Mac Uninstallers

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sandaddiction, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. sandaddiction macrumors newbie

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    Are you guys running a third party mac uninstaller or just searching for and deleting the files. I have just been using the search program and deleting everything that comes up but ive heard that doesnt clear everything off the computer
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    99% of the time, just dragging an Application to the trash will remove everything you need to remove, except preference files. Unlike Windows, there is no registry to screw up by doing this. If you want to make sure all trace is gone, then look on Versiontracker.com for uninstall or cleaner programs.

    TEG
     
  3. thunderclap macrumors 6502a

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    I use AppZapper which seems to do a pretty good job. It costs a little $$$ though. I think there are other, free, programs available though.
     
  4. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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  5. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Application Uninstaller for the Mac? Gee... What's that? :confused:
     
  6. Quillz macrumors 65816

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    Larger applications like the CS3 suite or Office 2008 have their own uninstaller scripts, but usually, yeah, you can just drag an application straight to the trash. Although I like to use AppZapper, as it deletes not only the application but it finds all the related preference and system settings and undoes them. Those preferences files can take up a lot of space.
     
  7. scr1968 macrumors regular

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    ...and it makes that cute "ray gun" sound when you do uninstall something. :)

    Nevertheless, one more thumbs up for AppZapper - works great.

    SCR
     
  8. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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  9. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Noted and link added
     
  10. Bobbi Flekman macrumors regular

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  11. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Thanks added to list,anymore takers on the app delete theme?
     

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