The easiest way to keep your disks and file servers clean of Mac "dust".
"A nice little program that saves me a lot of tedious cleaning up, and saves my windows-using colleagues a lot of confusion"
The easiest way to keep your disks and file servers clean of Mac “dust”. BlueHarvest automatically removes DS_Store and ._ AppleDouble files (resource forks) from your USB keys, SD cards and file servers, etc. BlueHarvest removes these items as they’re created so you’ll always be “dust” free.
Need to clean a disk, folder or archive immediately? No problem, simply control-click a disk or folder in the Finder and select “Clean using BlueHarvest” to clean it imediately. BlueHarvest features a very simple user interface and is fully configurable via System Preferences.
While BlueHarvest is very easy to use, it isn’t a toy, so be sure to read the How To and FAQs (above) before installing. Using BlueHarvest may result in some strange behaviours or you may find some Mac features inaccessible.
Version 5.5.0 (13-May-2013)
Requires Mountain Lion or Lion.
- Now packaged as an app.
- Added blacklist function for deleting arbitrary files.
- Optional menu bar icon.
- Sparkle is now used for in-place updates.
- Localizations for Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish.
Note when updating: You do NOT need to uninstall your earlier version of BlueHarvest when updating. The new version will remove the old one.
BlueHarvest v5 is a free upgrade for all registered v4 users. Simply re-enter your serial number if requested.
Links & Reviews
BlueHarvest on MacUpdate, iusethis.com, Versiontracker
Play nice with non-Mac volumes – MacWorld
Put a stop to pesky hidden files with BlueHarvest – The Unofficial Apple Weblog
Clear folder view problems by removing DS_Store files – MacFixIt
Avoid creation of those pesky ._ and .ds_store files – MacOSXHints
Dealing with Resource Forks and .DS_Store Files on non-Mac Volumes – Low End Mac