Completely deleting a program?

gadgetgirl85

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I want to delete a program completely off my mac and start over again. Now I know that dragging it into the trash doesnt get rid of all the files but where do I go to delete the rest of it?
 

yippy

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Mar 14, 2004
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With a few exceptions, the only other files left is the preference file in /User/*your account name*/Library/Preferences
 

gadgetgirl85

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Ok I want to completely delete iwork 08 and start over the only problem is i have iwork 06 and am not sure which file to delete?
 

clevin

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Aug 6, 2006
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I would spotlight for iwork, keynote, pages, etc, and delete anything relevant.
 

Warbrain

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Jun 28, 2004
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While you do need to pay for Appzapper, AppDelete is a very good alternative that is free. It sometimes doesn't get all the files but usually gets a good amount.
 

t1937r0

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Sep 5, 2006
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While you do need to pay for Appzapper, AppDelete is a very good alternative that is free. It sometimes doesn't get all the files but usually gets a good amount.
Being cheap, but liking appzapper, I've come up with the following:
just run appzapper, and instead of hitting the zap button, just
navigate to the appropriate files/folders and delete them from the finder.
 

spinne1

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If I am not mistaken, the general install pattern is for the installer to write over the files, even if they already exist. Therefore (if I am right), reinstall iLife 08 without bothering to delete anything.