Annoying File Be-Gone removes unneeded and unwanted files from your Zip files, USB drives, SD cards, External Hard drives and folders.

Do you share a USB or Hard Drive between a Mac and PC? Are you tired of those annoying files showing up? Annoying File Be-Gone will automatically remove these files for you.

Both Windows and Mac add these 'metadata' files such as .DS_Store, .fseventsd, System Volume Information, Thumbs.db to your devices. In most cases these files aren't essential and can be safely removed.

Do you share Zip files created on your Mac with Windows users? Windows users will often be confused by the __MACOSX folders in your Zip files. Annoying File Be-Gone can remove these for you.

Annoying File Be-Gone can automatically scan for and remove these metadata files for you, or clean any device, folder, or Zip file with just a click.

What's New

Version 1.2

- Clean Zip files
- Removed delay when 'drag and dropping' folder or zip file to the menubar
- You can now email comments and suggestions through the About Box
- Bug Fixes

Ratings and Reviews

Great Customer Service!


I am a business owner, and was having trouble stripping hidden “dot underscore" AppleDouble files on USB sticks I was creating for our looping video players. I emailed Phil at Typhoon Software, and he immediately responded, added the AppleDouble removal feature to Annoying File Be-Gone, and then had it submitted, approved, and updated in the App Store within a week. Truly amazing customer service, and a great feature addition to an already great app. I highly recommend this App, this company, and Phil! Thank you!

Got this app to remove .DS_Store and ._MACOSX for my Zip files


You can only drag a single folder to be cleaned (cant dag multiple or zip files).

Upon dragging there is a 2-3 second delay before the dropzone in taskbar becomes “active” - mildly irritating.

Upon dragging it always prompts for what to clean and requires to be granted access to the folder - wish i could set a Global config to always just auto-clean.

Wish I could drop in Zip files.

The Feedback Form in About doesnt work (?!)

Overall is OK - not quite as polished as i expected for $5


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Rated 4+
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