Trash It!
Trash It!
7.5

4.3

Trash It! free download for Mac

Trash It!

7.5
24 April 2019

Force-empty your trash can.

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 Trash It!

Version 7.5:
  • Mojave compatibility.
  • Streamlined code
  • Bug fixes.

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blkmc2
21 April 2017

Most helpful

I can't tell you how many times I've gotten a file or folder that tells me it can't be deleted because it's in use. Even though I have no programs open and no servers listed. I downloaded this programs and Ta Da!! No More Problems!! Works every time. Never had any problems or any issues with any other program. I'm running a Mac with OS El Capitan (10.11.6). Will use this program always for those tough files I can't get rid of.
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Version 7.0.1
jcutolo
09 November 2019
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.
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Version 7.5
miyama-fukashi1
10 October 2019
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?
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Version 7.5
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
01 October 2019
It has never failed me in the many years I've been using it.
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Version 7.5
joe-151
11 April 2019
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..."
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Version 7.0.1
richard-c-page
03 February 2019
Failed to remove files in Trash. Folder containing various system files. com.apple.LaunchServices.dv com.apple.nsurlsessiond com.apple.routined SafariFamily
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Version 7.0.1
jack2001
17 April 2018
non sempre funziona. a volte devo andare nel cestino e cancellare i files uno ad uno
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Version 7.0.1
gcoghill
23 December 2017
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.
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Version 7.0.1
Raven-
30 November 2017
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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Version 7.0.1
cayobv
12 June 2017
Diret! End!
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Version 7.0.1
daydiggins
12 June 2017
Not working for me. I tried Fast and then Really Stuck, but the items are still in the trash - even though I get the message from Trash It that they've been removed. I tried re-installing the app, restarting the computer, and emailing Tom, but nothing. The files are still there (they're backup files from Time Machine that nothing works to delete.
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Version 7.0.1
2 answer(s)
SandraK7452
SandraK7452
29 September 2017
Yep--same problem.
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Raven-
Raven-
30 November 2017
Here it works fine with delete some rest files from Time-Machine!
When I delete the files from Time_Machine I use the normal delete from the OS and the rest of the files I delete with the fine app. "Trash It" in mode "Really Stuck" but it takes some time.... And no, its not that long Deleting the whole Time-Machine at once in really stuck means very long............... time ;) ;) :)
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