How do I delete programs

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Bossone, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. Bossone macrumors member

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    I installed the 30 trial of adobe and now i want to delete them. Is it as simple as moving them to the trash can? Will that complete rid my system of their files? Or do you do it another way?

    Thanks
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    If there is no uninstaller, then drag the application to the trash.
     
  3. spinnerlys Guest

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    Dragging applications to the Trash will delete most of it. Some files might be left at Library/Application Support or Users/You/Library/Application Support, but those won't affect your system in any way.

    And please search before you post something that has been posted several times already.
    MRoogle is quite a good tool to search this forums.
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Most apps can be uninstalled simply by dragging them to the trash, but Adobe gets everywhere.

    I don't have the demo, but my retail copy has an uninstaller app located in /Applications/Utilities/Adobe Installers.
     
  5. gskidmark macrumors newbie

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  6. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    AppCleaner is the free version of AppZapper and does the exact same thing.
     
  7. eldudorinio macrumors member

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  8. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Adobe actually has an uninstaller, so use that. Normally on Macs you can just drag the app to the trash.

    FYI, if you think you're going to redownload the app for another 30 day trial, think again.
     
  9. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    A related question: Do AppTrap and similar programs find and remove application caches too? Application-specific folders? I ask because my own applications create caches and folders in various locations within the user Library, and should act as a good test for application removers. ;)
     
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