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Trash It! for Mac

Force-empty your trash can.

Free
In English
4.3
Based on 144 user rates

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

Version 7.5:

Note: Not ready for Big Sur

  • Mojave compatibility
  • Streamlined code
  • Bug fixes
View older Trash It! versions

Trash It! for Mac

Free
In English
Version 7.5
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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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4.3

(166 Reviews of Trash It!)

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zlazkow
zlazkow
Mar 13 2023
7.5
5.0
Mar 13 2023
5.0
Version: 7.5
According to developer's website, looks like he is not able to continue updating Trash-it! because of Apple "security" updates: "These security updates broke Trash It! and so far I’ve been unable to find a workaround. They also made the Trash folder impossible to remove or delete as they changed its permissions". He makes clear that the application is not abandoned and he will keep trying to solve the problem.
hartnettw48
hartnettw48
Oct 14 2022
7.5
0.0
Oct 14 2022
0.0
Version: 7.5
I have used Trash It! For years now and it solved a few show stoppers when all other apps or individual efforts were not effective. I could not believe what this incredible small app did, to this day I will continue to follow its path.
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.
wulllle
wulllle
Apr 7 2024
7.5
1.0
Apr 7 2024
1.0
Version: 7.5
nolen
nolen
Apr 5 2024
7.5
1.0
Apr 5 2024
1.0
Version: 7.5
zlazkow
zlazkow
Mar 13 2023
7.5
5.0
Mar 13 2023
5.0
Version: 7.5
Skuven
Skuven
Oct 27 2021
7.5
5.0
Oct 27 2021
5.0
Version: 7.5
gilliganvincebb
gilliganvincebb
May 31 2021
7.5
5.0
May 31 2021
5.0
Version: 7.5
freddofoxxy
freddofoxxy
May 14 2021
7.5
4.0
May 14 2021
4.0
Version: 7.5
michael-sean-conley
michael-sean-conley
Aug 10 2020
5.0
Aug 10 2020
5.0
Version: null
rahmanfariha66
rahmanfariha66
Apr 10 2020
5.0
Apr 10 2020
5.0
Version: null
peter-420
peter-420
Mar 18 2020
5.0
Mar 18 2020
5.0
Version: null
randypecker62
randypecker62
Mar 8 2020
1.0
Mar 8 2020
1.0
Version: null
Sidselmlorenzen
Sidselmlorenzen
Jan 29 2020
1.0
Jan 29 2020
1.0
Version: null
rosyline-cp
rosyline-cp
Jan 29 2020
4.0
Jan 29 2020
4.0
Version: null
jcutolo
jcutolo
Nov 9 2019
1.0
Nov 9 2019
1.0
Version: null
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
Oct 1 2019
5.0
Version: null
nickisutton
nickisutton
Jun 28 2019
4.5
Jun 28 2019
4.5
Version: null
joe-151
joe-151
Apr 11 2019
5.0
Apr 11 2019
5.0
Version: null
mj3rje05f2fk
mj3rje05f2fk
Feb 20 2019
3.5
Feb 20 2019
3.5
Version: null
richard-c-page
richard-c-page
Feb 3 2019
0.5
Feb 3 2019
0.5
Version: null
robert-157
robert-157
Aug 4 2018
5.0
Aug 4 2018
5.0
Version: null
Allan2
Allan2
Jul 25 2018
4.0
Jul 25 2018
4.0
Version: null
jack2001
jack2001
Apr 17 2018
3.0
Apr 17 2018
3.0
Version: null
dalanuch-1
dalanuch-1
Feb 14 2018
4.5
Feb 14 2018
4.5
Version: null
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Jan 22 2018
5.0
Jan 22 2018
5.0
Version: null
gcoghill
gcoghill
Dec 23 2017
5.0
Dec 23 2017
5.0
Version: null
Raven-
Raven-
Nov 30 2017
5.0
Nov 30 2017
5.0
Version: null
cayobv
cayobv
Jun 12 2017
5.0
Jun 12 2017
5.0
Version: null
sw2015
sw2015
May 19 2017
5.0
May 19 2017
5.0
Version: null
sweetladylosesit
sweetladylosesit
Apr 29 2017
2.5
Apr 29 2017
2.5
Version: null
blkmc2
blkmc2
Apr 21 2017
5.0
Apr 21 2017
5.0
Version: null
Eblynn2
Eblynn2
Mar 27 2017
5.0
Mar 27 2017
5.0
Version: null
chrisdefrance
chrisdefrance
Dec 21 2016
5.0
Dec 21 2016
5.0
Version: null
smprod
smprod
Oct 3 2016
5.0
Oct 3 2016
5.0
Version: null
Kobalt
Kobalt
Sep 30 2016
5.0
Sep 30 2016
5.0
Version: null
d-osbourne-1
d-osbourne-1
Sep 3 2016
5.0
Sep 3 2016
5.0
Version: null
sato-
sato-
Jul 20 2016
2.5
Jul 20 2016
2.5
Version: null
David-Bennett
David-Bennett
Jul 19 2016
5.0
Jul 19 2016
5.0
Version: null
giantrobot503
giantrobot503
May 23 2016
5.0
May 23 2016
5.0
Version: null
Bob Jacobson
Bob Jacobson
Apr 26 2016
5.0
Apr 26 2016
5.0
Version: null
Joypebble
Joypebble
Apr 11 2016
0.5
Apr 11 2016
0.5
Version: null
Mudflapper
Mudflapper
Apr 3 2016
5.0
Apr 3 2016
5.0
Version: null