removing junk left behind?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cinek, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. cinek macrumors 6502

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    do you guys use any apps to remove junk that's left behind by other apps (something like ccleaner for windows)?
     
  2. mape2k macrumors regular

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    I use AppCleaner to deinstall all my apps. I don't know if it is the best program but it usually finds more than just the .app file to delete.
     
  3. atlanticza macrumors 6502a

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    Debate on this forum: AppZapper vs AppCleaner

    I use Appcleaner... seems to do the job OK but have a look at this
     
  4. BigDrives macrumors newbie

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  5. Jmouse macrumors 6502

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    So by just deleting the app manually in the Application folder , wont delete all of its content?
     
  6. BigDrives macrumors newbie

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    Nope. There are still preference files and whatnot left over.
     
  7. fingerman macrumors member

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    CCleaner is out for Mac but only in Beta at the mo.
     
  8. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    This isn't a windows machine, try and get out of the habit of trying to "clean" it as one.

    OS X doesn't gunk itself up over time like windows does. It has no registry to mess up, isn't prone to malware, and the file system even defrags itself as you go. Heck, the size of the OS won't inflate by gigabytes due to updates like windows does either!

    Use your computer, and leave it at that, stop trying to fix something that isn't broken.
     
  9. cinek thread starter macrumors 6502

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  10. Vook macrumors member

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    True.
     
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  12. deadwulfe macrumors 6502a

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    I use CleanApp which helps when I decide I don't want to use an app and just want it all off my computer. However, the more I use CleanApp, the more I realize the same can be done with a spotlight search for the app name you're removing. I think deleting anything more than a related folder in the Library or a .plist file is asking for trouble down the road.
     
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