Deleting question

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Michaelgtrusa, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

    Michaelgtrusa

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    Dear members, I have a app called disk inventory x. I never use this app and I would like to manually delete it since my app zapper expired. The only file I see is in my app folder. Where else do I need to look for other files?
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    There are 6 common places for application-related files to live.

    Preferences (for you only): ~/Library/Preferences
    Support Files (for you only): ~/Library/Application Support
    Caches (for you only): ~/Library/Caches
    Preferences (for all users): /Library/Preferences
    Support Files (for all users): /Library/Application Support
    Caches (for all users): /Library/Caches

    The above are UNIX-style paths. A path starting with ~ begins at your home folder. A path starting with / begins at the root of Macintosh HD (or whatever your boot drive is named).
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    If you really wanted to be sure that everything was gone, you could download and install AppCleaner or AppDelete (both free), re-install AppZapper, and then re-delete it.

    Although if your purpose was to get *all* application-removing software off of your computer, this method is obviously not going to work.
     
  4. Michaelgtrusa thread starter macrumors 604

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    Which is better? and why should I reinstall app zapper?
     
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    They both work equally well, but it's been a while since I used AppDelete.

    You should re-install AppZapper so you can delete it again with either of the applications mentioned above, except this time the program will find all of the associated files and put them in the trash also.
     
  6. Michaelgtrusa thread starter macrumors 604

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