removing vuze from my mac

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by abz1981, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. abz1981 macrumors 65816

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    HI all

    Whats the best way to uninstall vuze from my mba. Is it simply dragging and dropping the icon in trash or should I also be doing something else? also out of utorrents or transmission what do ppl recommend?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Dragging an app to the trash is all you need to do in most cases to remove it. However, most apps leave behind files/folders such as caches, plists, etc. In most cases, these only take up disk space and don't affect your performance. If you want to free up disk space, the most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
     
  3. abz1981 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    GGJstudios

    Thanks for that :) I simply dragged the app and the relevant vuze folder to the trash and deleted it. I couldn't find anything else in Finder when I selected search my mac on all files etc. So guess its all gone. thanks :) Do you have any suggestion on utorrent or transmission?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Did you search using the method described in the link I posted? If you didn't find at least a .plist file, you may not have followed all the steps.
    From what I've read in other threads on the topic, I think most people use Transmission, but either should work fine.
     
  5. abz1981 thread starter macrumors 65816

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  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Pay particular attention to steps 4-6 of those instructions. It still works on Lion.
    Spotlight won't help you because it won't find system files or anything in the Library folders. You have to use Finder for this type of search.
     
  7. Troneas macrumors 65816

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    use appcleaner and be done with it.


    digging the computer for lost system files is so windows-like.
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    In most cases, app removal software such as AppCleaner doesn't do a thorough job of finding and removing files/folders related to deleted apps. For more information, read this.
     
  9. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    I kind of have to disagree in most cases they do and suites like adobe suite have their own uninstaller built in, only in some cases do i think it is necessary to manually search n. delete it.
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Read the link I posted. I've done testing, which that link describes. They are not effective at removing everything and many times leave behind much larger files than the ones they remove.
     
  11. abz1981 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    HI :)

    I managed to delete all the files using the method you described GGJstudios. I guess I was doing it wrong before, didn't read the instructions clearly. However found all associated files and its all deleted.

    This is a good link you provided. Am going to bookmark it.

    From the 3 years I have owned macs, I am still learning new things each day.

    Thanks again :)
     

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