- developer: Mustafa Lokhandwala
Have you ever installed a program on your hard drive using the Install (or Setup, or whatever) utility that came with the program, decided that you did not like the program, and then tried to remove it? If you have, you probably found out that you only recovered a fraction of the hard disk space you had before you installed the program. This is because the installation procedure scattered dozens of files all over your drive. Some went into folders created by the installation process itself, and some went into folders that already existed, such as the Windows and WindowsSystem folders. Unfortunately, the uninstallation utility that comes with various programs does not uninstall all files.
If you simply delete all the files you can find that seem to be related to the program you wish to uninstall, you may find additional problems. You may inadvertently skip some files related to the program or alternatively, you may delete files belonging to another application. A setup program also makes various changes to your system files (such as Autoexec.bat, Config.sys, Windows.ini, System.ini etc.) as well as your registry. Uninstalling these changes on your own can be risky.
Enter Trash it. Trash it will delete all files installed by a program, remove all subdirectories created by it and delete all changes made by the program in your various system files and as well as in your registry.