Uninstalling apps query?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by snerkler, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. snerkler macrumors 6502a

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    I've read in several places that if you uninstall an app by dragging it to the trash it doesn't delete all of the files, so what is the best way to delete apps making sure all files are deleted?

    How can I locate files that may have been left behind from apps I've already deleted via trash?

    Cheers
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
     
  3. snerkler thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for this link, that's what I was looking for but couldn't find it :eek:
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Actually the best way is to use an app's included uninstaller, if it comes with one.
     
  5. snerkler thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How do I do this, and where do I find the uninstaller?
     
  6. John T macrumors 68020

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    The vast majority of Mac apps are not provided with an uninstaller.
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Even uninstaller apps frequently leave things behind. They are rarely effective in completely removing all related files.
     

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