uninstalling programs

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by AudiGuy, Oct 16, 2005.

  1. AudiGuy macrumors regular

    Apr 8, 2005
    i want to uninstall a program but i dont think it came with an uninstaller. is it safe to move it to the trash and delete it? or is there another way to uninstall programs.
  2. devilot Moderator emeritus


    May 1, 2005
    That's the way-- drag it to the trash, baby! If you want, you can search for other associated files such as preference ones (blahblah.plist)
  3. alexstein macrumors 6502a


    Aug 23, 2004
    devilot76 is right. just drag and drop. Isn't that beautiful no uninstaller or add/remove program application necessary.
    I think you can delete all the application support files that are associated with you application as well.
    ~/Library/ApplicationSupport /(your application)
  4. FFTT macrumors 68030


    Apr 17, 2004
    A Stoned Throw From Ground Zero
    Once you have the Application, preference .plists,
    Application support (if applicable) empty trash
    and log in out.

    Then open your HD and enter both the application name and the developers name in the search window, or spotlight and look for leftovers.

    Documents, extensions, system library items, user library items etc.

    Once you're done repair permission.
  5. fayans macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2005
    MacRumors: Forums
    Those associated preference .plists can be ignored to keep the previous setting in case you might want to use the application again in future.
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    FFTT is spot on but that's not usually necessary. Dragging the app to the trash and emptying should suffice. :)

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