FEmp
FEmp
1.0

4.8

FEmp free download for Mac

FEmp

1.0
02 May 2014

Force-empty your Trash simply.

Overview

FEmp... Ever wanted to empty the trash and the Finder just won't let you? Have you ever had loads of locked files in the Trash which you want to empty, but can't be bothered to go through and unlock them all? FEmp is for you. Just open FEmp, enter your password and let it do its work.

Features and benefits of FEmp:

  • Simple program, shouldn't have any bugs
  • It uses a cleaner password prompt, I thought the OS prompt is too much.

Known Issues

  • If you enter the incorrect password, it shows the default OS password prompt.

What's new in FEmp

Version 1.0: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

Join over 500,000 subscribers.

Subscribe for our newsletter with best Mac offers from MacUpdate.

5 FEmp Reviews

Rate this app:

I(pod)mac
26 May 2011

Most helpful

since each user has their own password, the simplest way to empty the trash is the following one: - open a Terminal window; - type "sudo srm -fmrz .Trash/*" without quotes and press ENTER; - if you wish to see what that command is doing, simply type "sudo srm -fmrvz .Trash/*" (again without quotes) instead of "sudo srm -fmrz .Trash/*". That's all.
Like (1)
Version 1.0b1
antoniong
04 August 2011
Does what it must do without any unnecessary steps. Only pity is the voice-over that tell you what it has done. Nice the first few times but completely rubbish.
Like
Version 1.0b3
MacUpdate-Lon
04 August 2011
I am wondering why the developer did not name this software "Fempty" as in "Force empty". No matter, it's free and I am sure it works as advertised.
Like (1)
Version 1.0b3
Mohalam
10 June 2011
It made me empty my trash without any hassle
Like
Version 1.0b2
Mohalam
06 June 2011
This is really needed for the Mac community. The best think also is it is free. Now I can easily clean my mac trash bin.
Like
Version 1.0b2
I(pod)mac
26 May 2011
since each user has their own password, the simplest way to empty the trash is the following one: - open a Terminal window; - type "sudo srm -fmrz .Trash/*" without quotes and press ENTER; - if you wish to see what that command is doing, simply type "sudo srm -fmrvz .Trash/*" (again without quotes) instead of "sudo srm -fmrz .Trash/*". That's all.
Like (1)
Version 1.0b1
6 answer(s)
Habib-Alamin
Habib-Alamin
27 May 2011
For some people, learning Terminal commands is not at the top of their priority list.
Like (4)
pandora-1
pandora-1
04 June 2011
@ Nutz321: It's not about learning Terminal commands, it's about copy/pasting a command string into the Terminal. How difficult is that? You can keep it handy in any of a number of note-taking apps available.
Like (2)
Acuraice
Acuraice
04 June 2011
even simpler way,go to finder menu,select FORCE EMPTY TRASH...these lil cheesy programs that do the same tasks already included in apples easiest operating system crack me up! the best is when they have the balls to charge for an app that the finder already does for free
Like (1)
Laine
Laine
04 June 2011
Here's something to try. Launch AppleScript Editor and paste the following into an AppleScript document window: set myhomepath to (POSIX path of (path to home folder)) do shell script "sudo srm -fmrz" & space & myhomepath & ".Trash/*" with administrator privileges Save it as an application. When you launch the application, you'll be prompted to enter an administrator name and password. After you do that and click OK, the trash will be force-emptied.
Like (1)
Habib-Alamin
Habib-Alamin
04 June 2011
@Fuddy-Duddy: Yes, it is. How many of these Terminal commands are you going to keep handy? I just made it easier for the millions of non-geeky users who don't even know what the Terminal IS. @Acuraice: That's Secure Empty Trash. Please check things before, not only being rude, but making yourself look like an idiot. For the name Acuraice, you're not very accurate. @Laine: Thanks, but there are many people who don't even know what ASE is and how to do what you ask of them. All I want to do is make things easier for people. Thanks, anyway. I honestly appreciate it.
Like (2)
pandora-1
pandora-1
04 June 2011
@ Nutz321: Points taken. I was looking at it from the wrong angle. @ Laine: Now that's a neat one. this now resides on my Desktop. Even a Terminal-guy like me appreciates what you've done.
Like (2)
Free

4.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later

Downloaded & Installed 2,333 times