newbie question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ravikc, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. ravikc Guest

    Feb 13, 2008
    hey new to osx

    been on windows for years just making the switch..i know in windows to remove an app you have to uninstall or remove it via add/remove programs question is after i install an app to applications folder to remove it from my system do i simply drag it to the trash (assuming there is no uninstall with the program)

    let me know...sorry for such a dumb newbie question

  2. 119576 Guest


    Aug 6, 2007
  3. vanmacguy macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2007
    Not where you live.
    In a lot of cases yes, that's all you need to do.

    If you want to be certain though, download an application called AppDelete. It's free and deletes everything.

    You can get it from here:

    There are others that you have to pay for, but in my opinion, this one works just as well.

    You just start the app, then drag the application you want to delete to it and click the X in the bottom right corner. Done.

    Cheers and welcome to OSX.
  4. ravikc thread starter Guest

    Feb 13, 2008
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I kind of found AppZapper to work way better. FWIW.
  6. ravikc thread starter Guest

    Feb 13, 2008
  7. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    There are preference/user/system files associated with many apps. They are kilobytes in size, but will accumulate over time in accordance with the number of apps you go through. AppZapper finds these files and deletes them when you delete the app.
  8. ingenious macrumors 68000


    Jan 13, 2004
    Washington, D.C.
    honestly, i wouldn't worry about those "leftover" files. Just drag the application to the trash if you want to get rid of it.

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