a newbie's question

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by daniviva, Sep 16, 2004.

  1. daniviva macrumors newbie

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    #1
    hi, guys~

    I am a newbie in the Mac World.
    I have a simple question here:
    How can I uninstall a software completely??just simply throw the folder into the trash??

    actually, I got a problem with window media player, I try to uninstall it by throwing it into the trash, but when I empty the trash, it says some files are locked, can't be deleted; so i go to the "get info" menu of that folder, and find that the "locked" option is disable, which means I can't "unlock" it.
    As a result , I can't delete the folder, and it just stays in my trash..anyone can help me?
    Thanks!!
     
  2. yoda13 macrumors 65816

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    #2
    launch the finder, type in the name of the program and it will pull up the apps and all related files and you can completely delete them from your computer.
     
  3. FredAkbar macrumors 6502a

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  4. FredAkbar macrumors 6502a

    FredAkbar

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    #4
    To clarify that, yoda13 means when you're in the Finder, either hit Command-F to bring up the Find Files window (or whatever it's called), or just open a Finder window, make sure your hard drive is selected, and type your search query into the little text box in the upper right corner.

    But you are correct for the most part, dragging the folder (or often it's just a single application package, meaning it looks like a single file) to the trash will get rid of it. Most programs don't leave anything behind besides a preference file, though some leave a folder in /Users/username/Library/Application Support/.
     

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