What could be easier? How about getting rid of the middleman? The objective isn’t to put files in the Trash, but to delete the files from your Mac. Here’s a free Mac app which deletes files but does not use the Trash can.
Delete. Without. Trash.
Just between you and me I find it difficult to pay for an app that does what the Mac already does, which probably explains why Delete Without Trash is free.
There’s just not much to deleting files in the Mac’s Trash. In this case, Delete Without Trash is a free Mac utility that deletes files but doesn’t use the Trash.
That’s right. You won’t have to fill up the Trash can with files to delete, then periodically empty the Trash to get rid of the files.
Delete Without Trash is the descriptive title of an app that extends the Finder’s context menu. That’s the menu you see when you select a file or folder and right-click.
So, install Delete Without Trash. Then, go to the Finder to find files or folders to delete. Select the file, right-click and then select Delete As Administrator. It looks like this menu.
You can also use the Delete selection on files that do not require Administrator privileges.
That’s it. Easy peasy, right?
Instead of the multiple steps of selecting a file, dragging it to the Trash, then selecting Empty Trash, Delete Without Trash eliminates the middle steps. And it’s freeware.