Help with removing an application

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

  1. entrefoto macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2008
    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


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    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


    Jun 14, 2006
    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 -

    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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