Deleting files and programs

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by NJFP, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. NJFP macrumors 6502

    Feb 18, 2009
    OK, for the new guy here, I've used the search, and haven't come up with a definitive answer. Just how does one go about completely deleting a program or file? Are there any orphan files left scattered about such as in windows? I know there's no "registry" to worry about either. So, if I just drag a program to the trash, it's gone???
  2. AppleNewton macrumors 68000


    Apr 3, 2007
    1 Finite Place
    For the most part dragging and dropping the application to the trash should cover your bases (and running repair permissions in disk utility couldnt hurt either.)

    You can try checking the install medium (software CD, DVD or Image file) for a uninstall option, or even running the installer again may prompt you to remove an application as well.


    -AppZapper is also another good solution.
  3. krimz macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2008

    You know the first result in that google search is this same thread... I'm sure other people will find that useful.

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