Uninstalling Software

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kevn, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. kevn macrumors newbie


    Jan 21, 2011
    I am using OS 10.6 I am trying to get ident to work on Mac Snak IRC software on Mac OS 10.6. I installed their optional ident software. But this didn't work-- no ident response from the IRC server. I also tried installing a separate "Ident-D", an ident server. This didn't work either.

    I'd like to completely get rid of what I installed, but have no idea where to look to remove them, or change back whatever it was that was changed. There was very little documentation with either one of these things. Snak IRC software support was unresponsive in email.

    The installation of both software was a double click--not a drag to the applications folder. I had to enter my password for them to install and/or make changes. Did it write files in a system settings folder of some kind? I'm pretty new to the mac. Any suggestions?

    thanks, Kevin
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
  3. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    AppZapper, AppCleaner, TrashMe, and similar apps do not do a thorough job of removing all files/folders related to deleted apps. I tested several of these, using Skype as the app to be removed. Of 17 items to be removed:
    AppZapper missed 13 items
    AppCleaner missed 11 items
    AppDelete missed 8 items
    Hazel missed 9 items​
    I also tested AppTrap, CleanMyMac and a few others, but don't recall how many items they missed. All left files/folders behind. In most cases, they remove .plist files and a few others, but leave behind much larger files and folders.

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