BlueHarvest keeps your storage devices free of macOS metadata such as ._ files, .DS_Store files, .AppleDouble folders, .Trashes and many many more. It also supports removing Windows metadata including Thumbs.db, Desktop.ini and $RECYCLE.BIN.
BlueHarvest automatically cleans these devices as you work without you needing to do a lift a finger.
Per device configurations.
Custom file backlists (with wildcards) for deleting any file or folder you wish.
The ability to retain metadata if the metadata is required for aliases, labels, custom icons, security data or Finder tags.
"Examine" feature for viewing metadata available for deletion.
Removal of macOS extended attributes from files on Mac disks (non automated).
Built-in support for deleting: .DS_Store, ._AppleDouble, .apdisk, .AppleDouble (folders via smb), .com.apple.timemachine.donotpresent, .fseventsd, .Spotlight-V100, .TemporaryItems, .VolumeIcon.icns, $Recycle.bin, Desktop.ini, Icon?, Thumbs.db.
Built in log viewer.
Feedback and feature requests encouraged: [email protected]
Added support for removing "Icon?" (Custom Icon) and ".com.apple.timemachine.donotpresent" files.
.AppleDouble and eaDir folders can now be removed from any disk.
Scheduled cleaning can now be configured to clean everyday, weekdays or weekends.
Drag files to the "Items to delete" list to add blacklist items.
Individual blacklist items now be enabled/disabled in "Clean" -> "Items to delete"
New "Examine" feature can preview items which can be found and deleted (BlueHarvest menu -> Examine...).
Built-in Log viewer (BlueHarvest menu -> Preferences -> Cog -> Show Log).
Multiple folders/disks can now be cleaned simultaneously.
Remove metadata (extended attributes) from Mac folders (shift-clean).
Fix a bug with NFS servers.
Fixed a possible crash on startup.