Uninstalling Applications / Preferences

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ag227, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. ag227 macrumors regular

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    Normally to uninstall an application i dont want i simply drag and drop it into the trash, but this leaves all the preferences for said application intact through the hard disk.

    So how am i ment to uninstall and remove all these preferences and left over files without doing it manually?

    I know they do no harm staying there and the amount of space they take up is small (although it does start to add up), but its more of a psychological thing of me not wanting there for no reason.

    For example on windows 7 i use a program called revo unistaller which uninstalls the program normally and then scans the registry and filesystem for any left overs and removes them.

    Is there an OS X equivalent?

    On a side note..
    Ive heard and tried ONYX but it messed up my permissions for files and for the system and forced me to do a reinstall. Is ONYX recommend to use or is something else better?

    Thank you for your help
     
  2. lionheartednyhc macrumors 65816

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    AppZapper
     
  3. ag227 thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Well, no. MacWorld says they aren't perfect, but they'll do more than just delete the application. Fewer things will be left behind, but some things will escape and hang around.
     

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