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What's Keeping Me
What's Keeping Me
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What's Keeping Me free download for Mac

What's Keeping Me for Mac2.4

03 August 2014

Identify what is keeping you from emptying Trash.

What is What's Keeping Me for Mac

What's Keeping Me eliminates the problem where you can't empty the Trash or eject a disk because something is preventing it. Usually the reason is because some application has a file open, and thus you can't get rid of the disk or trash the file. That's why we made What's Keeping Me! What's Keeping Me will identify the application that is holding the item open. You can then use What's Keeping Me to quit the problem application (or kill it if needed) so you can perform your task. What's Keeping Me includes an Automator workflow so you can perform searches directly from the Finder too!

What's new in What's Keeping Me

Version 2.4:
  • Now runs on OS X 10.6 or later and 64-bit Intel-based Macs only
  • Updated to take advantage of latest Mac technologies
  • Other bug fixes

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Lee B.
Lee B.
Jan 3 2019
2.4
5.0
Jan 3 2019
5.0
Version: 2.4
Works perfectly for me in High Sierra 10.13.6. It DID display the App that was launched from the volume which refused to be ejected. Killed the app, Volume could be ejected! Without "What's Keeping Me" I would never have found out that an app was starting from my backup volume on my secondary HDD, rather than from the main SSD. THANK YOU !!!
Big Johnson
Big Johnson
Oct 2 2016
2.4
0.0
Oct 2 2016
0.0
Version: 2.4
Don't bother downloading this until an update is released because it doesn't work.

The dev. didn't say if the bug was specific to OS X 10.11, but it used to work. He has confirmed the issue and says he'll fix it if he can find the cause, and when he has time.

Right now it earns a half star because it's useless. But I don't want to rate it now because it has been helpful in the past.
sushi3
sushi3
Apr 19 2014
2.2
5.0
Apr 19 2014
5.0
Version: 2.2
Helps me out quite a bit -- I don't have to remember or look up command line solutions. Mac OS sucks when it comes to giving out technical information. This app fills the gap nicely with a pretty simple and effective UI. Now I'm only wondering why random apps are in use by SystemUIServer!
Alobi
Alobi
Jun 18 2009
2.0
5.0
Jun 18 2009
5.0
Version: 2.0
I use it offen. What else to say: It works!
jocatra
jocatra
Feb 2 2009
1.4
0.0
Feb 2 2009
0.0
Version: 1.4
Working fine. Thank you.
Twilightscapes
Twilightscapes
Feb 2 2009
1.4
0.0
Feb 2 2009
0.0
Version: 1.4
Who cares about what is keeping you... you just want to empty the trash and move on with your life. A good tip to do just that, is to use the "Secure Empty Trash" option in the finder File menu options. This will do just that, empty the trash - without having to do anything like command line stuff, open a 3rd party app like this one, etc... Keep in mind, this won't work for stuff that is truly still running as a root process, and it will take awhile for larger files trying to be trashed since it is writing 1s and 0s over that data... But for a quick tip, it works nicely and you won't have to worry about whats keeping me or anyone else for that matter. Cheers!
qwerasdf
qwerasdf
Aug 20 2008
1.3
5.0
Aug 20 2008
5.0
Version: 1.3
I don't know what the previous commenter did wrong, but for me, this thing worked flawlessly. Thanks a lot for making great freeware/donationware.
Macnerd1984
Macnerd1984
Aug 2 2008
1.3
1.0
Aug 2 2008
1.0
Version: 1.3
Didn't work for me whenever I tried it (3 times). After trashing it, it got stuck in the trash despite the image being ejected etc. and I had to use Onyx to get rid of it. Oh the irony...
resuna
resuna
Aug 1 2008
1.3
0.0
Aug 1 2008
0.0
Version: 1.3
I normally just use "sudo lsof | grep Trash"... but I gotta agree that's a great icon. :)
Spungee
Spungee
Jul 4 2008
1.2
0.0
Jul 4 2008
0.0
Version: 1.2
that app icon is in the top 10 best app icons, ever. yes, really!
Jrox
Jrox
Jun 20 2008
1.1
0.0
Jun 20 2008
0.0
Version: 1.1
This is actually quite a handy app to have around. Many times ive been unable to find what's keeping me from emptying the trash. Kudos to the developer!
Larsen2k4
Larsen2k4
Jun 20 2008
1.1
0.0
Jun 20 2008
0.0
Version: 1.1
Great!!! This app just saves me a ton of time - I'm working with files a lot, and there's nothing more frustrating, than being unable to clean the trash, because of busy files. Thanks a lot!
Cflash
Cflash
Jun 19 2008
1.0.5
0.0
Jun 19 2008
0.0
Version: 1.0.5
Thank you!!! just what we've neaded for years
Free
4.2
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later

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