uninstaling programs but then

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by siggybert, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. siggybert macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2009
    hi ,

    i ma new mac users so i am tryng to find alternative programs to the once i used under windows .

    some are ok some i , 'move to trash' and look for eayser to use.

    when i dont need program anymore i ' move to trash ' the program in my aplications.

    :confused: is that enough?
    i know mac is differnet , but under windows you needed to run several cleaning programs regularly to clean up all the bits and pieces left behind ....

    greetings B
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    For 99% of Mac apps, moving the application icon in your Applications folder to the trash is going to eliminate the vast majority of the disk space that application takes up. There are preference files (small, a few kB) that remain, which you can remove using one of the programs listed here.

    Important exceptions to this rule are Microsoft Office and any of the Adobe apps, for which you should use the included uninstallers.
  3. siggybert thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2009
    tnx alot for super fast reply :) you use them all 4 ?
  4. KingYaba macrumors 68040


    Aug 7, 2005
    Up the irons
  5. iAlexG macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2009
    If you feel you want to clean up everything an App leaves behind then use AppDelete. Just drag an app to the AppDelete windows and it will find associated files and delete them
  6. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

    Mar 12, 2007
    But it's fine just moving it to the trash, the small preference files take up no space and are there if you ever get the app again.

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