Uninstalling apps - completely

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hugoreynolds, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. hugoreynolds macrumors member

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    I'm trying to reinstall dvd studio 3 but every-time I delete the main file and try and reinstall it recognizes that it used to be on my computer and says 'upgrade'. I need to be able enter the serial number again but I'm never given this option. Are there files hidden somewhere that I'm missing?

    Thanks!
     
  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Try searching for a Receipts folder in your user directory.
     
  3. bov macrumors 6502

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  4. Aniej macrumors 68000

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    app delete is nice, but i use appzapper, which i like a lot. both work well.
     
  5. neilspartacus macrumors member

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  6. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

    2nyRiggz

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    Indeed, the receipt in your user directory is causing this....all you need to do is look for it and delete it.

    use spotlight and it will tell you exactly where the file is.



    Bless
     
  7. sunfast macrumors 68020

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    I've used AppDelete which is nice but I got ForkLift in the MacUpdate bundle which has an app deleter so I use that now.

    That said, Spotlight does everything you need
     
  8. macdave121 macrumors newbie

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