Uninstall iWork '09

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by d21mike, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. d21mike macrumors 68040

    d21mike

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    I installed the 30 day trial of iWork '09. If I decide to uninstall it do I just "Move to Trash" the folder from the Applications Folder. The folder has 3 Apps inside. I am new to the Mac. On Windows there is an uninstall option for most things. I did read the Guide to uninstall applications and I believe this is the method was not sure.
     
  2. rashhashan macrumors newbie

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    just drag the entire folder into the trash and empty :D welcome to the simple world of mac my friend! (Also if you want to be thorough you can install a program called AppCleaner which searches for other application files of the app in question and deletes them as well!
    :apple:Happy Mac-ing!:apple:
     
  3. d21mike thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks, I did install AppCleaner for now.
     
  4. Mike225 macrumors 6502a

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    Just delete to trash So simple! (1)

    1. Disclaimer: If you want it fully uninstalled download a separate uninstaller
     
  5. yayitsezekiel macrumors 6502a

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    appzapper is another good one too...and it had some cool effects when you "zap" your apps :p
     
  6. rashhashan macrumors newbie

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    np bro, and again welcome to the world of :apple:
    :cool:

    hence my reference to AppCleaner above but thnx bro:rolleyes:

    true but i think you get a 12 day trial or something then its like 14$ ...why pay when you can get AppCleaner for free?
     
  7. Caleb531 macrumors 6502

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    If you have Snow Leopard, I find TrashMe to be an even better free alternative.
     
  8. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

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    I use apptrap. There is no need to launch it in order to uninstall apps. Just drag to the trash and you get a dialogue.


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  9. Caleb531 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, AppCleaner and TrashMe also do that (albeit you must enable it first), but it will do the same thing.
     
  10. rashhashan macrumors newbie

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    ooh! good call sir! i like..:) :apple:rashhashan recomended:apple: lol
     
  11. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

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    For most apps, just dragging to the Trash is sufficient though there are likely preferences/plists left behind. Many of the third-party software-deletion apps will miss something.

    iWork '09, especially in Snow Leopard, can be a problem. It used to be that to update the trial to the licensed version with the box, you just inserted the DVD & ran the installer to convert the trial to licensed. This changed with Snow Leopard. You now need to delete the trial & then reinstall from the boxed DVD. The files to delete are the iWork ’09 folder from the main HD > Applications; the iWork ’09 folder in HD > Library > Application Support & the individual iWork application plist files found in HD > Users > (your account) > Library > Preferences for each user.
     
  12. eg in DC macrumors newbie

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    I found by dragging the application to the trash, it deleted some elements of iWork08 that I still need, such as templates. So I can't use it.

    Unfortunately, my discs are in storage. What to do? The trial is going to end and I've decided not to I upgrade my software until I get a new computer.
     
  13. awesomenish macrumors newbie

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    Also, ApZapper doesn't uninstall everything. I discovered this after using the app for almost a year
     

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