Sotware reomoval app forMac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by RobT, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. RobT macrumors 6502a

    RobT

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    I'm new to Mac. Would someone point me to a software removal tool (free preferred) for Mac that removes installed apps and their residue? I heard dragging to the trash leaves parts of an installed app behind.

    TIA
     
  2. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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    I've heard that appZapper is alright, though I've not tried it.

    usually deleting the prefs and any files in the application / application support folders is enough.
     
  3. xstux macrumors newbie

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  4. TheKnifeFight macrumors member

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    appzapper is not free..but its close. something like $13 to license it and any updated version that comes out.

    you can use it for free 5 times before you have to reinstall or register it. ;)
     
  5. sammich macrumors 601

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    The beauty of Mac is that you can uninstall the significant portions of a program by trashing the application itself.

    All programs would have a preferences file located in /Users/yourusername/Library/Preferences/, and some other bits in /Users/yourusername/Library/Application Support/

    Some programs might have other components and are a bit harder to rid yourself of. Generally, they have an uninstaller that comes with the program.

    AppZapper is the guaranteed way to rid yourself of all traces.
     

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