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Trasher was created to assist Windows Pro Tools users in a variety of functions.

The original intent was to speed up the process of deleting Dae and Pro Tools prefs, along with the databases for purposes of troubleshooting. More features have been added over time to help with or speed up other processes.
Functions like opening Plugin Folders to move plugins or backing up Plugin Settings to move to other computers and drives, as well as backing up and restoring other functions were just common procedures for me.

The full Read me with details is available here.


Installation:

Installation has been greatly simplified starting at Trasher 12b3. Just unzip the Trasher folder and run the installer. Select the installation version that you need:
New install, update previous Trasher 12 version, update over Trasher 11, or update over Trasher 10-10.5.
Then after the installer finishes, The property windows will pop up and tick the "Run as Administrator" box.
After the installer concludes, a shortcut will be created on the desktop. You can also go to the exe inside of the Trasher folder and pin it to your Taskbar (my preference)


The following instructions are for Trasher version 12b2 and below:

Most importantly is the proper install process. It has changed a bit over time for different versions, but the basis is that Trasher needs to extracted to the Desktop. The proper folder heirarchy should be Desktop > Trasher (ver #) > Data > Trasher > App Files.....

The installer is in the Data folder. After launching the installer, a series of options are available. There is also a Read me for the installer in the Data folder. Select the proper button for your install needs. Any files you have backed up inside of previous versions of Trasher, will be transferred into the proper folders of the new version.

After the installer completes, a pop up will appear and ask you to "Run as Administrator" then click "Apply" then click "OK"

After installation, the Trasher folders can be deleted from the Desktop.

After installation, the Trasher folder is installed in your Documents folder. The proper folder hierarchy after installation is below:



















If problems arise during the install process, you can just drag and drop the Trasher folder into your Documents Folder. The proper hierarchy would still be the same as above. You can then navigate to the Exe folder, right click the .exe, select Compatibility, then check "Run as Administrator" click "OK" then right click again and create a shortcut or pin to taskbar.

AFTER it is installed in your documents folder, the .exe is accessible from here. You can pin the .exe to your Task Bar or Start Menu, or copy to your Desktop.

Again, an occasional problem would arise from the extraction process. To see the proper folder hierarchy after extraction to the desktop is below.













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Builds:
Trasher 12b3: (Build 3, updated 6-26-17)

Supports Pro Tools:
10.3.5-10.3.10
11 (all)
12 (12.0-12.8 current release)

Added:
Fixed the installer. You can unzip and install from any location
Backup and Restore for the AAX Plug-in Databases
Backup and Restore of the AAX Plug-in Databases with the Backup and Restore of the Prefs, DSI Prefs, all Databases buttons.
Platinum Samples Accent Drum VI. Backup and Restore for the Midi Maps and Presets.






This is a pretty minor update. It was mainly released to help fix the problem of installer Pro Tools 12.8 and plugins not being loaded and requiring multiple re-launches. Backup the plugins database on your existing Pro Tools version, then install 12.8. Then restore the plugins database.

All previous versions of Trasher had very specific rules for the installer. Now you can extract and run the installer from anywhere. You must choose between a new install or update previous versions of Trasher. It will NOT delete any saved files from previous versions of Trasher.

Platinum Samples new Drum VI, Accent has turned into a common drum VI for me to use. There are now buttons to backup the Midi Maps and Presets.

There is more information under the older versions of Trasher below.


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Trasher 12b2: (Build 2, updated 8-11-16)

Supports Pro Tools:

10.3.5-10.3.10
11 (all)
12 (12.0-12.5.2 current release)

Added:
Open the hidden Avid Downloads folder.
Waves Post uninstall Cleanup.




Currently usable for all versions of Pro Tools 10.3.5 to current (10.3.10), all builds of 11, and tested through the most current release 12.5.2. This version will work with Pro Tools 10.3.5 BUT co install of 10 and 11/12 is not supported until 10.3.6, so I labeled it as such.

It does contain a pretty intense and long instruction manual. Separate sections are included for PT 10 and 11/12 on the UI. The right side of the UI, in green will tell you the version of Pro Tools the functions represent.

for quick reference,
Deleting the Plugins database is sometimes the resolve when new plugins have been installed and they do not seem to be showing up inside Pro Tools.

The DSI prefs are mainly hardware setting related. Good for troubleshooting hardware settings in Pro Tools. Typically when deleting the PT Prefs, I find deleting these also helps.


New:
Open the hidden Avid Downloads folder. Opens the hidden folder in order to see contents or delete contents for hard drive maintenance.

Waves Post uninstall Cleanup. Sometimes after uninstalling Waves, traces can remain. This will go through and scan for anything still remaining and delete it. This includes all the default locations of the Waveshells.

Updated installer

Progress bar for tasks

Updated UI.


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Update to build b2

(Build 1, updated 3-27-15)
Supports Pro Tools:
10.3.5-10.3.10
11 (all)
12 (12.0-12.5.2 current release)




































Currently usable for all versions of Pro Tools 10.3.6 to current (10.3.10), all builds of 11, and tested through the current release 12.

It does contain a pretty intense and long instruction manual. Separate sections are included for PT 10 and 11.

for quick reference,
Deleting the Plugins database is sometimes the resolve when new plugins have been installed and they do not seem to be showing up inside Pro Tools.

The DSI prefs are mainly hardware setting related. Typically when deleting the PT Prefs, I find deleting these also helps.

This version will work with Pro Tools 10.3.5 BUT co install of 10 and 11 is not supported until 10.3.6, so I labeled it as such.

It contains a new plugins section.
Backup and restore settings and presets for Fxpansion. Built specifically for BFD3, but should work with all Fxpansion products.
Backup and restore presets for Softube. Built specifically for Console 1 user presets.
Delete Waves Prefs and cache.



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Trasher Version 11: (Build 8, updated 11-11-2014)







Currently usable for all versions of Pro Tools 10.3.6 to 11 (11.3.1 and 10.3.9 are the current releases) It does contain a pretty intense and long instruction manual. Separate sections are included for PT 10 and 11.

for quick reference,
Deleting the Plugins database is sometimes the resolve when new plugins have been installed and they do not seem to be showing up inside Pro Tools.

The DSI prefs are mainly hardware setting related. Typically when deleting the PT Prefs, I find deleting these also helps.

This version will work with Pro Tools 10.3.5 BUT co install of 10 and 11 is not supported until 10.3.6, so I labeled it as such.

This will no longer be updated.

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Trasher 10.5(.7):





This version of Trasher is fairly redundant to 11. It is useful if you are not using 11 at all and just need 10 functionality. Includes tabs for both 64 and 32 bit OS. It does support Pro Tools 10.3.5 through 10.3.8, which is the current release. It will no longer be updated.

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Trasher 10:






This is for Pro Tools version 10 to 10.3.4. Fairly straight foward and includes tabs for both 64 and 32 bit OS. It will no longer be updated.
It does have a quirk that requires you to actually hit the "Exit TRASHER" to close it out. Just hitting the "x" will close the GUI but it will still be active in the taskbar.

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Trasher 2.0 (Pro Tools 8.04 through 9):





This version of Trasher supports Pro Tools 8.04 through all of Pro Tools 9. It was my first attempt at a GUI and has limited capabilities, but does the functions I originally set out to accomplish. The log files folder for most purposes is useless to most people.contains a tab for both 32 and 64 bit OS. This was the first version to support solely Windows 7. XP functionality is not guaranteed. It will no longer be updated.

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Trasher 8.01 and earlier:




This is the original version that I started with. There is no GUI. After launching there is a pop up on the taskbar that gives you this information. Just push the key for the action you wish to perform and then it will close out.

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Trasher has always been free. If you have found it to be useful and supportive to you and your system, please donate to its development here.



Custom commands and versions can be created. Please ask.
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