Best Method When Deleting Apps Downloaded From Mac App Store?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by HappyDude20, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. HappyDude20 macrumors 68030


    Jul 13, 2008
    Los Angeles, Ca
    Like you, i've downloaded an array of apps from the Mac App Store.

    While I enjoy many apps, some I could go without.

    As of late and for the past few years, I've always used the app "AppCleaner" to delete frivolous apps. Interestingly enough, whenever I drag an app I no longer need into AppCleaner, the apps and their related files and folders are deleted into the OSX trash together...

    However, whenever I drag an app into this AppCleaner app, i'm always required to put in my OSX password...

    I'm not saying this is a bad thing, simply that its been my way of ridding apps...and i'm simply wondering how others are going about deleting their apps that you've downloaded from the Mac App Store.
  2. Ifti macrumors 68000

    Dec 14, 2010
    I use AppDelete - similar to AppCleaner - first to delete the app.
    I then open Finder and do a Spotlight search for the application name, and include system files etc as well.
    This allows me to manually delete any files or folders left behind associated with the app - since these are not always cleaned by AppDelete.
  3. Hankster macrumors 68020


    Jan 30, 2008
    Washington DC

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