Cant remove deleted app icon from menu bar

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Kinkade, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. Kinkade macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2007
    I once tried using Paragon Boot Camp Backup to try and backup a windows partition on a late 2013 27in iMac.

    it never worked and I uninstalled it. However the icon for the app is still there in the menu bar!

    How can I remove it, and make sure the program is complete gone? I tried holding command and dragging it off the bar, but it won't poof away.

    Thanks for any help.

    I am able to open a registration window from the dropdown. Clicking Open Application does nothing.

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  2. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    Can you remove the menubar icon by holding your command key, then try dragging the icon off the menubar (while holding the command key)?
    If that doesn't work, then I expect that you need to remove some other components of your Paragon software, as you likely did not uninstall the package. (It comes with an uninstaller, so it's likely that just dragging the app to the trash just was not enough.)
    The installer for the app should also provide an option to Uninstall, so you could try the installer again. Download the installer if you have already trashed the one that you originally used.
  3. Kinkade thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2007
    Holding down the command key doesn't work.

    There is nothing else of paragon to uninstall that I know of.

    I don't have the original installation file.

    I tried getting a new one from their website, but it isn't the same software, and doesn't work to uninstall it. It seems to have been replaced by a new program. I can't find a download of the old one.

    Anyway to go deep into the system to find the remnants of the app?
  4. MacGizmo macrumors 65816


    Apr 27, 2003
    I'm assuming that you done a simple search for Paragon on your storage drive already...and found nothing?

    First, launch Activity Monitor from your Utilities folder. Find the app in the list of running processes on the left of the window, select it and hit the Force Quit Process button (the one with the X). There may be more than one. That should get rid of the menubar app for now.

    Since this doesn't delete anything, you still need to find the part of the app that's running. It's most likely in the main Library folder at the root level of your hard drive in one of the following folders:
    • Application Support
    • LaunchAgents
    • LaunchDaemons
    • StartupItems

    If not in one of those, try looking in the same folders inside your ~/Library folder (your user account folder/Library).
  5. Kinkade thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2007
    Thank you MacGizmo!

    I was able to find it in the list after going through it and stop it.

    I also found it in the first three folders and deleted the items.

    It is gone from the menu bar.
  6. MacGizmo macrumors 65816


    Apr 27, 2003
    Cool beans! Glad you solved your issue.
  7. drgbechen macrumors newbie


    Dec 1, 2017
    Thank you for this!! It solved my issue as well!
  8. PandaCristo macrumors newbie


    Mar 20, 2018
    Awesome, i need to sign up to say thank !!!
  9. dariusazarpey macrumors newbie


    Apr 16, 2018
    A big thanks for your help !

    All worked for me.

  10. MacGizmo macrumors 65816


    Apr 27, 2003
    Glad to see this is still helping people nearly a year later. You're welcome!
  11. kime macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2018
    I t just helped me too!
  12. Prasadlpb macrumors newbie


    Jun 21, 2018
    u can hold command button and drag with touchpad to trash if it does not work mean try 2nd method bcz I also had same problem
    Click command and spacebar (spotlight search)
    in that search "activity monitor " then it will open activity monitor page
    then right side search option search whichever residual app there then click it and click on force quit then that app will go permanently(application should be delete before doing all above by go Finder>application>application name which u going to delete)
    then restart the system
  13. Subo435 macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2018
    The second part of the answer can you elaborate plzz

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