Getting rid of traces of software

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by vawolf, Nov 21, 2004.

  1. vawolf macrumors member

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    I'm running Panther 1.3.6. I installed a copy of virtual PC I borrowed and it didn't run. Now I'm trying to install a different copy but it won't install. I think it's because there're still traces of the old copy, like when a trial expires and you try to install it again but it won't run. Is there something in Panther that's like the Windows registry, where I can go in and erase all traces that this software was previously installed? Thanks.
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    You're making this more complicated than it needs to be. Just go hunt down the VPC preference files in ~/Library/Preferences (where ~ is your home directory), trash them, and try again. I don't know what they're called, since I haven't used VPC in a while.
     
  3. musicpyrite macrumors 68000

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    Try searching your entire hard drive for terms like virtual, PC, or virtual pc, and delete those.

    Especially check in ~/library/preferences almost every program I've used likes to drop a .plist in there.
     
  4. vawolf thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks!

    This was very helpful.
     

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