Re: Notification of Donation Received
Gratitude, more than generosity, was my primary motivation ;-)
Yesterday, after (intentionally) deleting a Photos "work.photoslibrary" which had contained about 7 GB of edited photos, which were also previously deleted from within the Photos app, I immediately went to empty the OS X Trash. I was soon faced with this:
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I have no idea why there would have been over 840,000 items!!?? Since I periodically empty the trash the only action I can imagine having caused such havoc was the aforementioned deletion of my "work" photoslibrary (not the system's default photoslibrary).
Anyway, I tried several times to delete them from the trash but I was faced with an excruciatingly long delete process. I tried Onyx’s trash removal but it kept getting hung up and displaying a long, inscrutable “Error 1” message.
So, in desperation I decided to try patience. After 10 hours of processing it managed to remove a mere 2,000 items (.24% of the total). It might have taken months to empty the trash at that rate. I even tried to perform an Info on the Trash, but after an hour of trying to calculate the size of the folder I gave up on trying to find out.
I went in search of a brute force method. I'm an old DOS hack, and I've got a passing familiarity with OS X Terminal commands but the fear of starting yet another runaway process that had no end in sight made me shy away from using Terminal commands such as:
sudo rm -rf ~/.Trash
sudo rm -rf /Volumes/*/.Trashes
Then an article led me to your product, Trash It! The reviews were highly favorable and inspired confidence, so I gave it a try. For the first time I was able to see immediately that my trash contained over 52 GB of junk inside a "package".
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Within about 1 hour, Trash It! had managed to practically clear the entire trash. There were a 2 or 3 times when the program requested that I "allow your trashcan a moment to reset". The dialog box did not instruct me to restart the program, but I did anyway. At the end the computer had to be restarted and that finished the job.
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In the end I had an EMPTY TRASH!
And that's, why I'm so grateful. :-)