TRASHER was developed to help Pro Tools users with a number
of functions. Those include trashing specific files for troubleshooting
purposes or to backup and restore files and folders for backup purposes or
changing machines (or partitions) and taking settings with you.
TRASHER has undergone a numbering change. The previous version of TRASHER was
known as 12.x. I had changed the numbering scheme years back to match Pro Tools
and make it known very quickly what version of TRASHER to use. Since Avid has
changed their numbering scheme to a year/month method, I am reverting the TRASHER version number to
rejoin where I had left off previously. This may be confusing, I apologize. But
the newest Trasher 3 will support every version of Pro Tools since 10.3.5 to
the current 2018 release on Windows.
On Mac, it has only been tested on different versions of Pro Tools 12 and 2018.
I can not commit to support for any version previous, though it may work.
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Build 18 is released.
added Progress bar and buttons to tick/untick all boxes
new detailed Operating Instructions (Read Me)
General code cleanup and optimization
Installation: (Purchase link at the bottom of the page)
and unzip the Trasher package and run the installer.
If you have a previous version of Trasher installed, it will not delete or
change any files.
It will just continue to work alongside the previous version.
A shortcut will be created on your desktop
For best results, right click the shortcut on the desktop, go to properties and
tick the box for "Run as Administrator"
Functions such as the Waves Post Uninstall Cleanup will not work if not ran as Admin.
Download and unzip the package.
launch the .dmg
Drag the TRASHER folder into the Documents Alias
Click into the Documents alias. Then TRASHER \App Files \exe, then
right click or ctrl click the .app file and create an alias. Place it on your
desktop or wherever you like.
Currently the TRASHER folder does need to be in your Documents folder. I will
look into changing this in a future build.
12b3: (Build 3, updated 6-26-17) (click
"name" to download, still free)
2018.1 (Will not have Backup and Restore for new features)
the Trasher folder and run the installer. Select the installation version that
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
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
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 12.8.3. 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.
If you have found it to be useful and supportive to you and your system, please
donate to its development here.