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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.


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Customer Reviews


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

Where is the developer? And here are your files

Martin Nash’s site and support links go nowhere.
How can I give a rating when it works well but finding the files is nearly impossible?
The last person to post the path to yours and my files must be on a different version or it is a Yosemite thing.
Here is where I found my files using “get info” to find the path. This is it for my install:

Macintosh HD ▸ Users ▸ estrayer ▸ Library ▸ Containers ▸ com.riveroften.Zen-Desktop-Cleaner ▸ Data ▸ Library ▸ Application Support ▸ Zen Desktop Cleaner

If someone knows how to get support and perhaps how to move the folder somewhere easier to access, let me know.

Zen Desktop Cleaner
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  • $1.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.0
  • Size: 0.9 MB
  • Languages: English, Japanese
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Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor

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