changed link in guide

Discussion in 'Mac Guides' started by Sultec, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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  2. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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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
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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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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    stridemat

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    Updated the Guide with the the link provided by GGJstudios.
     
  5. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Thanks! Good work! I should have done that a long time ago.
     

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