Bulk file merger

Discussion in 'macOS' started by vmachiel, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. vmachiel macrumors 68000

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    Hi,

    I downloaded the app: bulk file merger. Don't really need it so i want to remove it again. But now both clean my mac and app zapper say it's an systems app and the removing it can harm my mac....
    What should i do? Remove it anyway?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    AppZapper, AppCleaner, CleanApp, TrashMe, and similar apps do not do a thorough job of removing all files/folders related to deleted apps. I tested several of these, using Skype as the app to be removed. Of 17 items to be removed:
    AppZapper missed 13 items
    AppCleaner missed 11 items
    AppDelete missed 8 items
    Hazel missed 9 items​
    I also tested AppTrap, CleanMyMac and a few others, but don't recall how many items they missed. All left files/folders behind. In most cases, they remove .plist files and a few others, but leave behind much larger files and folders. (you will find a discussion of these tests in the thread linked below)

    One app that I would not recommend, based on the number of complaints that have been posted in this forum and elsewhere, is CleanMyMac. As an example: CleanMyMac cleaned too much

    The only effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
     
  3. vmachiel thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thank you, but it doesn't really awnser my question. Is it safe to remove this program? because it's a small app that I tested, but now 2 app tell my it's a systems file or something
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, it's safe to remove any app that you download and install. The only apps that are "system files" are those that came with Mac OS X. Don't trust what apps like AppZapper or CleanMyMac tell you. They just want you to use their software.
     
  5. vmachiel thread starter macrumors 68000

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