installing software

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Diskdoctor, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. Diskdoctor macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2006
    Ok This may sound really stupided.. but please forgive me I have only had my mac for 4 weeks...

    when you install software to a mac some times it asks you to drag the icon to were you what it installed ie: Apps..

    other software as i installer icon and you just click on it to install..

    My Question is:- how do i find out where the software as installed all its componemts too?..

    i could open all the folders on my computer but that would take a lot of time...

    Also would uninstalling a program manualy give me errors on boot up?

    And if there are hidden folders on my mac how can I see them?

    Is there a app for mac to uninstall program and keep track of all its components when you install a program..

    But my main problem is i have a full retail copy of ms office bought and paid for... But my mac came with a trail version... I installed my copy but each time i click on a work doc it opens the trail version not the full i nead to get rid pf the trial version... I have reinstall my os once now and i would like not to have to do it again...

    Please Help
  2. Swarmlord macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2006
    Don't know the answer to your first question, but I would think that you'd want to uninstall the trial version of Office, reboot and then install the full version so that your file associations pointed to the correct place.

    I wonder if OS-X has a feature that is like the package installer used in Redhat that would give you the information you need.
  3. gauchogolfer macrumors 603


    Jan 28, 2005
    American Riviera
    For the majority of programs you can simply drag the file from the Applications folder into the trash, and you're all set. It might leave behind some 1kB preferences files, but these are fine to leave in place. If you really want to get everything, try a program called AppZapper.

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