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Original poster
Aug 27, 2017
Looking for an app uninstaller that will remove all the support files when I drag an app into the trash?

If I'm not mistaken, macOS doesn't do this so I'm looking for an app which will


macrumors 68010
Aug 27, 2015
on the land line mr. smith.
Try AppTrap. Pretty slick, usually gets everything.

I suggest you not leave it on all the time though. Legit updaters often move the old version to the trash...and then AppTrapp can delete everything associated with an the license or preferences.

Easy to turn it on, drag something to the trash (that you want all the parts removed/uninstalled), and then switch it off again.


macrumors newbie
Sep 21, 2012
i like iTrash its got an expert mode that also uses heuristics to get more files, alas you can manually review, else works as usual


macrumors 68020
Jan 23, 2017
I use AppCleaner. I like how it finds the files, but gives me the option to be the one to actually delete them (as I personally prefer this step not be automated). It seems to do a reasonably good job at finding most of the associated files, returning the results in a single window, and providing a decent interface to allow the User to inspect each of the files in the Finder before deleting. It is IMO a little bit faster than using the Finder to search System Files, and does a good job at picking up associated files that may not contain the Apps name in the file title (e.g., some iStat files may only say Bjango in the title.) The developer is active on this forum.


macrumors 68000
Dec 9, 2011
I use Hazel. But you can also just do a search for system files in Finder.
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