Removing a Program: Best Way ?

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  1. Robert4 macrumors 6502

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    Hello,

    What is the best way to totally remove a program, and all of its parts, from a Mac ?

    Just go to the Finder and delete it, or...?

    I realize it's not like in Windows, where you use regedit.

    Thanks,
    Bob
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    #2
    https://freemacsoft.net/appcleaner/

    A lot of apps you can just drop the app itself in the trash, but some leave behind junk. Myself and many others on here use the free app AppCleaner and it does a good job of cleaning everything up when you remove an app.
     
  3. nambuccaheadsau, Oct 7, 2018
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    nambuccaheadsau macrumors 68000

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    #3
    1. Uninstaller if it came with the programme.,

    2. Drag to Trash.

    3. Run a cleaning program as weasel suggests to remove all those 'left overs'. AppCleaner v. 3.4 is great and shows what ityis eliminating by way of associated and left over files.
     
  4. Robert4 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    As always, much thanks for help,
    Bob
     
  5. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    One more vote for App Cleaner.
    Small. Free. Works great.
     
  6. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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