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).
PLEASE NOTE: If you’re password is blank, i.e., you have NO password, Trash It! will not work on your system. Trash It! uses the BSD Subsystem and a blank password will not be accepted.
To get around this issue (It’s an Apple thing), CLOSE all open applications, go into your System Preferences > Users and Groups, and change your password to something other than nothing. Run Trash It!, and when finished, go back into Users and Groups, and set your password back to nothing.
Persons using Yosemite may or may not have this issue. Persons using Snow Leopard (10.6.x) will not be able to use Trash It! with a blank password.
If you are in any way connected to the Internet and are using a blank password, you are opening your entire system up to hackers trying to gain access.
It is highly recommended you have a password, even if it’s a single letter. Do NOT use a space as a password or have spaces in your password.
Special thanks to all my beta testers, and especially Martin, who helped me iron out a few bugs!