Welcome to NoName Scriptware, home to the highly rated Apple-approved* stuck-trash removal utility, Trash It!
What is Trash It?
This AppleScript Application force-empties your Apple Trashcan. Especially useful if you have stuck files or folders in the Trash with permissions set incorrectly, locked Trash items, want to delete a stuck item, or trash items from other partitions. If you drop files or folders onto the Trash It! icon, it will delete them immediately. If you double-click on it, it will clean out 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 trashed items manually.
2. You can’t move items to the trash.
3. You have a large number of items to delete (i.e., previous system folders).
4. You just like using cool apps.
This is not a Finder trash can replacement! It should be used as a last resort!
If you have a lot of files, it may take a while. When Trash It! is finished, you’ll be shown a message saying it’s completed. There used to be a progress bar but no one liked it so it’s kaput.
See our How To page on installing and using Trash It!
Time Machine files getting you down? Don’t worry, Trash It! will delete Time Machine files for you. Please note: With the introduction of Mavericks, Apple has made it impossible for ANY application to delete Time Machine files. You have to do it manually from within Time Machine (Enter Time Machine) or to reformat/erase the partition they reside on. See the enclosed readme file for more information.
*I’ve been told numerous times that Apple tech support has instructed users to download Trash It! when they are unable to resolve the issue of stuck files and folders that refuse to be deleted.