uninstall Word 2008 (using AppCleaner) without getting rid of Word 2011? 2012

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by malch, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. malch macrumors 6502

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    Hi there,
    I've used Word 2011 long enough to know that I'm fine with it, and I'd now like to clear Word 2008 from my system.
    I can just drag the whole folder out of my Apps folder, and trash it, but I usually use a little app called AppCleaner to get rid of apps and all of their (often hidden or buried) corresponding files. Am I safe to use this, or will this get rid of Word 2011 as well?
    thanks,
    malch
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You should not use AppCleaner to remove MS Office 2008; you should use the included uninstaller. If you do not use the uninstaller you could have problems.
     
  3. malch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Very good advice. I'll go looking for the uninstaller.
    thanks,
    malch
     

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