FinderCleaner

FinderCleaner 1.6

Eliminate hidden files created by Finder

Finder creates lots of hidden files every day on your Mac and FinderCleaner helps you to clean those that have started to become a nuisance. View full description

PROS

  • Removes nuisnace hidden files instantly
  • Can eject volumes without leaving behind files

CONS

  • Security concerns over functionality

Good
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Finder creates lots of hidden files every day on your Mac and FinderCleaner helps you to clean those that have started to become a nuisance.

FinderCleaner is particularly useful for external devices such as USB sticks that have .DS or Trash files on them that you can't remove normally. FinderCleaner cleans .DS_Store files, Resource forks, FBC files and .Trash files. In addition, it can be used to eject a volume in a cleaner way so that no new hidden files are created.

However, be careful when using it. Because it accesses system resources that aren't normally used, it requires your password to work properly. Users have reported that FinderCleaner has been detected sending data out from OS X which shouldn't be necessary at all. If you block this pinged data, the app seems to crash and the developer gives no explanation as to why it's necessary.

However, if you're not worried about security and really can't get rid of awkward files created by Finder, it's a powerful solution.

Changes

  • Last 'Variable not defined' bug fixed.
  • Secure password box (10.4 only)
  • More elegant version check (automatic)
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FinderCleaner 1.6