Trash It!
Trash It!
7.5

4.0

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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Sidselmlorenzen
29 January 2020

Most helpful

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.
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Version 7.5
peter-420
18 March 2020
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.
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Version 7.5
randypecker62
08 March 2020
It says it is free but if you don't donate it won't let you use it.
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Version 7.5
bombenon
19 February 2020
Version 7.5 doesn't work with new Mac Catalina.
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Version 7.5
Sidselmlorenzen
29 January 2020
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.
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Version 7.5
rosyline-cp
29 January 2020
It really works fast. very useful.
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Version 7.5
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