Reality of Delete Apps

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Michaelgtrusa, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

    Michaelgtrusa

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    I just discovered files from programs that I used appcleaner to delete all traces from my imac. I'm not amused by this and proceeded to check both libraries for file THAT should have been deleted. I found several. Corel painter being one, that had files in 2 locations!
     
  2. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, uninstaller programs struggle with larger apps. If I really want to get rid of something, I Spotlight it.
     
  3. Michaelgtrusa thread starter macrumors 604

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    I even found a camtwist file inside a quick time folder. That I deleted sometime ago.
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Whenever possible use uninstallers included with the applications. Of course that's difficult if said programs don't come with uninstallers...
     
  5. Michaelgtrusa thread starter macrumors 604

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