How to remove Audio Device (High Sierra)

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  1. ExclusiveMac macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I realize today that i have other audio device on my MacBook Pro 2016 with High Sierra, i don't know how appear there or from where. I just want to remove it, because it enabled automaticaly.

    The name is: MMAudio Device
     

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  2. Glmnet1 macrumors 6502a

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    Try to remember if you installed something that could have added it and if you uninstalling the application properly should get rid of this.

    If not try looking in /System/Library/Extensions/, /Library/Extensions/, /System/Library/PreferencePanes and /Library/PreferencePanes to see if you can find files related to it.
     
  3. ExclusiveMac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Glmnet1 I look on Extensions and PreferencePanes and i didn't find anything with MMAudio Device, also on full search on Computer...
     
  4. randomgeeza macrumors 6502

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    Take a look in Audio Midi Setup. Something may be in there. Alternatively, is the erroneous device broadcasting rather than listed? It might be an airdrop device. Just a thought...?
     
  5. fisherking macrumors 603

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    what randomgeeza said. try turning off wifi, bluetooth. still there? def then a visit to the audio midi setup (in your utilities folder); check the audio devices there.
     
  6. ExclusiveMac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I checked with everything off, still there.
     

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  7. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    Search your entire computer for "mmaudio" including system files.
     
  8. fisherking macrumors 603

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    "UI sounds" (ie 'user interface sounds') suggests this is for an app; something you must have installed. can you delete those listings from that audio midi setup window?

    EDIT: what brian suggests, above. try the free 'easyfind' app (on the app store), and you can search your entire drive (be cautious with what you remove)...
     
  9. ExclusiveMac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    As you can see in the picture i cannot press "-" only "+", and on search is nothing for "mmaudio"
     
  10. bist macrumors newbie

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    The driver should be in the "/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/HAL" folder (It's the standard place for Core audio drivers)
     
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    bist Thank you so much, i delete the MMAudio folder from Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/HAL and the audio device now is removed. Also you have to restart the Mac ;) Problem solved, thank you! :apple:
     
  12. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    That's good. The search should have found a folder called "MMAudio".
     
  13. ExclusiveMac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I searched with Command + Spacebar and nothing...how exactly i have to search to find? Other things i found but that folder no...
     
  14. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    You can search in any Finder window and add conditions thusly:

    Search in Finder.png
     
  15. ExclusiveMac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Strange, i search like that but didn't find the folder...
     
  16. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    You deleted it?

    I usually include an additional condition, File Visibility: Visible or Invisible, just in case.
     
  17. fisherking macrumors 603

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    probably just the file in the plugins folder; i work with audio, and have encountered that very thing before (i always do an easyfind search as well).
     

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