Uninstalling Programs Properly

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by funkenbooty, Oct 25, 2003.

  1. funkenbooty macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2003
    What is the proper way to uninstall software from OS X?
  2. patrick0brien macrumors 68040


    Oct 24, 2002
    The West Loop

    Throw it in the trash.

    There are few exeptions to this rule.

    Welcome to OS X! :D
  3. Giaguara macrumors 6502a

    Nov 22, 2002
    then if you are a perfectionist .. empty the trash ..

    and there may be preference files you can trash. it does not hurt anything if you leave them where they are, but you can delete them too.

    User (whatever your username/home is) / Library / Preferences

    Look for files that have something about the program you trash. E.g. trashing Internet Explorer > look for files that have explorer, so you'll trash e.g. com.microsoft.explorer.plist -file.

    Leaving them there hurts nothing. It is just the perfectionist in you that may want them deleted. ;) .. and you are done.

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