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Trash It! Featured on Mac Observer’s Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Mac Geek Gab LogoTrash It! gets discussed on the Mac Observer’s Mac Geek Gab Podcast if you are having trouble emptying your trash. Also discusses ways to fix a trashcan that is emptying slowly. Check it out here.

You can also download the AAC and MP3 version and then use iTunes or your iPod to navigate the chapters:

Download: MP3 Version or AAC Version


Trash It Tips & Tricks

Trash It Tips & Tricks:
Some disk optimization programs that free up hard drive space will move locked items to the trash. They are able to do this because you gave them Admin access when you entered your password. If that occurs, try the steps listed below.

Step 1. You have a file in the trash and it’s locked and Trash It! can’t delete it. Try creating a new folder, moving the new folder to the trash, and moving the offending files/folders into this new empty folder. Then run Trash It!

Step 2. If that doesn’t work, take the stuck item out of the trash. Then drag and drop it onto the Trash It! icon. Make sure it’s out of the trash first. You may need to put it into a new folder first before the System will let you take it out of the trash.

See more Installation and Usage on our How-to page and in the Instructions file (enclosed in the zip file).


Trash It! 6.0.1 now available

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New Retina-friendly Icon

Is your mac stuck deleting trash? Can’t delete files? Folders? Trash It! can help! Trash It! 6.0.1 is now available on our downloads page.

Changes to 6.0.1:
• Fixed a bug introduced in 6.0
• New Algorithms for faster usage
• Should get rid of Time Machine files accidentally dragged to the trash
• Code changes

Previous versions for 10.5 or earlier available as well.


Need an X-Code Mac Programmer Needed!

xcodeI am looking for an X-Code Cocoa-AppleScript Developer to help take Trash It! to the next level as a full-fledged application. Right now it’s written entirely in AppleScript, but I’d like it to be an X-Code Cocoa-AppleScript App, with a progress bar, the usual button sequence (Yes, No, Cancel), option buttons, the possibility of storing user’s password to their keychain, plus a facelift.

If you are able to make this app, I’ll give you prominent mention on this site, mine and your Facebook page, inclusion in the ReadMe file with your name and a link to your site (if you desire), and my undying gratitude (plus we can work something out if more is needed). Ownership would still reside with NNSW.


Trash It! 5.2 Now Available

Trash It! has now been recompiled to work better with Mavericks. Trash It 5.2 will work and has been tested on 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, and 10.6.

Based on user feedback, visit our Downloads page for earlier systems and versions.

Use our contact page if you have any issues. Please read the Readme file in the zip archive for even more information. Thanks and enjoy!

Trash It! 5.1

Trash It! has now been recompiled to work better with Mountain Lion. Versions in the zip archive include those for Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard, and Leopard. See our Downloads page for earlier systems.

Please let me know via our contact page or read me file if you have any issues. Thanks and enjoy!

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