The easiest way to keep your disks and file servers clean of Mac "dust".
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 the 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.
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.
BlueHarvest is available with language support for Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
Latest Newsv5.5 requires 10.7 Lion, 10.8 Mountain Lion or 10.9 Mavericks. BlueHarvest v5 is a free upgrade for all registered v4 users. Simply re-enter your serial number if requested. Press Releases in Chinese and Japanese.
Version 5.5.7 (24-Oct-2013)
- Fixes a problem where the discrete graphics card in some MacBook Pros was unnecessarily activated under 10.9 Mavericks.
Version 5.5.6 (9-Sep-2013)
- Detailed progress information is now shown when cleaning zip files.
- Fix a bug where some volumes mounted in root weren't cleaned.
Note when updating: You do NOT need to uninstall your earlier version of BlueHarvest when updating. The new version will remove the old one.
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