TrashMagic
TrashMagic
3.0.7

5.0

TrashMagic free download for Mac

TrashMagic3.0.7

24 August 2020

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 3.0.7:
  • macOS 10.15 Catalina compatibility

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How would you rate TrashMagic app?

7 Reviews of TrashMagic

5
Peter-Lovell
25 August 2020
Version: 3.0.7

Most helpful

I have been using TrashMagic since version 1 in 2009. It has been entirely reliable throughout that period and the developer is very responsive. The App has always been made compatible with the latest OS version as soon as it is released, sometimes with a new version but very often with a free update. I recently updated to Catalina, so upgraded TrashMagic to version 3, which is fully 64-bit and simplified compared to version 2, but in a good way. Once it has been set up you can just leave it knowing with confidence that it will do its work automatically in the background and that on the occasions when you need to recover something it will be available in the TrashMagic cache. Unlike TimeMachine, TrashMagic saves deleted items instantly so you can never lose anything. Dealing with the cache and recovery of files is much easier in version 3, which overall is nice step up from version 2. Overall, a very good App.
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5
Peter-Lovell
25 August 2020
Version: 3.0.7
I have been using TrashMagic since version 1 in 2009. It has been entirely reliable throughout that period and the developer is very responsive. The App has always been made compatible with the latest OS version as soon as it is released, sometimes with a new version but very often with a free update. I recently updated to Catalina, so upgraded TrashMagic to version 3, which is fully 64-bit and simplified compared to version 2, but in a good way. Once it has been set up you can just leave it knowing with confidence that it will do its work automatically in the background and that on the occasions when you need to recover something it will be available in the TrashMagic cache. Unlike TimeMachine, TrashMagic saves deleted items instantly so you can never lose anything. Dealing with the cache and recovery of files is much easier in version 3, which overall is nice step up from version 2. Overall, a very good App.
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4.5
Rjmorita
05 October 2017
Version: 2.2.8
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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3.5
Andrew-D-Rodney
17 April 2013
Version: 2.2.5
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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PorkPieHat
10 June 2011
Version: 2.0.5
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.
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Akrobat
19 July 2007
Version: 1.0.1
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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Pxl
08 May 2007
Version: 1.0.1
... 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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Sanjinko
12 June 2006
Version: 1.0.1
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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5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
License: 
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