Application taking 18 gb after being uninstalled

manyelski

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Hello, so I don't see the Dota 2 anywhere (not among apps or when I search it in the hdd) but still look at the screenshot. I can't click uninstall or anything alike. It just sits there and takes up 19gb. what shall I do?
 

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Lennyvalentin

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what shall I do?
Mac software is commonly uninstalled by simply throwing it in the trashcan (in my admittedly rather limited experience...) So if you don't want dota2 anymore just nuke it off your drive and you should be rid of it. Hopefully. :)
 

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If the app doesn't have an uninstall application then simply drag it to the trash
 

leman

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Did you install it using steam? Steam annoyingly install all the software into a application support folder (in violation of Apple's guidelines). If you want to remove steam games, delete them from within steam.
 
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Hello, so I don't see the Dota 2 anywhere (not among apps or when I search it in the hdd) but still look at the screenshot. I can't click uninstall or anything alike. It just sits there and takes up 19gb. what shall I do?
Can you right click there and delete?

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manyelski

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Mac software is commonly uninstalled by simply throwing it in the trashcan (in my admittedly rather limited experience...) So if you don't want dota2 anymore just nuke it off your drive and you should be rid of it. Hopefully. :)
I can’t man as i said it exists nowhere
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Can you right click there and delete?

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I can’t...
[doublepost=1538522799][/doublepost]As I said I can’t drag and delete because it does not exist anywhere. I can't right click either
 

iMacDragon

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Check your home folder library, application support, steam, steamapps, common. That's where it should be.
 

manyelski

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I can’t do anything. The app suggested in the previous posts want me pay bunch of money to do clean up and i ma not even sure if it clean the app away.
 

TonyK

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GrandPerspective is available from either SourceForge @ http://grandperspectiv.sourceforge.net/ or from the AppStore @ https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grandperspective/id1111570163?mt=12. The App Store version is $1.99 USD and from SourceForge it is free. Both are supposed to be version 2.0.0.

Using this application will help you find where the 18GB is on your drive and let you decide how you want to proceed.

Here is a screen shot of my user folder on my old MP 3,1. The 2 large red rectangles are iPad restore points, each about 2.8 GB in size. The big greenish one is El Capitan install application.

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This article, https://www.cultofmac.com/267850/visualize-hard-drive-space-grandperspective-os-x-tips/, from 2014
 
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