Unistallar Programs

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  1. TheBigKing macrumors 65816

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    hi people all time i use windows pc today i buy mi first macbook pro late 2010 model how i unistall programs thats sound noob but its mi first time using a mac:D
     
  2. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Drag the .app to the trash. Don't use cleanmymac, appzapper, appcleaner or any crap like that.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Agreed! These apps are ineffective in removing all files/folders related to a deleted app. The only effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
     
  4. Ladybug macrumors 65832

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    Ugh, I just bought CleanMyMac. Could you elaborate more why these products are bad to use? Thanks

    Nevermind: I see someone just addressed my question as I was posting.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    AppZapper, AppCleaner, CleanApp, 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. (you will find a discussion of these tests in the thread linked below)

    One app that I would not recommend, based on the number of complaints that have been posted in this forum and elsewhere, is CleanMyMac. As an example: CleanMyMac cleaned too much
     
  6. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    I've also noticed that CleanMyMac sometimes deletes important system files which can lead to problems down the road. Id just consider it a waste of $15 or 30 if you paid for a lifetime license :eek: and just never use it.
     
  7. TheBigKing thread starter macrumors 65816

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    just go to finder and applications and move to the trash ?
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Read the link I posted in post #3 if you want to remove all traces of an app.
     
  9. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Yes, that will get rid of the bulk of the app.
     
  10. TheBigKing thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thanks
     
  11. Jakeblu macrumors regular

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    Nice link for deleting apps, worked a treat. Thanks
     
  12. kdoug macrumors 6502a

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    Learn something every day. And here I thought the finder sucked. I've been using PathFinder because I could never find the system files. Thanks for the tip!
     
  13. TheBigKing thread starter macrumors 65816

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    other question how i set up firefox 4 to get full screen i have i want to go full screen but i dont now how
     

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