Why can't I delete this file? Short screencast showing:

Discussion in 'iMac' started by eroxx, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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  2. macrumors 65816

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    Used a program called AppCleaner to get rid of a program I couldn't delete. Worked.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's not a program, it's a folder.
     
  4. macrumors Westmere

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    In most cases, app removal software doesn't do a thorough job of finding and removing files/folders related to deleted apps. For more information, read this and this. If you just want to delete the app, drag the .app file to the trash. No other software needed. If you want to completely remove all associated files/folders, no removal apps will do the job.

    The most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:

    For problems deleting items or emptying the trash, you may find some useful ideas here:
     

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