how to remove Aperture completely from MAC?

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  1. Twe Foju macrumors 6502

    Twe Foju

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    as there is no uninstaller package for it?

    really need help for this

    thanks
     
  2. John T macrumors 68020

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    Just drag it into the trash ..... If you want to be really thorough, you can, with care, "spotlight" files relevant to "Aperture" and delete these too.
     
  3. Twe Foju thread starter macrumors 6502

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    is that the only way to uninstall Aperture?

    i mean, i could use CleanApp if the way to uninstall it is by dragging it to the Trash anyway

    so the question is, is Aperture meant to be dragged to the trash to get it uninstalled?
     
  4. motulist macrumors 601

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    For most intents and purposes, the only thing you ever need to do to uninstall any app is just drag it to the trash.

    p.s., it's written "Mac," not MAC. It's a small but not insignificant difference.
     
  5. Twe Foju thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ok thanks, because it just seems awkward

    ive been using Windows almost whole my life

    and been using add-remove program to remove apps

    so when on Mac, uninstalling an apps by moving it to trash is hard to accept at the 1st time :D
     
  6. krye macrumors 68000

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    You can't just drag it to the trash. I installed Aperture when it was 1.0. It was several Gigs. Once I launched the app, it told me that it was not compatible with my Intel Mac. So I tried to uninstall it. I didn't know how. It turns out that the "Aperture.app" icon in the Applications folder is only like 43 Megs. It's clearly not the whole installation. All the other stuff is scattered all around you Mac in your Library, Prefernces, Samples, etc etc.

    I never understood why Apple doesn't have a native application uninstaller built into the OS. It kills me. You needs something like AppCleaner or App Zapper to do the job.
     
  7. John T macrumors 68020

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    Yes you can - that is the correct procedure.
    That's strange! Mine's nearly 200Meg!

    These are usually small inconsequential files which do not have to be removed because they are so small and take up negligible disc space, however they can be removed - please read my original post!

    For additional info see this...

    Because, unlike Windows, it doesn't need one - see above!
     
  8. Twe Foju thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yes, that seems to be only the way

    AppCleaner seems to be the "uninstaller" version of windows on Mac

    because it will remove anything that is related to the apps you want to uninstall

    right to the root, library, samples, etc etcc etcc
     
  9. krye macrumors 68000

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    Strange that my installation was so different than yours.
     
  10. John T macrumors 68020

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    Yes - 196.8MB to be exact.
     
  11. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000

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    Apptrap, Appzapper. Apptrap asks you if you want to delete you app completely when you drag it to the trash. It's a nice background plugin.
     

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