How to REALLY make sure a program is TOTALLY uninstalled?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by NJRonbo, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

    Jan 10, 2007
    A new Mac user here.

    Been using APPZAPPER to uninstall programs, and for the most
    part I thought it worked pretty thoroughly at removing all traces
    of any installed program....

    that is, until I tried uninstalling ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS2.

    I removed all traces of the program, or so I had thought, but
    it still resides in my system's memory as when I try to install CS3
    there is a conflict with the old software.

    How can I make absolutely certain that all traces of a software
    installed are completely removed from the system's memory
    including registration keys, etc?

  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus


    Oct 8, 2002
    The Bamboo Forest
    You might contact Adobe to find out what the issue is. I find it hard to believe they didn't plan on people having CS2 installed prior to CS3. They may be able to tell you what files remain that prevent the installation of CS3.
  3. Father Jack macrumors 68020

    Father Jack

    Jan 1, 2007
    There shouldn't be any conflict between CS2 and CS3 I am running both versions and definitely no conflict. I also have friends who are also keeping CS2 on their Mac's until they are completely happy with CS3, again no conflicts.

    I too found the AppZapper was leaving bit's and pieces of programs, I now use CleanApp and find it much better.

  4. Ish macrumors 68020


    Nov 30, 2004
    I removed something the other day that I thought might have been slowing everything down and used Spotlight to check for all the miscellaneous files.

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