Use AShare Helper to Automatically Empty the Network Trash Folder

By: Richard Glaser - Revised: 2006-06-22 devin

AShare Helper is an application that was designed to help AppleShare IP Server Administrators with the upkeep of their Servers by doing a number of minor tasks, then sending notification to remote locations.

Related to this issue, AShare Helper can automate emptying the "Network Trash Folder".

AShare Helper Actions Window

NOTE: Originally, when I tried AShare Helper a few versions back, it did not properly empty the "Network Trash Folder" on the servers sharepoints, even after the 24 hr time period. Due to issues with a open file called "Trash Usage Map. Also, the current version will only empty correctly if your share points are located at the root or inside first level of sub-folders on all local volumes. So, for more control over the process I wrote an AppleScript (see below).

Ashare Helper is working properly for other users (on the ASIP list) and gives you other ASIP tasks and upkeep. So you might give it a try and see if it meets your needs.

AShare Helper Small IconFor more details or to download the latest version, click here. (link dead)