Zen Desktop Cleaner
By Martin Nash
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-Clears your desktop-
Remove all the files from your desktop at the click of a button. Bring them all back with another.
-Clears your mind-
Focus on just the work you are doing without visual clutter in the background. You can get your work done in with minimal stress and distractions.
Simple. Remove all apps with a simple key combination. Runs it from the status bar, out of the way. Clear you desktop and clear your mind. Focus on your work, not a mess. Bring it back when you need it.
Set it up once, and don't worry about it anymore. clear your desktop from anywhere without disrupting your work.
What's New in Version 3.0
Fixed bug causing crash in Snow Leopard.
I just upgraded it to version 3.0 and when I did, I discovered that the app is now using a different location than the one used in the old version (where it moves the files to). So now, I cannot access my old files because I don’t know the location of the old folder!!! I NEED MY FILES!!!! Why did you guys do that without warning or at least an auto-move? I have work and I need my files back! Please fix this or at least tell me the location so that I can access my old files. (and no, I cannot search for them because the old folder is not in a searchable accessed location)! I have deadlines and I need an answer NOW! why why why?!!!!!
P.S. The app is great, but this miscalculated update ruined it!
Find OLD Files..READ
Many of you lost your files upgrading to 3.0 BUT there is a way to find them. With a Finder window in the foreground, lick ‘Go’ from the menu bar. Press and hold the 'alt/option’ key so that ‘Library” appears in the drop-down menu. Click that then navigate to /Application Support/Zen Desktiop Cleaner/ZenDesktop. Your files should be located there…move them. Happy Zen cleaning
Good but no support - but help with file finding
I have had this app for a long time. But no upgrades or anything on their site for years. So be careful!
File location is: DATA FILE:
users/ericstrayer/library/containers/com.riverofterZen-Desktop-Cleaner/Data/Library/Application Support/Zen Desktop Cleaner
I make an alias for this file as it is pretty hard to find by guessing. Put the alias where it is really easy to find.
Owners website is junk and is same location as support, so assume it is gone forever. I would love for someone to make a new version as I get pretty sloppy dumping stuff on my desktop.
Anyway, as of today (Sep 2017) it works as I have outlined. Oh, the create hotkey feature disappeared. So another reason to make absolutely certain you know where those files are located.