FolderWasher
FolderWasher
1.01

4.0

FolderWasher free download for Mac

FolderWasher

1.01
28 August 2011

Delete files whose names begin with periods.

Overview

FolderWasher accesses a given folder and deletes all files whose name begin with period like ".DS_Store" files created by Mac OS X (those annoying files visible with Windows).

Futhermore, FolderWasher can zip compress on the fly the washed folder.

What's new in FolderWasher

Version 1.01:
  • User options are now stored in special folder (depending on the user's OS)
  • Distributed as donationware

3 FolderWasher Reviews

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pandora-1
26 April 2011

Most helpful

Such an app should be used with caution on folders that don't reside in document folders. Filename that begin with a period are invisible (normally) and there are many many of them in the System and Library folders (and subfolders). These files are there for a reason and should not be "cleaned" willy-nilly. Document folders (Documents, Pictures, Desktop, etc) probably don't have dangers associated with deleting invisible files but users ought to be careful anyway.
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Version 1.00
artie505
29 August 2011
"FolderWasher accesses a given folder and deletes all files whose name begin with period like ".DS_Store" files created by Mac OS X (those annoying files visible with Windows)." Just be sure to note that .DS_Store files store info about the way you've configured certain aspects of OS X and that deleting them to avoid their annoying presence in Windows will, quite possibly, cause you significantly more annoyance when you boot back into OS X.
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Version 1.01
pandora-1
26 April 2011
Such an app should be used with caution on folders that don't reside in document folders. Filename that begin with a period are invisible (normally) and there are many many of them in the System and Library folders (and subfolders). These files are there for a reason and should not be "cleaned" willy-nilly. Document folders (Documents, Pictures, Desktop, etc) probably don't have dangers associated with deleting invisible files but users ought to be careful anyway.
Like (7)
Version 1.00
1 answer(s)
Cmarkn
Cmarkn
29 August 2011
Open a Terminal window and type: cd ~/Documents find . -name ".DS_Store" -print #if this shows what you expect, then find . -name ".DS_Store" -print -delete Always do the -print pass, because if you make a typo on the -delete pass you'll delete every file in the directory. Leave out the "-print" and you won't see the list again as the files are deleted. If you don't know what it means to "open a Terminal window" then this should NOT be the first thing you experiment with, because it does have potential to erase your disk.
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Trance
10 March 2009
works as advertised. Would be nice to have a preference to skip the dialog and just have it open, clean the folder and quit automatically. Thanks
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Version 0.90b
Free

4.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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