Basic Uninstall Question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Afro1989, Feb 14, 2006.

  1. Afro1989 macrumors 6502a

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    Hey I just got my Mac Mini a few weeks ago. I have an easy question. Is there a special way to uninstall programs or do you just put them in the trash? I know that some programs give you the option to uninstall, but some don't. Thanks so much.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Just put it in the Trash. Almost all Mac apps are self contained. If you really want to be very clean look for a preference file in ~/Library/Preferences.
     
  3. frankblundt macrumors 65816

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    unless its an MS app :rolleyes: . WMP has locked files inside it, so you'll need to hold down the option key when you empty the trash to get rid of it.
     
  4. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

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    #4
    MacRumors Guide: [guide]Uninstalling_Applications_in_Mac_OS_X[/guide]
     

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