Uninstalling Stuff

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Norman77, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. Norman77 macrumors member

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    Hello..

    I'm a recent convert from windows to mac, and I installed a Demo Program to test it out, how do I remove it? Sorry for such a stupid question, I suspect.. I did serach a bit but couldn't find anything about it...

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Glenn Wolsey macrumors 65816

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    Just drag it too the trash and delete. Done.

    It's really that easy on a Mac. :)
     
  3. pknz macrumors 68020

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    Theres a nice little app called AppZapper that does just that. Its shareware though. AppZapper
     
  4. Norman77 thread starter macrumors member

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    WOW... um thanks.. and that should get rid of like shared libs and such? I assume they all install in the same directory
     
  5. Doctor Q Administrator

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    We have a MacRumors Guide about this:
    [guide]Uninstalling_Applications_in_Mac_OS_X[/guide]​
     
  6. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    You're still thinking like it's Windows. (Most) Mac applications are self-contained and tidy. The only thing that generally gets installed other than the application file itself is a preferences file which can safely be left around, or safely deleted, doesn't really matter. AppZapper is nice because it automatically finds and removes those preference files for you. Otherwise you can just use Spotlight to find them. They have .plist for an extension.
     
  7. Norman77 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah it will take me a little bit to get outta windows mode :D

    Thanks for all the help, I'll download that and see what I can find..
     
  8. Glenn Wolsey macrumors 65816

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    I use AppZapper to remove anything i want to delete from the applications folder. I just mentioned the drag too trash way as its the easiest way too do it.
     

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