newbie question about removing software

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ROGERWILCO357, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. ROGERWILCO357 macrumors 6502

    ROGERWILCO357

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    #1
    ok in windows you can go to the uninstall feature and pick what ever you want removed . How do you do this on A Mac I want to remove some stuff I downloaded and want nothing left behind ..It was alot of dvd burning software I thought was freeware ,suprise ..thanks
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Just drag the App to the trash and empty
    You can check the library for a .plist preference file, but it isn't like Windows

    Or you can use AppZapper or AppCleaner if you really feel the need

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. ROGERWILCO357 thread starter macrumors 6502

    ROGERWILCO357

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    thanks

    where do i find those apps for future use?
     
  4. jmann macrumors 604

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    You google for them and they will appear before your eyes like magic. :)
     
  5. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    You just simply drag the application to the trash and it'll delete it. Occasionally, there are files left behind so a good program to use is 'AppCleaner'. Just drag the app that you went to delete onto AppCleaner and it'll automatically find all related files for you.

    http://www.freemacsoft.net/AppCleaner/
     
  6. highertechnology macrumors 6502

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    I have apptrap on my system. Do you just open it and click start and then drag the app you want to delete in the trash?
     
  7. dandaman2 macrumors regular

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    AppTrap is the best because it's as easy as dragging a app or preference pane to the trash. First you have to enable it in system preferences, though. Than, if AppTrap finds related files, it shows you what they are and asks if you want to keep them or delete them. Simple as that.
     

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