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Old Jan 10, 2011, 02:13 PM   #1
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changed link in guide

The guide about Uninstalling Applications in Mac OS X points to: http://konstochvanligasaker.se/apptrap/
which says "AppTrap is no longer being maintained ... by me, please vist"
http://onnati.net/apptrap/.

I'm too new to be eligible to fix this on my own.
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Old Jan 10, 2011, 03:02 PM   #2
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AppZapper, AppCleaner, TrashMe, and similar apps do not do a thorough job of removing all files/folders related to deleted apps. I tested several of these, using Skype as the app to be removed. Of 17 items to be removed:
AppZapper missed 13 items
AppCleaner missed 11 items
AppDelete missed 8 items
I also tested AppTrap, CleanMyMac and a few others, but don't recall how many items they missed. All left files/folders behind. In most cases, they remove .plist files and a few others, but leave behind much larger files and folders. (you will find a discussion of these tests in the thread linked below)

The only effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:

Best way to FULLY DELETE a program
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Old Jan 15, 2011, 05:10 PM   #3
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Post enough to fix it

That's really good information especially since it is a geeky approach. I suppose I can change the links when I get enough posting experience.
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Old Aug 6, 2011, 11:54 AM   #4
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Updated the Guide with the the link provided by GGJstudios.
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Old Aug 6, 2011, 03:00 PM   #5
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Updated the Guide with the the link provided by GGJstudios.
Thanks! Good work! I should have done that a long time ago.
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