Remove Application - CrashPlan Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Heycoolaid!, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2013
    Hello everyone, I may have a newby question here but here goes:)

    The CrashPlan Pro application that was installed on the iMac I am using is locked and I am not finding success in removing/uninstalling it. (When I try to unlock the check box in the 'Get Info' pane the box repeatedly re-checks.)

    I am logged in as ADMIN with the Master Password and have attempted to simply drag the icon to the trash- no success. I also tried to remove the application by using spotlight to locate all files/folders and was able to delete everything but the actual application.

    I end up getting a message that states I don't have permission to delete the application... Pretty frustrating!

    Thanks for any help on this.
  2. simsaladimbamba, Feb 20, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2013


    Nov 28, 2010
  3. macrumors Core


    Jan 23, 2005
    Go to the Crashplan web site and download the software then open the dmg. As I recall it has an uninstaller there.
  4. macrumors newbie

    Mar 19, 2014
    Did you try changing the system and user immutable flags? In the terminal window as root type the following after cd /Applications/

    ls -lhdO /Applications/

    the response:
    drwxrwxr-x 3 root admin schg,uchg 102B Apr 8 2013 /Applications/
    schg,uchg are the system and user immutable flags. To remove them, do the following:
    chflags noschg # this removes system immutable flag
    chflags nouchg # this removes the user immutable flags

    More detailed and generalized explanation can be found here:
  5. macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2011
    Yous saved my Sunday! Thanx a lot!!!


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