Application taking 18 gb after being uninstalled

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  1. manyelski macrumors regular

    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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  2. Lennyvalentin macrumors 65816

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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. :)
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    If the app doesn't have an uninstall application then simply drag it to the trash
     
  4. leman macrumors G3

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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.
     
  5. TonyK macrumors 65816

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    Find and install AppCleaner (https://freemacsoft.net/appcleaner/). Use it to drag and drop the application to it. Then empty your trash. Wiping your drive to remove a single application is major overkill.
     
  6. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    One more vote for App Cleaner.

    Small, free -- and it WORKS.
     
  7. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Can you right click there and delete?

    Screen Shot 2018-10-02 at 8.34.56 AM.png
     
  8. manyelski thread starter macrumors regular

    manyelski

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    I can’t man as i said it exists nowhere
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    I can’t...
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    As I said I can’t drag and delete because it does not exist anywhere. I can't right click either
     
  9. iMacDragon macrumors 68000

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    Check your home folder library, application support, steam, steamapps, common. That's where it should be.
     
  10. manyelski thread starter macrumors regular

    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.
     
  11. velocityg4 macrumors 601

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    Then you found the wrong app.
    https://freemacsoft.net/appcleaner/

    Edit: If this won't get recognized by App Cleaner. Run the installer to reinstall the game. Then use App Cleaner to remove it.
     
  12. iMacDragon macrumors 68000

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    Did you try navigating to the folder I said? That's where the files should be.
     
  13. TonyK macrumors 65816

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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.

    upload_2018-10-7_10-12-6.png

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

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