Deleting remnants of deleted programs

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

  1. pixiedusted macrumors newbie

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    Mar 12, 2008
    #1
    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

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    Sep 16, 2007
    Location:
    Florida
    #2
    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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