There is no way to delete Google music manager on your mac.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Roofy., Jan 9, 2012.

  1. Roofy. macrumors 6502a

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    I intstalled this on my mac and came to conclusion there is no way to get rid of it. I deleted it off of my applications and it still showed up every time I start up my mac. I searched how to completely uninstall it, did that, and it still shows up on startup and in my system preferences.


    Oh hey, just another reason to hate google. If anyone actually knows a way to get rid of this crap please let me know. Thanks
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    In the Finder, choose 'Go' > 'Applications'
    Locate 'Music Manager' and drag it to the Trash
    If you'd also like to delete remaining files associated with Google Music, please follow the instructions below:

    In the Finder, choose 'Go' > 'Go to Folder'
    Type in ~/Library/Application Support/Google and click Go.
    Locate the MusicManager folder and drag it to the Trash.
    Choose 'Go' > 'Go to Folder'
    Type in ~/Library/Preferences and click Go
    Locate the preference file com.google.musicmanager.plist and drag it to the Trash
    Delete ~/Library/MusicManager.prefPane
     
  3. Roofy. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I did all of that. Deleted everything google related. Yet still everytime I boot up my mac, music manager opens up. Plus its still in my system preferences. Its nice how they make it virtually impossible to delete their program.
     
  4. zoomike macrumors newbie

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    Music Manager in System Preferences

    Right click on the music manager in System Preferences and select Remove.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
     
  6. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    Nicely done. Thank you. I assume there is no one stop app that would do all that for you? I see a lot of threads about CleanMyMac and how it deletes way too much and what not but is there something simple where if I click Remove, it would go ahead and completely remove that application only?
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    In most cases, app removal software doesn't do a thorough job of finding and removing files/folders related to deleted apps. For more information, read this. If you just want to delete the app, drag the .app file to the trash. No other software needed. If you want to completely remove all associated files/folders, no removal apps will do the job. Only the manual method will completely remove all related files.

    I would not recommend CleanMyMac, based on the number of complaints that have been posted in this forum and elsewhere. As an example: CleanMyMac cleaned too much.
     

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