app unistaller

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  1. zoran macrumors 68030

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    Are there any "application's uninstaller" apps that i can use to uninstall applications i have installed in Yosemite?
     
  2. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

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    Yes, there are a number of them.
    My preference is AppCleaner (free).
    None is perfect, though, to fully clean an application you might want to use additionally an app called EasyFind (free).
     
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  4. KALLT macrumors 601

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    I would avoid ‘app cleaners’, unless you know what you are doing and inspect each suggested file/directory individually. These programs are error-prone and can delete objects that do not belong to the app you are trying to remove.
     
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  6. Tech198, Oct 22, 2016
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    Tech198 macrumors G4

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    App cleaners is good,

    Most applications install stuff preferences/config files to:

    %home folder%/Library/Application Support
    %home folder%/Library/Caches
    %hone folder%/Preferences.


    To access, "Go" menu, and hold down OPTION. I use spotlight only ...

    Better to think ahead before u need an app than to try and 'clean' afterwards, and leaving traces around
     

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