Deletes file, folders or their contents without moving to and emptying the trash

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System Requirements:

macOS 10.11





FileUtility is an application and service for deleting files and folders without using the trash and more.


File utility is for:


• Deleting a file, folder or folder contents (i.e. without moving to the trash.)

• Moving the data fork of a file into the resource fork, then deleting the data fork.
• Listing all resources in a resource fork by ID, type and name.
• Deleting a file's data fork.
• Deleting a file's resource fork.
• Displaying a file's fork sizes.


Choose from the following items in Preferences, or the Services menu:


• Delete File: Delete the file immediately (it is not put in the trash.)


• Delete Container: Delete the container and all its contents immediately (they are not put in the trash.)


• Delete Container Contents: Delete the container's contents (they are not put in the trash.)


• Flip Delete Data Fork: Move the data fork of a file into the resource fork, then delete the data fork. If a resource fork does not exist, one will be created. In either case the data fork data will be appended to the resource fork.


• Delete Data Fork: Delete the files data fork of a file.


• Delete Resource Fork: Delete the files resource fork of a file.


• Show Fork Sizes: Show the files total size, data fork size and resource fork size.


• Dump Resources: Generate a file that lists all resources types and IDs, then display it. (Note that a resource fork can contain data, and not just resources. So, a resource fork may have a non-zero size, yet have no resources listed.)




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Note: This is legacy software and requires macOS 10.14 Mojave, the last macOS that supports 32 bit software.