menu is not visible, although it is present in the Contextual Menus folder. Any suggestions?
[Version 4.0.2]


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Nootilus commented on 28 Sep 2009
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.
[Version 3.0.1]

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Mitch_de replied on 23 Oct 2009
"Automatically remove ".DS_Store" files."
???? If you have an non HFS Volume you simple should not use such cleaning tools !
Because all will delete .DS_Store in which suche cosmetic things like folder icons are saved.
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Kobalt replied on 09 Nov 2009
NOOTILUS, I don't know about v3.0.1 for which you wrote your comment, but v3.0.3 has an option to 'Allow disks to have custom icons'. That should at least solve your coloured folder problem.
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cksum replied on 19 Apr 2011
Icons are not stored in .DS_Store. There is a hidden file called Icon? which carries that data.
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Shralldam commented on 16 Feb 2008
Windows also creates annoying files that are visible under OS X, such as "Thumbs.db" inside a folder containing pictures...
[Version 2.0.1]


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vortexfive commented on 14 Sep 2006
If Apple claims to work seamleslly together with pc's, I find they should include something like this.

Great program
[Version 1.1]


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Pnn314 had trouble on 16 Feb 2010
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
[Version 4.0.1]


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Skityba2 had trouble on 20 Sep 2009
for two weeks Safari can't find the server “zeroonetwenty.com”
[Version 3.0.1]


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Robert had trouble on 03 Mar 2009
System Preferences throws up a sheet saying that this pref pane cannot be installed.

10.4.11 on a G3 PPC
[Version 2.0.5]



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Codethought rated on 17 Mar 2014

[Version 5.5.9]



+8

Widber rated on 17 Jun 2013

[Version 5.5.3]



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Brooklyn_Al rated on 16 Aug 2012

[Version 5.2.0]



koveraasen rated on 05 Feb 2012

[Version 5.0.4]



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Emrys0821 rated on 25 Nov 2011

[Version 5.0.4]



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Widber rated on 03 Nov 2011

[Version 5.0.3]


Downloads:42,997
Version Downloads:543
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Shareware
Date:14 Mar 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $14.95
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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.


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