TrashMagic
TrashMagic
2.2.8

4.0

TrashMagic free download for Mac

TrashMagic

2.2.8
17 November 2014

Recovers items from Trash after emptying.

Overview

TrashMagic is a protection tool for the Trash contents. When installed, you can recover any data even weeks after emptying the Trash. Compared to Time Machine that creates a backup every hour and cannot recover a file received or modified, and deleted between two backups, TrashMagic provides continuous protection. With its auto-empty and data retain options, TrashMagic makes your Trash a Smart Trash.
  • Protection engine running in background
  • Automatically backup the Trash contents
  • TrashMagic menu to activate/deactivate the protection at any time
  • Keep the data in the cache during a programmed time
  • Drag-and-drop recovery
  • Auto-empty Trash option

What's new in TrashMagic

Version 2.2.8:
  • OS X 10.10 Yosemite compatibility

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6 TrashMagic Reviews

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PorkPieHat
10 June 2011

Most helpful

This developer is delusional if s/he thinks many folks will pay $29 for this app. I wouldn't have paid any more than $12 for this functionality even before Unblunder offered it for $10. But because s/he was so greedy, now everyone is flocking to Unblunder and thumbing their nose at TrashMagic. Let that be a lesson to all the other d1ckhead developers who are charging an arm and a leg for their wares when the world economy is in deep recession and so many are unemployed.
Like (2)
Version 2.0.5
Rjmorita
05 October 2017
This is one of those "must have" apps, as far as I'm concerned. It has not been updated since 2014, but still works in High Sierra.
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Version 2.2.8
1 answer(s)
Andrewrodney
Andrewrodney
19 February 2019
I was having issues with 2.X in Mojave and found there IS a version 3.0 and it works as expected. Not sure why Version Tracker isn't listing the new version. I was able to upgrade for $19.95 from version 2 and since again, this application has saved my bacon many times over the years, it was well worth the upgrade fee.
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Andrew-D-Rodney
17 April 2013
This app has saved my bacon a number of times. I'll admit I've trashed files I later needed back (and Time Machine didn't have backed up). If you charge by the hour, the time you save in recovering a file you didn't really want trashed will pay for this utility the first time you use it.
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Version 2.2.5
PorkPieHat
10 June 2011
This developer is delusional if s/he thinks many folks will pay $29 for this app. I wouldn't have paid any more than $12 for this functionality even before Unblunder offered it for $10. But because s/he was so greedy, now everyone is flocking to Unblunder and thumbing their nose at TrashMagic. Let that be a lesson to all the other d1ckhead developers who are charging an arm and a leg for their wares when the world economy is in deep recession and so many are unemployed.
Like (2)
Version 2.0.5
1 answer(s)
Big Johnson
Big Johnson
01 July 2014
Yeah, well guess what? Unblunder has been discontinued and the dev. has disappeared. Meanwhile, TrashMagic is still churning out updates. So maybe you can't make a livin' with a $10 app?
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Akrobat
19 July 2007
This is a useful app. Unfortunately for this developer the new Mac OSX - Leopard has this functionality built in amongst a whole host of other wonderful stuff...and the OS costs $129 while this app alone costs $49. However that said I've been using it now for a few weekss and am quite happy with it. One problem I've come across: I've put TrashMagic in my startup items. I've a MacBook that logs out automatically after an hour of inactivity. When I log back in I always get an error message from TrashMagic telling me it couldn't start. A bit annoying really.
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Version 1.0.1
2 answer(s)
John-Sawyer-CJS
John-Sawyer-CJS
22 June 2009
As far as I've seen, Leopard has no undo for emptying the trash.
Like (3)
Version 1.1
Mac007
Mac007
13 September 2010
I think he's referring to Time Machine. I've used it when I've lost stuff or an upgrade goes bad and it works great in either case.
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Version 2.0.1
Pxl
08 May 2007
... and for $49... you would atleast invest in some better icons for this app. There absolutely ugly and I don't want my Mac looking downgraded.
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Version 1.0.1
Sanjinko
12 June 2006
This application could be useful to those who use plain "Empty Trash" command. In such a case I could justify $49 price tag. On the other hand, if you use "Secure Empty Trash" or delete the contents of the Trash via Terminal, the data being previously trashed is gone forever.
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Version 1.0.1
$29.99

4.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later
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