Deleting remnants of deleted programs

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by pixiedusted, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. pixiedusted macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2008
    Hi, I'm relatively new to Mac. I deleted several trial programs by dragging them to the trash can, but I'm seeing some traces of them left behind in the library (plist) and such. Can I safely delete these if the applications are no longer on my computer.

    If I install something like CleanApp, will it get rid of these stragglers if the program is already deleted?

    Thanks much in advance.
  2. Salmar macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2007
    I'm no expert because I am relatively new to Macs also, but I use these two small apps to locate any remaining bits and pieces from a program that I've trashed. Even when I dragged the program into appzapper it didn't get rid of all the residue. Here are the two apps I use, one right after the other because one finds some that the other doesn't.
    The free apps are:

    find file and easy find.
    Just google them +Mac and you will find the web site to download them. Hope this helps.

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