Completely deleting a program?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gadgetgirl85, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

    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?
     
  2. yippy macrumors 68020

    yippy

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    With a few exceptions, the only other files left is the preference file in /User/*your account name*/Library/Preferences
     
  3. gadgetgirl85 thread starter macrumors 68040

    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?
     
  4. clevin macrumors G3

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    I would spotlight for iwork, keynote, pages, etc, and delete anything relevant.
     
  5. Warbrain macrumors 603

    Warbrain

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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.
     
  6. t1937r0 macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  7. spinne1 macrumors 6502a

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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.
     

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