How uninstall Mac Fan Control?

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  1. Calby macrumors 6502

    Calby

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    Hi,
    I did install Mac Fan control to check out some things and I have set the fans on "auto" again now and I just want to uninstall it, I have been looking at the developers webpage but I could not find out how to uninstall it.

    I can drag it to the trash but I know that it's still some leftovers in the system, files etc.
    So any idé how I can track it down and delete the "trash files"?

    Here is the application:
    https://www.crystalidea.com/macs-fan-control
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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  3. maflynn Moderator

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    It unlikely that you will find anything in /Library but search through them just in case.
    • /Library
    • /Library/Application Support
    • /Library/Preferences
    • /Library/LaunchAgents
    • /Library/LaunchDaemons
    • /Library/PreferencePanes
    • /Library/StartupItems
    Your home Library will definitely have some stuff, so look through that folder.
    • ~/Library
    • ~/Library/Application Support
    • ~/Library/LaunchAgents
    • ~/Library/Preferences
    • ~/Library/PreferencePanes
    • ~/Library/StartupItems
    I prefer using EasyFind instead of the Finder to search for stuff, its free and better imo
     
  4. Calby thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, EasyFind have not been updated sins 2014 is it still safe to use under Sierra?
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    I still use it, and to be honest, I hadn't realized it hadn't been updated for a while
     
  6. Calby thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well I'm guessing it's good then, I'll give it a try.
    Thanks for the tip.

    So just to make sure, I'm just trashing every file of the app, then I do a SMC reset just to bee sure that everything is normal.
    That should do the trick right?
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    Yup, but like everything else, make sure you have a current backup :)
     
  8. Calby thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, but I don't use backup for the system - only on the files I might start using the external drive that I have attached in my router as a Time Machine backup I got that feature in the router.
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    It don't search files outside the user, so in system Library for a example the application don't show the files that are there.
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    It does, make sure you select the drive and not your home folder on the drop down box on the right hand side.
     

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