Apr 27 2009
File disposal is a routine element of work on a Mac. This week we’ll look at a few utilities that let you get rid of it better.
This simple script force-empties the trash. Very useful if you are trying to mass-delete files or have locked file issues. Small and handy.
This little freebie is a small app you can drag onto your Finder toolbar. When clicked it fires up, sends any selected files in that window to the trash and splits.
This is another implementation of the same thing. This app is faceless, and when clicked opens the trash. When files are dragged onto it, they are sent to the trash.
This utility recovers deleted images on digital cameras. While you have to duplicate the drive with DiskCopy, it does work well. Warning: It has only been tested on CompactFlash media.
Miss the desktop trash? Wastebasket brings back the days or yore. This too is a small application that sits on the desktop (or wherever you put it) and moves files to the trash as well as unmounts drives.
Well, this episode was in the garbage before I even started. Hope you found something you liked!