How to uninstall backup.app

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Patrick J, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. Patrick J macrumors 65816

    Patrick J

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    #1
    I need to uninstall Apple's backup.app 3.1.2, but I can't find a uninstall app. Can anyone help me?
     
  2. Patrick J thread starter macrumors 65816

    Patrick J

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    #4
    Because it is not bundled inside the app package, it had an installer, and I don't want random files staying in my system.
     
  3. chown33 macrumors 604

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    #5
    It has an installer because it's installed in the privileged /Applications folder.

    Trash the app itself, then trash this folder:
    /Library/Application Support/Backup/QuickPicks

    That should pretty much take care of it.

    If you're obsessive, delete every file listed in the file created by this command:
    Code:
    lsbom /Library/Receipts/Backup.pkg/Contents/Archive.bom >backup-bom.txt
    You can delete its prefs file in ~/Library/Preferences, or you can leave it. I don't think it's going to matter that much.

    Also file a bug-report with Apple that Backup.app doesn't have an uninstaller.
    http://developer.apple.com/bugreporter
     
  4. Patrick J thread starter macrumors 65816

    Patrick J

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    #6
    Thanks, I couldn't run the command because that file didn't exist, but I deleted the Backup folder in both Application Support folder, as well as the Application.
     

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