Delete App

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  1. gw0gvq Contributor

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    #1
    Is there a good delete app that deletes all of a program from a Mac? I seem to remember there was one called AppBlaster but when I just visited the website it was a game!Can anyone please assist me
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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  3. gw0gvq thread starter Contributor

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    #3
    Thanks that was the one I was trying to think of but I obviously thought of the wrong one
     
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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  5. gw0gvq thread starter Contributor

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    No wasn't for that. I don't think you can delete them anyway, can you?
     
  6. Tazoawake2016 macrumors member

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    You can some. I deleted Garageband (~1.5 GB) because I know I'm never going to use that application.
     
  7. Weaselboy Moderator

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    You can some. If you look in the file /System/Library/Sandbox/rootless.conf you can see a list of what is protected (copy below).

    Code:
                    /Applications/App Store.app
                    /Applications/Automator.app
                    /Applications/Calculator.app
                    /Applications/Calendar.app
                    /Applications/Chess.app
                    /Applications/Contacts.app
                    /Applications/Dashboard.app
                    /Applications/Dictionary.app
                    /Applications/DVD Player.app
                    /Applications/FaceTime.app
                    /Applications/Font Book.app
                    /Applications/Game Center.app
                    /Applications/Image Capture.app
                    /Applications/Launchpad.app
                    /Applications/Mail.app
                    /Applications/Maps.app
                    /Applications/Messages.app
                    /Applications/Mission Control.app
                    /Applications/Notes.app
                    /Applications/Photo Booth.app
                    /Applications/Photos.app
                    /Applications/Preview.app
                    /Applications/QuickTime Player.app
                    /Applications/Reminders.app
                    /Applications/Safari.app
                    /Applications/Siri.app
                    /Applications/Stickies.app
                    /Applications/System Preferences.app
                    /Applications/TextEdit.app
                    /Applications/Time Machine.app
                    /Applications/Utilities/Activity Monitor.app
                    /Applications/Utilities/AirPort Utility.app
                    /Applications/Utilities/Audio MIDI Setup.app
                    /Applications/Utilities/Bluetooth File Exchange.app
                    /Applications/Utilities/Boot Camp Assistant.app
                    /Applications/Utilities/ColorSync Utility.app
                    /Applications/Utilities/Console.app
                    /Applications/Utilities/Digital Color Meter.app
                    /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility.app
                    /Applications/Utilities/Feedback Assistant.app
                    /Applications/Utilities/Grab.app
                    /Applications/Utilities/Grapher.app
                    /Applications/Utilities/Keychain Access.app
                    /Applications/Utilities/Migration Assistant.app
                    /Applications/Utilities/Script Editor.app
                    /Applications/Utilities/System Information.app
                    /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app
                    /Applications/Utilities/VoiceOver Utility.app
    TCC                /Library/Application Support/com.apple.TCC
    NetFSPlugins            /Library/Filesystems/NetFSPlugins/Staged
    NetFSPlugins            /Library/Filesystems/NetFSPlugins/Valid
                    /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist
                    /System
    MobileAsset            /System/Library/Assets
    *                /System/Library/Caches
    *                /System/Library/Extensions
                    /System/Library/Extensions/*
    UpdateSettings            /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.UpdateSettings.plist
    MobileAsset            /System/Library/PreinstalledAssets
    *                /System/Library/Speech
    *                /System/Library/User Template
                    /bin
    datadetectors            /private/var/db/datadetectors
    dyld                /private/var/db/dyld
    *                /private/var/folders
                    /sbin
                    /usr
    *                /usr/libexec/cups
    *                /usr/local
    *                /usr/share/man
    *                /usr/share/snmp
    # symlinks
                    /etc
                    /tmp
                    /var
    
     

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