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Trash It!
Trash It!
4.4
Free
Absolutely Free

Trash It! overview

Trash It! is a little application force-empties your Trash. It also supports Drag and Drop. Especially useful if you have files or folders in the Trash stuck in the trash, need to delete locked files/folders, or want to delete large amounts of files/folders very quickly. If you drop files or folders onto the Trash It! icon, it will delete them. If you double-click on it, it will empty your Trash can. This is the software Apple Tech recommends when all else fails (according to users)!

Trash It! should be used when:

  1. You can't get rid of trash items manually.
  2. You can't move items to the trash.
  3. You have a large number of items to delete (e.g., previous system folders).
  4. You’re ready to pull your hair out because nothing seems to be working! :)
This is not a Finder trash can replacement! It should be used as a last resort!

Please note: Older versions of Trash It! are available here. There is a hardware bug with 10.6 running on certain Macs that causes Trash It! to unexpectedly quit on launch. Please use v5.x if you experience this problem.

What’s new in version 7.5

Updated on Apr 24 2019

Version 7.5:

Note: Not ready for Big Sur

  • Mojave compatibility
  • Streamlined code
  • Bug fixes
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Information

License

Free

Size

1.7 MB

Downloads

578855

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
  • Note: Not ready for Big Sur
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What customer like

Stability
Bug fixing
Design

What needs improvements

Support

Trash It! qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
5.0
Features
5.0
Reliability
5.0
Customer support
5.0
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Skuven
Skuven
Oct 27 2021
7.5
5.0
Oct 27 2021
5.0
Version: 7.5
I am using Big Sur and this worked a charm. I was trying to rid myself of some kind of dropbox files that lingered after uninstalling dropbox, and recycle bin wouldn't get rid of them. I changed permissions per file, booted terminal to disable system integrity, all sorts of scary **** and couldn't get rid. This app is a life saver, well done devs! It worked for me with Big Sur 11.4 on a 2015 intel macbook pro. I wanted to donate to them for the hassle they just saved me, but signed up to this website instead for the sole purpose of giving this one 5*'s. life saver! Saved me from having to click a good 20x pop ups when emptying recycle bin!
freddofoxxy
freddofoxxy
May 14 2021
7.5
4.0
May 14 2021
4.0
Version: 7.5
I have a lot of situations when I can't move some items to the trash, It's awful. Now, my MAC will be cleaned and, hope, faster.
Dnola
Dnola
Mar 11 2021
7.5
1.0
Mar 11 2021
1.0
Version: 7.5
Unfortunately, Trash It appears to have been abandoned. It is totally nonfunctional with macOS Big Sur running on the new Apple M1 silicone. It just does nothing.
tsympov
tsympov
Aug 14 2020
7.5
0.0
Aug 14 2020
0.0
Version: 7.5
Helped me to get rid of unused git repository that was being used by some unknown app that could not be quit
michael-sean-conley
michael-sean-conley
Aug 10 2020
7.5
5.0
Aug 10 2020
5.0
Version: 7.5
Worked as advertised! Saved me hours and hours of deleting old backup files that I moved to the trash.
t-jey-williams
t-jey-williams
Apr 14 2020
7.5
0.0
Apr 14 2020
0.0
Version: 7.5
YES literally been stressing over not being bale to delete time machine back ups and the really stuck did the job, blukuuuuuu
rahmanfariha66
rahmanfariha66
Apr 10 2020
7.5
5.0
Apr 10 2020
5.0
Version: 7.5
Finally got rid of the locked folder from the bin!!!!! Thanks heaps! :)
peter-420
peter-420
Mar 18 2020
7.5
5.0
Mar 18 2020
5.0
Version: 7.5
It worked great for me on Mojave. I successfully used it for free and did NOT donate before using it. The Instructions.rtfd file that came with the app were clear, and I followed them carefully. I had no problems, and TrashIt! did what I told it to do, which was remove from one of my drives several folders that I have been unable to delete in every other way that I have tried. Now that I know it works, I will donate to the developer to thank him for providing it.
randypecker62
randypecker62
Mar 8 2020
7.5
1.0
Mar 8 2020
1.0
Version: 7.5
It says it is free but if you don't donate it won't let you use it.
bombenon
bombenon
Feb 19 2020
7.5
0.0
Feb 19 2020
0.0
Version: 7.5
Version 7.5 doesn't work with new Mac Catalina.
Sidselmlorenzen
Sidselmlorenzen
Jan 29 2020
7.5
1.0
Jan 29 2020
1.0
Version: 7.5
It didn't work I think the only thing to do is to reformat my HD, so I am preparing for that and it may take all the time it needs. It may be some "deep" system files that it won't let of.
rosyline-cp
rosyline-cp
Jan 29 2020
7.5
4.0
Jan 29 2020
4.0
Version: 7.5
It really works fast. very useful.
jcutolo
jcutolo
Nov 9 2019
7.5
1.0
Nov 9 2019
1.0
Version: 7.5
I have tried to use it ever since updating my systems (iMac and MacBook Pro) to Catalina 10.15 and 10.15.1. I have removed, rebooted, tried to use via Safe Mode, everything I can find and it still doesn't work. It runs thru all the options, but never empties my Trash Can. I see another person has the same issue and yet no one can tell us why it won't work.
miyama-fukashi1
miyama-fukashi1
Oct 10 2019
7.5
0.0
Oct 10 2019
0.0
Version: 7.5
Hello! I use FCPX I have used Trash it! Which can empty unnecessary trash. However Up until now, I was running up to Mojave, but when I changed the OS to Catalina, it became completely unresponsive. I can't erase the trash by clicking "Fast" Is there something wrong? . Do you have an updater?
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
Oct 1 2019
7.5
5.0
Oct 1 2019
5.0
Version: 7.5
It has never failed me in the many years I've been using it.
joe-151
joe-151
Apr 11 2019
7.0.1
5.0
Apr 11 2019
5.0
Version: 7.0.1
Administration...why only use as a last resort?? and not as a replacement finder trash or periodical trash can?. main reason i want to utilize it is for net work removal files that prompt me in saying " can't delete because file is in use..."
richard-c-page
richard-c-page
Feb 3 2019
7.0.1
0.5
Feb 3 2019
0.5
Version: 7.0.1
Failed to remove files in Trash. Folder containing various system files. com.apple.LaunchServices.dv com.apple.nsurlsessiond com.apple.routined SafariFamily
jack2001
jack2001
Apr 17 2018
7.0.1
3.0
Apr 17 2018
3.0
Version: 7.0.1
non sempre funziona. a volte devo andare nel cestino e cancellare i files uno ad uno
gcoghill
gcoghill
Dec 23 2017
7.0.1
5.0
Dec 23 2017
5.0
Version: 7.0.1
I downloaded this for one thing: to delete specific files on an external drive without having to also empty my entire Trash. It worked perfectly for that function.
Raven-
Raven-
Nov 30 2017
7.0.1
5.0
Nov 30 2017
5.0
Version: 7.0.1
Works great and flawless... It does what it must do! No problems for deleting rest files from Time-Machine or other!
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