Help with removing an application

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by entrefoto, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. entrefoto macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I am new to mac, only had my macbook for about 2 days and I downloaded and installed a program that I would like to remove. When i drag the folder to the trash can i get a message that says required files are missing error 34. Please help!
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    Montreal, QC
    #2
    Huh. I have never heard that error before, and it doesn't really make any sense that it should be happening now. Try opening Terminal (in Application/Utilities) and typing:

    sudo rm -r /Applications/[name of application].app

    You'll be asked for a password; enter your user profile password.
     
  3. vandozza macrumors 6502a

    vandozza

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    Australia
    #3
    did you install the program properly? (ie did you drag the app from the disk image to your applications folder?)

    if, when you run the program, a white disk icon (a disk image icon) appears under your HDD on the right side of your desktop, then the app wasn't installed properly.

    like this -
    [​IMG]

    if you try to delete an app from a disk image, from memory you get a similar error.

    if this is the case, then you can just eject the .dmg, and the app will be gone.
     

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