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Super Empty Trash v. 2.1, v. 2.3 - Mac OS X
Simple AppleScript applet that will empty the Trash with administrator privileges. Usefull for those files that cannot be deleted, even using the "⌘⌥⌫" combination.
In order to work the user has to be an Administrator, or at least listed in /etc/sudoers file.

In case of multiple volumes the user is prompted in order to choose volume(s) to be considered.
This can be very usefull in case of selective deletion or removable media (like pendrives).

Super Empty Trash” compatibility has been checked with both Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and 10.5 (Leopard).

Super Empty Trash is free, but a thanks mail would be appreciated :-)

© 2005 Marco Balestra

Version history

Universal Binary (both PPC and Intel)

Fixed Mac OS X 10.4 (AKA Tiger) compatibility (April 2005).
Users with 10.x with x<4 should use version 2.1

Added the choice between multiple volumes (Feb 2005).

Completely rewritten: asks the Finder the content of thrash, then deletes all of such items with a sudo shell command (2004).

First release (2002).

© and Credits

Original software by faqintosh.com
Author: Marco Balestra.
This software is provided "as is", without any warranty. It is freeware, but not public domain: in order to redistribute it author's authorization is required.

© and Credits


Super Empty Trash v. 2.3

Mac OS X pre-tiger: v. 2.1

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findmysoft.com rated this software “Excellent”.


Marco Balestra