De-Installing Applications ??

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  1. Fritzables macrumors regular

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    I have recently moved up to Capitan. All seems to be in order, until I de-installed iMovie.
    As it is removed, I have App Store trying to update but never eventuating.
    I tried to install it again so I could start all over again but it responded saying iMovie was already installed.

    How can I remove any associated files and links to iMovie ?

    Pete
     
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    If you feel comfortable doing this you can use a free little program called "Easyfind" to find associated files/folders by doing a search for "iMovie".
     
  4. Fritzables thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi KALLT,

    I remove all my apps by going to the Applications folder and dragging into WasteBin.
    Normally CleanMyMac will kick in and I leave it to that to finalise the job.
     
  5. Fritzables thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks Wheelie4,
    Sounds good. I will take a look at this as well.
     
  6. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Mac App Store applications should be deleted from the Launchpad (click and hold on the icon and select the cross icon).
     
  7. Fritzables thread starter macrumors regular

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    Bugga....

    OK, is there a way out of this for me?
     
  8. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Install again from the App Store and delete properly. ;-P
     
  9. Wheelie4 macrumors regular

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    Did you read the last of his original post? :)
     
  10. Fritzables thread starter macrumors regular

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    Been down that road, not much happens. I click on Install, I then sign into the App Store and nothing occurs after that, so I guess it's pretty messed up. :-(
     
  11. KALLT, Oct 18, 2015
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    KALLT macrumors 601

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    Ah, I overlooked that. Well, no worries. We’ll get there.

    When you type the following into a Terminal prompt, does it have an entry for iMovie?
    Code:
    pkgutil --pkgs | grep apple
    I suspect that there will be an entry like ‘com.apple.pkg.iMovie’. What we can try is removing that package there too, with the following command:
    Code:
    sudo pkgutil --forget com.apple.pkg.<insert name here>
    Have you tried rebooting in between by the way? The App Store has some weird glitches every now and then.
     
  12. Fritzables thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks KALLT,
    I will do this as soon as I get back home from work this arvo...... stay tuned.
     
  13. Wheelie4 macrumors regular

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    Try deleting these two files. That should allow you to reinstall it.

    Screen Shot 2015-10-18 at 4.46.14 PM.png
     
  14. KALLT macrumors 601

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    This is the equivalent of the command I just posted above. I’m not sure which approach is better, but I prefer the command-line utility for this.
     
  15. Fritzables thread starter macrumors regular

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    G'Day All,

    All up and running again.
    Ended up just deleting the two files (plist & bom), reinstalled and away we go.
    Thanks again everyone for the assistance.

    Pete
     
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    Glad to hear you got it going. :D
     

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