Uninstaller: What's good, do you use, why or why not?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by adam9c1, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. adam9c1 macrumors 65816

    adam9c1

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    #1
    Do you use an uninstaller?
    Why or why not?

    What's a good price?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    If you elect to use uninstaller apps, be aware that 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 and 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.
    The most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
     
  3. AGKyle macrumors 6502

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    Listen to this guy. Also, there are times (upgrading) where you may not want to remove everything and doing so will result in data loss. Using tools like these can result in loss of important data. I do not suggest using uninstaller tools. Doing so is basically at your own risk.
     
  4. adam9c1 thread starter macrumors 65816

    adam9c1

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    I haven't used uninstallers for years.
    Just thought if anything has changed in that spectrum.

    I have used uninstallers way back with classic environment. I think 9.
     

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