Noob Q - New to MACs.... (how to uninstall)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Sizer, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. Sizer macrumors newbie

    Dec 22, 2005
    Ive installed a couple of games and apps but as I am new to macs, i have no idea how to uninstall them??

    Is there a method like add/remove on the PC??
  2. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

    Aug 1, 2004
    The City of Culture, Englandshire
    Normally you can just drag an app into the Trash and delete it. Easy as that and twice as simple!

    This will leave behind the odd file or two on your hard drive – preference files for example – but these generally are only a couple of kilobytes in size and don't do any harm just sitting there.
  3. Sizer thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 22, 2005
    Sorted, I did wonder but didnt want to try it just in case!
  4. OnceUGoMac macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2004
    You can also just dag and drop the preference files into the trash can.
  5. Sogo macrumors 6502

    Jan 4, 2004
    If the game came with an installer, just open it up again. They usually have an uninstall option on the odd as that sounds.
  6. Sizer thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 22, 2005
    Where can they be found??
  7. Sogo macrumors 6502

    Jan 4, 2004
    Spotlight search the name of program.
  8. ruzzian macrumors member


    Oct 5, 2005
    Southsea, UK
    I find Spotlight does miss some files for some reason. The Preference folders are in your User Library normally. (Home>Library>Preferences)

    I found it weird at first not having an uninstall option on applications etc but Ive discovered that if you just search in every folder on your system and get yourself used to where certain things go/end up you start to know the system better. Lets face it... PC OS's are so pointlessly massive, and OS X is compact and set out so you can find stuff easier. :D

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