HELP, New to MAC - Uninstall Application

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by macdesire, Nov 19, 2005.

  1. macdesire macrumors member

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    Got a new iMac:D So far it a really cool...

    Anyway: Where to start? I installed a program that came with my nikon camera - Picture Project v1.1. It was working but said a updat was available. Down loaded this to make it v1.6.1. However the update killed of the applicationa and it wouldn't start. Out of desperation I chucked the nikon applications folder in the trash and emptied the trash??? I thought I would install v1.1 over the top. However when I try to do this, the installer says I can't do that a newer verion 1.6.1 is installed. Argh

    Clearly I don't know how to uninstall programs. Heeelp
     
  2. janey macrumors 603

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    In general dumping the app in the trash deletes it, but a lot of programs leave miscellaneous files lying here and there.

    Do a spotlight search for Nikon and delete whatever comes up. There'll probably be a few folders, a few files in /Users/yourusername/Library/Preferences/ and whatnot, and then try again.
     
  3. hookahco macrumors regular

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    first of all.. its Mac. you might get flamed for writing MAC
    now as for the app, trashing everything associated with the app will usually do it but some apps come with an uninstaller program.
    EDIT: i was beat by one minute.. sorry.
     
  4. macdesire thread starter macrumors member

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    I will remember that - Mac

    Busy removing all bits and bobs spotlight finds
     
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  6. janey macrumors 603

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    yay! you're welcome :)
     

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