How to completely uninstall FCPX? [SOLVED]

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  1. Acden macrumors member

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    FCPX and Compressor doesn't start. They show crash on loading.

    On the other user on the same system, I can run FCPX without problems.

    I tried to reset preferences (alt+cmd then click on app). Tried to uninstall it different ways. But when I install it again I get the same crash.

    I tried apple method:
    Screenshot 2019-05-10 at 22.39.25.png

    And nothing helps. How to completely uninstall it and make fresh install (to see these moving icons at first start etc.)?
     
  2. pippox0 macrumors member

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    Create a new user and run it without any issue...
    Something is wrong with current user preferences
     
  3. ColdCase macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, something wrong in the user account, may want to try disk repair from the recovery. Otherwise someone should jump in here with the easiest way. I had the issue years ago and dont recall what i did to recover.
     
  4. Acden thread starter macrumors member

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    "Otherwise someone should jump in here with the easiest way."
    What does it mean?


    pippox0, I tried. And it is working in newely created user. But I want to understand how to make in fully uninstalled. Also, I don't want to reinstall/Reconfigure all the other software, mail etc... I want to continue working in current user.

    I tried AppZapper, FCS Remover, "Delete Apps" - no result at all.
     
  5. ColdCase macrumors 68030

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    I meant your problem probably has nothing to do with FCPX. It is something else going on in your user account like corruption.
     
  6. pippox0 macrumors member

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    Ok, try this:

    1- backup user folder
    2- delete all the stuff related with FCPX in user folder
    3- let FCPX re-creates preferences for the user

    If something goes wrong with the other apps, you can use backup to restore...
     
  7. Acden thread starter macrumors member

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    As you see in first post, I already did it. But it doesn't do first start.
     
  8. Acden thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you for your advices, but I think problem was in some FCPX libraries!

    Finally, I solved it.

    1) Delete /Users/youname/Movies/Final Cut Backup folder.
    2) Download FCS Remover for free. Check all apps (even if it not installed):
    Screenshot 2019-05-12 at 13.40.35.png
    3) Restart the system, as FCS Remover asks.
    4) Reinstall FCPX and enjoy.
     
  9. ColdCase macrumors 68030

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    Nice, the backup folder thing completely slipped by mind... that bit me once years ago... you would think I would have remembered. Sorry
     

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